Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a OWI / DUI in Mio
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The two charges for drunk driving in Michigan are: Operating While Impaired (OWI) and Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI). Recent changes established OWI laws as the most severe offense, and is a charge which is most commonly referred to as (DUI) in other states. The OWVI charge is applied to motorists who may be below the legal limit and yet exhibit signs of impairment due to alcohol or drugs. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Michigan, you need to speak with a Oscoda County DUI lawyer as soon as possible. For comprehensive DUI defense, call the Nichols Law Firm right away.
- The Nichols Law Firm defends drivers accused of being impaired by drugs and alcohol
- Specialty areas include complex forensic issues and federal law
- Attorney Mike Nichols is a national leader in drunk driving defense, who uncovered a new flaw in blood alcohol testing in Michigan
- Well-known and respected attorneys who are committed to results
- Free initial consultation to speak with an attorney right away
All drunk driving charges in the state of Michigan are considered crimes and can cause some very negative repercussions in your life. Even if you have been charged with a OWI/DUI you must not give up your right to a fair trial. An arrest does not automatically mean you will be convicted. You must contact the skilled Oscoda County DUI lawyers with the Nichols Law Firm to increase your chances of reaching a favorable solution in your case.
To schedule your initial consultation, call (888) 677-1666 or fill out the consultation form found on this page.
Oscoda County DUI Penalties
The penalties for an Oscoda County DUI are subject to become more severe depending on whether you are being charged with an OWI or an OWVI. Aggravating factors, such as the presence of a child in the vehicle, or accident involving injury, are also prone to make the penalties you face more severe. In more serious cases, you may face the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device and required participation in alcohol rehabilitation classes.
It is important for you and for your attorney to understand what kind of case you will be facing, since so much is depending on whether you are charged with an OWI, or an OWVI, and the penalties may vary. Time is critical, so in order for you and your Oscoda County DUI lawyer to be best prepared you must begin the planning of a strong defense as soon as possible. Don’t waste any more time! Call the Oscoda County DUI lawyers at Nichols Law Firm and request a consultation!
About the Nichols Law Firm, Oscoda County DUI Lawyers
Founding Member, Forensic Critic and Adjunct Law Professor Mike Nichols handles cases where the accused citizen is up against an overzealous police officer, an overzealous prosecutor or swimming upstream against the political winds marshaled by mothers against drunk driving (MADD) or some other political cause. He is an attorney who focuses his practice area and therefore has developed skills and qualifications in the area of the defense of drinking or drugged drivers.
He handles the most intense cases, especially when the matter garners media attention. He tried 11 OWI cases in 2012 and obtained not guilty verdicts in more than half of those cases.
In 2012 he also successfully moved to exclude a Michigan State Police blood analysis claiming to have identified 11 nanograms per milliliter of THC in the blood sample of the alleged client. The basis for the motion was the inability of the MSP lab to analyze human blood for the presence of marijuana.
In 2011, he successfully moved to exclude a blood alcohol analysis that claimed his client’s blood alcohol content was .29. The basis for the motion was the lack of any uncertainty declaration with the report issued by the Michigan State Police.
Wendy M. Schiller
Wendy Schiller-Nichols, the founding partner of Nichols Law Firm, began practicing law in 2000. As a partner, mother, lawyer and wife, Ms. Schiller-Nichols understands what quality of life means. Ms. Schiller-Nichols will work tirelessly to get results for her clients.
While attending the University of Memphis, Ms. Schiller-Nichols worked as a legal assistant/paralegal for a medical malpractice firm in Memphis, TN. She earned her Bachelors Degree and then returned to Michigan, wherein she graduated With Distinction from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Ms. Schiller-Nichols is a member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Ingham County Bar Association. She lives in East Lansing with her husband and law partner, Michael J. Nichols and their three children. Ms. Schiller-Nichols is a native of Northern Michigan, graduating from Oscoda High School.
