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Michael J. Nichols

Michael Nichols’s Legal Cases

21 total

  • 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 Anonymous

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Outcome:
    All Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    The client was charged with refusing a chemical test, therefore the Michigan Secretary of State sought to suspend his license for 1 year. The client was also charged with OWI. After a hearing before an administrative law judge, the refusal suspension was dismissed and the client's driviing privileges were saved. The prosecuting attorney then dismissed all charges at the courthouse steps as we were getting ready to start a hearing on our motion to dismiss based on a 4th Amendment violation for an improper stop.
  • 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 Pirzad

    Practice Area:
    DUI and 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 Nettles Nickerson

    Practice Area:
    DUI and 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 and 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 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.
  • People v Anson

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty of OWI
    Description:
    Client charged with OWI 1st offense and indicated during office conference thaat he suffered from GERD. After investigation and development of the facts and the defense, the jury acquited the client of OWI.
  • People v Anonymous

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Outcome:
    Charges Dismissed
    Description:
    Client was charged with 1st degree criminal sexual misconduct during a fraternity party in 2009 at Michigan State University.