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Very professional representation in DUI case. My main concern were possible restrictions affecting professional travel as a consequence of a criminal conviction. The Nichols lawyer team explored every angle of my case and found a way to resolve the case with a favorable outcome that will allow me to travel freely, sleep again, and go back to my life after months filled with anxiety about my future. The entire law office is very well managed and Michael Nichols is extremely knowledgeable, ethical (yes!), and absolutely dedicated to do whatever it takes. Can only recommend in highest terms.
I don't know what to say other than Mike Nichols is the best. I have dealt with many attorneys in my lifetime of 59 years, and he actually cares and fights for positive results. He has never let me down since originally retaining him many years ago. He is responsive at all times. He is easy to do business with and compassionate , easy to talk to. With Mike on your side, you can rest assured and have total faith.....the best !
A few weeks ago I received a misdemeanor for open container. Unfortunately, this was not my first offense. I expected the worst, as my last alcohol related offense resulted in 6 months of the worst probation of my life. Once Mike was assigned to the case, he and his staff immediately kept me very informed. Not once did I have to call/message more than once, and usually got a text from him within the hour. They were very swift with submitting everything needed by the court, while also sending me copies of all documents along the way. Long story short, the case got reduced to a civil infraction and I actually got $50 back from the bond I posted! If you need a lawyer for alcohol related offenses, you'd be stupid to go anywhere else!
I wanted to share my experience with the Nichols Law Firm and Mike Nichols specifically. I hired Mike and his firm to help with an OVI charge not my first unfortunately. Mike's knowledge of the law the local district and circuit court was impeccable. Mike held my hand throughout the process and my wife's and was able to obtain the best possible outcome. His firm stayed on top of all the correspondence and kept me informed throughout the whole stressful process. I would recommend the Nicholas Law Firm to anyone in need of help!
I was arrested for Drunk and Disorderly Conduct. I was referred to Mike by a friend who had retained him in the past. From day one Mike was there for me. He put my mind at ease once I retained him and was able to get my cased dismissed to a Civil Infraction with just a small fine. I highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in any legal problems especially related to alcohol crimes. He is a little pricey but its worth it if you are trying to avoid a criminal conviction on your record.
I fully endorse Mike Nichols without reservation. Unfortunately, I have needed the services of several dui defense attorneys in the last 1.5 years. As a doctor with many high powered attorneys for friends, I chose my representation from the cream of the crop. Of the 4 attorneys I collaborated with, Mike was the most thorough, professional, and knowledgeable.
Because I was headed to jury trial, I needed a calm, personable attorney who was capable of persuading people. I needed a polished orator. This is where Mike clearly outshines his colleagues.
Mike also has extensive knowledge of the science behind blood alcohol testing. He can sit in a room of chemists and doctors and participate fully in the scientific discussions. This allowed him to look through my case with a fine toothed comb and identify numerous errors during the collection and processing of my blood sample. He is also uniquely able to convey these difficult scientific principles to less educated jurors.
I was very impressed that at one of my preliminary hearings, Mike took the time to confer with me and double check all his notes as the court room sat in silence, waiting for him to get frazzled and sit down. Every time he neared finishing with a witness he would take his time to make sure he had covered all of his bases before he dismissed them. All eyes were on him; everyone wanted him to move on, but he stayed calm and owned the floor.
If you're looking to retain an attorney to represent you for DUI/OWI case, look no further because Mike is your guy.
I have never been in legal trouble before, so when I was arrested on the night of the incident and was subsequently charged with an OWI, I was extremely flummoxed and lost. Due to my inexperience with hiring attorneys, I was unsure as to where to even begin to fight the charge. After conducting some substantial research and consulting with other attorneys, I came to a firm conclusion that Mike was the guy to hire, and I have not regretted my decision through out the whole stint
Not only Mike is an intelligent, caring, experienced, and adept lawyer, he is very familiar with the East Lansing 54-B court and its staff. I also have no doubt that he is well known in other jurisdictions. He will educate you with your legal rights, and he will work his magic to produce the best result for you.
