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How to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction on the “Biggest Bar Night of the Year”

It is Thanksgiving Eve, everyone.  As such, many of us will be traveling to our hometowns to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends and, accordingly, tonight is unofficially known as the “biggest bar night of the year” (click here to read more).  Thanksgiving Eve is a great opportunity for friends and family to reunite around the holiday.  Just remember, however, to drink responsibly and to have a designated driver or you might end up making the kind of memories you would just as soon forget.   Continue reading How to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction on the “Biggest Bar Night of the Year”

How to Win a DUI in Allegan County: A Case Study

If You Aren’t Ready to Try a DUI, Then You Probably Won’t  Win

This past month, we represented a client who was charged with Operating While Intoxicated in Allegan County based on two DataMaster DMT test results of .09.  The client was pulled over by an Allegan County Sheriff’s Deputy after allegedly rolling through a stop sign near the Saugatuck, Michigan exit on I-196.  Our client was adamant that the DMT readings were incorrect as the amount of alcohol he consumed that evening, in his opinion, could not have resulted in a .09 BAC amount.  We did our own calculations based upon his recitation of the number of drinks he consumed and agreed that the DataMaster DMT result seemed too high.  Continue reading How to Win a DUI in Allegan County: A Case Study

Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Client Acquitted of Kidnapping – Receives No Jail Time

Grand Rapids, Michigan – This past July, Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law criminal defense lawyer, Michael Bartish obtained a not guilty verdict in a very bizarre kidnapping case in the 17th Circuit Court in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The bizarre nature of the case attracted a great deal of attention in the Grand Rapids Press, which devoted almost a weeks worth of coverage to it.  Our client was charged with kidnapping-child enticement (child under the age of 10), resisting and obstructing an officer, and possession of marijuana. Continue reading Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Client Acquitted of Kidnapping – Receives No Jail Time