Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Fighting to protect your constitutional rights

Selecting an attorney is one of the most crucial decisions that you can make. At The Nichols Law Firm, PLLC we understand that and we will help you select the attorney with whom you are the most comfortable, whether it is with our firm or with another firm. You should ask yourself whether the attorney has overrepresented the likely result for you or whether what you hear from the attorney makes sense when you think about the facts and circumstances in your particular case.

At The Nichols Law Firm, PLLC, we fight hard for people who face criminal charges. Our firm is known for handling complex criminal matters. If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, call The Nichols Law Firm, PLLC.

Complex Crimes

We handle criminal law matters that involve:

  • Murder
  • Sex crimes, including date rape, statutory rape, and other criminal sexual conduct
  • Aggravated assault and battery
  • Armed robbery
  • Domestic violence

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Because we are located so close to a college campus, we also handle many alcohol and drug offenses, including:

  • Michigan DUI defense
  • Felony drug charges, including possession of marijuana, crystal meth, MDMA (ecstasy), and cocaine
  • Underage drinking
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Drunk & disorderly conduct

Your Right to Remain Silent

Even if you have not been read your rights, you have a right to remain silent. If the police arrest or investigate you, using this right is your best option against incriminating yourself. Even if you have not been warned that what you say can be used against you, it still can. Therefore, if you are under arrest, your best option is to not tell the police anything or sign any statements until you talk to a lawyer.

Once you retain us, we get started right away.

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Peer Recognition

Mike Nichols is a national leader in drunk driving defense. He is a member of the Forensic Committee and Michigan delegate to the National College for DUI Defense. He is also a Sustaining Member of the College. Nichols is also a founding member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys; a member of the American Chemical Society; an associate member of he American Academy of Forensic Science, Adjunct Professor of Forensic Evidence in Criminal Law and OWI Law and Practice at Cooley Law School. He is also author of the West OWI Practice book and several chapters in other books on science and the law.

Mike Nichols is recognized by his peers in Michigan as a “SuperLawyer” in DUI/Criminal Defense. Nichols has also been asked to speak at conferences by groups such as the NCDD; Various Bar Associations in other states.