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  • DUI Dismissed!! Thanks to Mike Nichols!!!

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    Posted by Alexis

    Mike Nichols represented me in a DUI case in early 2016 that resulted in a dismissal of all charges. I had originally had a first-consult with two other attorneys about my situation and can say I was extremely disheartened. And then I found Mike Nichols! I found him by referral from friends, and he immediately made me feel like he had true hope in my case. I felt like he had my best interest in mind and the best intentions from the beginning. That he was on my side and he was going to fight for me to the end of this case. Right away, I could tell he was listening intently to everything I had to say, and he knows to ask all the right questions. He is very calm, and straight to the point. In the court room, he catches onto the smallest details and runs with them. He knows exaxtly how to approach the judge and is truly eloquent when he speaks. I cannot express enough how impressed I am with the way he conducts himself and calmly reads situations and picks out the important details that most would never pick up on. It was also quite apparent to me that he has noticeable respect in the court room by the judge. I cannot express enough how happy I am with the result of my case and every aspect leading up to it. Working with Mike Nichols was one of the best decisions I have ever made!

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  • Historic Victory

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    Posted by Cindy

    Mike Nichols and his team were able to deliver a well earned victory for me in an extremely public, complex, and historic case. Their hard work and thoroughness in combing through mountains of discovery showed in Nichol's adeptness in choosing and questioning witness as well as his performance inside and outside of the courtroom.
    The Nichol's team was accessible, answered my questions, and kept me up to date on any changes happening with my case.
    They won the day through their research and knowledge of applicable case law, applying it to the elements of my charges, and combining it into a individualized winning strategy which took all the unique facets of my case into account.
    I am very thankful that I had the Representation of Mike Nichols and his law team, and appreciate the sensitivity and dedication they gave in handling my case all the way through.

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  • From Convicted to Unconvicted to Dismissed

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    Posted by a client

    First of all, I have to sincerely thank you Mike for your extreme dedication to my case and for allowing me to keep my driving privileges and the ability to continue forward with my life without the severe challenges I was facing. Should I ever come across someone who is facing a serious situation such I was, I will recommend you in a heartbeat - you are an incredibly intelligent and talented lawyer - My case would not have been dismissed without you.

    I was charged with Second Offense OWI w/high BAC July 2015. Before Mike I hired thee absolute worst lawyer who took me as far as convicted on the day of jury trial. I was in awe that my case had just been handled in the worst possible way, with the worst possible outcome. I was facing 30 days in jail, no driving privileges, and 6 months probation.

    I knew my case had potential and I did not want to give up. I contacted Mike Nichols Law and he immediately began working on my case and made me feel calm and confident that something could be done. Mike quickly had my sentencing date cancelled, and a motion hearing scheduled to prove Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and request for a retrial. He is beyond skilled in conveying his message in a simple, but strong and effective way. His approach was extremely confident, humble, respectful, and I observed that he had everyone's attention in the courtroom every time that he spoke. He brought clarity to the fact that my case would have had a different outcome had I of had better assistance from my 1st lawyer. We also had an expert speak of the particular details that my 1st lawyer failed to explore, reconfirming all that Mike presented to the court. The judge granted the motion for a retrial - I felt so relieved that I was no longer convicted, and had another chance at turning this case around.

    A 2nd jury trial date was scheduled, but not for a couple of months. In the mean time, Mike was onto another brilliant strategy to better the probability of the outcome we were seeking. He scheduled another hearing to suppress evidence as my arrest was unconstitutional.

    On the day of that hearing to suppress evidence, Mike thoroughly questioned and tested the arresting officers knowledge to his responsibilities and duties when he suspects a possible DUI. Mike is up to date on the all of the laws, regulations, and tests that an officer should as be well, and again brought light to the fact that the officer failed to administer the field sobriety tests correctly, and therefore those tests he completed were invalid. Mike also brought up other details of the case that proved the officer failed to attempt to explore or discover further findings before making his arrest, and therefore did not have probable cause for my arrest. We also had an expert elaborate specifically on how the arresting officer failed to properly administer the field sobriety tests, along with other aspects of improperly handling my case. Mike was sharp, on point, and on top of guiding the hearing his way, and the prosecutor came across weaker and less effective each and every time he spoke. Mike clearly won the attention of the Judge, she intently listened. The very following day, the motion to suppress evidence was granted by the judge, and I received news that my case had been dismissed.

