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Michael J. Nichols

Michael Nichols’s Legal Cases

20 total


  • P v Wood

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    A 17 year old client was charged with negligent homicide based on the results of a "black box" that were recovered from his vehicle after a fatal car accident. The prosecution team hired and flew experts from all over the country to testify about the accuracy of the information in the black box. The jury came back not guilty after 20 minutes.
  • People vs Steve Kinne

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not guilty.
    Description:
    The client was a Battle Creek Police Officer charged with sexually assaulting a woman who he knew. The trial lasted one week. The jury foreman told "The Battle Creek Enquirer" that the jury did not find the complaining witness to be credible following the cross examination conducted by attorney Mike Nichols.
  • People v Bulson

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    The client was a police officer charged with sexual assault while he was off-duty. The verdict was not guilty after the jury concluded that the charge was not proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • P v Pirzad

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    The client was found not guilty of a jury despite having an alleged breath alcohol content of .27 as measured by the datamaster at the city of East Lansing.
  • P v Eding

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty of Felony
    Description:
    The client faced a felony charge resulting from an assault that occurred during Welcome Week 2005 at the Michigan State University campus. The client was acquitted of the felony charge after an 8 day trial.
  • Cedarfest

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty of Riot Charge
    Description:
    The client was found not guilty of inciting a riot or furthering a riot following one of the infamous cedarfest incidents in 2008. The client was among few who were arrested to avoid being banned from the Michigan State University campus.
  • P v Nettles Nickerson

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Motion to Dismiss Pending
    Description:
    Co-counsel Andrew Abood (Drew Peterson case) and I are litigating a motion to dismiss. Officers involved in the arrest have admitted a number of mistakes already.
  • P v Miller

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    The client's breath alcohol content was measured at .09/.10. The jury disbelieved that the datamaster measured the client's breath alcohol content accurately beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • People v unnamed client

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Dismissal
    Description:
    A charge of exhibition driving was dismissed against the client after a motion over the constitutionality of the ordinance.
  • People v Floyd

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    Client is on the video surveillance video at a local department store. The video capture a shoplifting incident in which the client was captured on film The jury found the client not guilty regardless.