My BAC test indicated .14, which is almost twice the legal limit. Despite the absurdly high BAC test, Mike used his legal acumen to plead down my OWI charge to Reckless Driving WITHOUT probation and community service. This is a phenomenal deal considering my high BAC result and it's a result that only an experienced attorney like Mike can obtain.
If you're currently facing an OWI charge, do not panic and just call MIke to set up a meeting. If you decided to retain him, make sure to relax and focus on your other priorities in life because Mike will take care everything for you.
Worrying about the case is not going to solve anything but Mike will.
Thank you for everything, Mike. You have been absolutely fabulous, and I have learned a lot from you. I wish the best of luck to you and your future endeavors.
Mike Nichols and his entire legal team in one word: Professionals. From the minute I spoke to Mr. Nichols, he began to remedy my legal problems. As a young college student who had never been in trouble with the law before, this was a life-changing experience. My arrest for OWI was a difficult event, but Mike was there for me from the beginning.
My confidence in Mr. Nichols and his team only grew after we met in person. Throughout my experience with the Nichols Firm I have been extremely impressed with his office staff and colleagues. They have treated me with respect, kindness, and honesty. They are always willing to lend a hand in any questions or issues that arose. What has impressed me even more is Mr. Nichols extensive knowledge in OWI/DUI defense. As a first time offender for OWI, I had little knowledge myself, and there can be many myths about laws and procedure out there. Mr. Nichols dispelled many of the common perceptions about OWI offenses and the consequences that come with it. Mike's experience with OWI law was integral to my defense, which was superb.
As to my defense itself, Mr. Nichols is a skilled attorney who is knowledgeable and proactive. He would always take the time to answer any of my questions and kept me up to date with the latest information related to my case in real time. He is excellent to work with, and as a result, his courtroom presence is amazing. It is clear he has taken the time to foster good relationships with the judges, prosecuting attorneys, and courtroom employees.
I have full confidence in Mike Nichols and his law firm to represent anyone in a criminal defense matter, especially OWI cases. Mr. Nichols and his law firm are very talented and experienced. You will not be disappointed in retaining his services.
Mike just finished representing me in a DUI case that ended with a dismissal. It was a long and arduous process that ended up taking 22 months. The outcome of my case also had an impact on my professional license ( since I am licensed through the State ). Mike did an excellent and thorough job with my case. Mike not only impressed me with his legal expertise and court presentation but also in his emotional support that allowed me to stay the course and realize complete vindication.
I was arrested for an OWI and this being the first time I got in any serious trouble I was quite clueless about how everything works. While interviewing other attorneys, Mike Nichols immediately caught my attention with his professionalism and knowledge of the system. I provided him with the information and he worked fast and efficiently to put everything in order, making me feel much more calm and comfortable about the situation.
He is an outstanding litigator, when in a hearing with the police officer who arrested me I witnessed Mike turn the officer inside out with legal information and facts that left the officer stumbling over his words. When I was arrested I refused the breathalyzer, therefore my license was suspended for one year. Mike immediately obtained a court ordered hardship/restricted license, so not only was he working with my OWI charge, he also handled my driving permit with the Secretary of State.
When discussing possible outcomes it seemed I would at least receive an impaired driving. Mike was very persistent with the prosecutor and very good at keeping me informed throughout the whole process. I was amazed to find out the OWI charge would be dismissed and it only resulted in a careless driving...with no probation! To say the least, I was very impressed and dumbfounded that these results were achievable, when interviewing another attorney he said there was only a 5% chance of this happening. My confidence in the Nichols Law Firm is extremely high, I trust the decisions he made because I know he always looked out for my best interest. I recommend Mike Nichols to anyone with a DUI related incident, his knowledge and experience is second to none.