    I wish I would have hired Mike to begin with, but the outcome that came of hiring him even AFTER being convicted, makes me truly grateful and appreciative that he took on the challenge of my case and saw the potential. There was not a moment when I felt uneasy or hopeless.

    If you need a phenomenal, persuasive, incredibly intelligent lawyer - do not waste time elsewhere, hire Mike, you will NOT regret it.

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  • Helped fight charge relating to an identity theft

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    Posted by Heather

    I was wrongfully accused of a crime after having my identity stolen. Michael Nichols helped me navigate the legal system and found the evidence to have the charges dropped thus avoiding going to trial or having anything on my record. I wholeheartedly believe hiring his law firm was the best course of action I could have taken. He knew all of the right questions to ask and did everything possible to get the charges dropped before I had to sit in court. Everyone else I met at the law firm was incredibly nice and very professional.

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  • Excellent Lawyer

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    Posted by Matt

    I hired Michael Nichols to represent me when I received an OWI in East Lansing. If convicted I could have possibly lost my job so I needed someone to really fight for me and the Nichols law firm did that and more. Everyone at his firm was very friendly and easy to communicate with throughout the entire case. The trial was lengthy but he took care of a lot hearings and filing of paperwork without me having to appear and him and his office always kept me up to date on everything going on with the case. He fought very hard for me and filed two separate motion trials in order to get evidence suppressed which was successful in the second trial. He got my OWI dropped to a civil infraction careless driving which was a better outcome than I expected to get. If you are in any kind of legal trouble I would recommend going to the Nichols law firm because no one will work harder for you and they get results. They are simply the best!

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  • Excellent lawyer

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    Posted by a client

    Mike and his firm helped me tremendously throughout my OWI case. He contacted me within hours after submitting my case to him. That right there showed he was on top of his work, and would do all he could to help me win this case. Mike was available to me 24/7 through text, phone, and email. Him and his staff emailed all the documents and paperwork needed for this case in a timely manner and was able to come up with a plea agreement for me in less than a month. I was charged with speeding 5 over, which resulted in the OWI, and Mike was able to eliminate both charges effectively, and come up with an alternative plea agreement. I recommend Mike to anyone who may feel like they don't deserve an OWI/DUI.

    Thank you again Mike and staff for the wonderful work your team accomplished.

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  • Best Attorney in Michigan -- DUI / Criminal Defense

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    Posted by a client

    The stakes were very high. I was charged with OUI/DUI and refusal to submit to Chemical Tests. Loss of my driving privileges and an alcohol related conviction could put my professional license (don't want to be overly specific) in jeopardy as well as impact my employability. Mike and his team were rock stars.

    The refusal to submit to chemical tests brings a MANDATORY 12 month suspension of driving privileges. This wouldn't even allow me to drive for work. Mike prevailed in getting this charge dismissed.

    The DUI comes with 6 points, big fines, and a life-long scar on my driving record along with insurance ramifications. Mike was successful in getting the blood evidence suppressed, which ultimately resulted in the charges being dropped.

    I never regretted hiring Mike and his team from day 1. They are professionals at each step. He knows the process better than the police, understands how the blood and breath test machines work, where the vulnerabilities are, and what steps the peace officers must take to ensure they meet their burden of proof. Communication was very good throughout the process. He is available by email, phone, text, even cell and the Nichols team works around the clock.

    Mike Nichols is worth every penny and more.

    I won't ever need his DUI services again because I have learned a very valuable lesson (despite having all charges dropped completely), but I certainly can throw my full support behind him for others that are facing this difficult situation. Hire Mike and he will give you the best possible outcome given your circumstances.

    Thanks again Mike!

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  • Great Firm

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    Posted by Mitch

    Mike was very attentive and called me before every court date. He gave me his cell number and communicated through text promptly. I felt like he had my back, he went out of his way to contact a probation officer on a separate charge that he was not representing me on. Very much appreciated the effort he put into my case.
    I feel I got the best possible outcome in my situation, thanks to Mike.

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  • Excellent Representation!

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    Posted by Floyd

    Michael Nichols was very confident, reassuring, and superb in his work with my case. He and his firm made me feel at ease with everything going on! I highly recommend his services to anybody in need of legal representation!

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  • Extremely grateful

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    Posted by Richard

    In my personal experience, Mr. Nichols was very professional and exceptionally knowledgeable. I am very grateful for having him on my side. His professionalism kept me calm during this troubling time in my life. From my family to yours- Thank you! You have gone above and beyond the call of duty for me. I will never forget all the hard and diligent work you and your staff went through.

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