Karen Phillips is an accomplished Michigan DUI lawyer with a focus in criminal defense. One of her more well known successes in court was for her representation of a client during Michigan’s infamous “cedarfest” riots. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University, and received her juris doctorate from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She focuses on specializing in driver’s license restoration and litigation of alcohol-related offenses. She was named as a SuperLawyer Rising Star in Criminal Law in 2013 by SuperLawyers Magazine; she was selected after rigorous peer review. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Michigan have been accredited by SuperLawyers.
Joshua M. Covert
Joshua M. Covert graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2011. For his Master of Laws (LLM) degree, his curriculum focused on medical marijuana and criminal law. Josh Covert is a member of several professional organizations including: Criminal Defense Lawyers of Michigan (CDAM) and is also a member of the NORML legal committee (NLC) working to reform marijuana laws.
Mr. Covert has had success defending those accused of drunk driving. In 2012, Mr. Covert represented a client charged with felony restricting and obstructing with habitual offender enhancements as well as OWI child endangerment and an implied consent violation. After Mr. Covert made his appearance at the preliminary examination, both the felony restricting and obstructing and the implied consent violation were dismissed resulting in a sentence where fines and costs were the only requirements.
Further in 2012, Joshua also represented a client who was charged with OWI 2nd which could have resulted in the revocation of his drivers license for at least one year. Thanks to Mr. Covert’s efforts his client was able to plead to open intoxicant on a public highway which did not affect his driver’s license.
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If you are facing DUI charges in Oscoda County, Michigan then you must not waste another moment! Call (888) 677-1666 for immediate assistance!
Nichols Law Firm Reviews
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OWI involving a health care professional, who had a prior conviction. Case dismissed because the officer did not reliably administer standardized field sobriety tests.
People v Norm
Lansing political professional charged with OWI. Not guilty.
People v Jeremiah
Ohio resident with a prior conviction charged with operating with the presence of any drug causing an accident and leaving the same. The judge excluded the blood analysis because it was not conducted reliably enough to be admissible.
People v Jon
Kuwaiti/U.S. joint citizen was charged with domestic violence with a prior alcohol conviction on his record in a rural northern Michigan community. The jury verdict was not guilty on all charges.
People v A
An Indian citizen who had immigration and deportation concerns was arrested for drunk driving with an alleged breath alcohol content of .12. The OWI was dismissed and the client was allowed to plead to careless - thus preserving his ability to emigrate to Canada and return to the U.S.
People v L
Client called me with the great news last night. I can't thank you enough for all you have done. It truly has been an ordeal! God bless you for all you have done.
Mother of client of Michael J. Nichols, Grand Junction, Michigan
Excellent representation-first class across the board! I would refer Michael to anyone.
Client of Michael J. Nichols
I really appreciated the calm yet objective approach that both Mike and Wendy took while working with me on my case. . .They made the journey more tolerable. Thanks to both of them! I would recommend the firm to anyone, especially someone going through a legal issue for a first time, which can be frightening.
Client of Michael J. Nichols & Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Grand Haven, Michigan
Mike, I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did in my court case. I will be forever grateful and never forget that. I'm so lucky to have met you and to have you fighting on my side.
Client of Michael J. Nichols, St. Johns, Michigan
Mike far exceeded my expectations. He was extremely well versed in how to prepare prior to going in front of the judge for sentencing. I would recommend Mike to anyone for any legal matter. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Mike and his services.
Client of Michael J. Nichols, Shelby Township, Michigan
I could not have found a better person to represent me in my case.
Client of Michael J. Nichols, Lansing, Michigan
Everything about and with this case was handled in a proficient and timely manner. The outcome was above expectations and the time put forth was greatly appreciated.
Client of Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Carson City, Michigan
I could not be happier with the outcome of my terrible situation. You did such an awesome job for me. I still cannot believe how well everything worked out. I really appreciate all of your hard work and personal attention. You made me feel calm and comfortable during a very nervous time.
Client of Karen L. Phillips, Walker, Michigan
Karen is a great person. She is very helpful and dedicated to her clients. I'm so thankful I had her as my lawyer. She made me feel very comfortable.
Client of Karen Phillips, Bath, Michigan
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