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Electric Forest Festival – Know Your Rights (video) re Drug Charges

Check out our video on the Electric Forest Festival (click here).  If you are approached by the police or charged with a drug charge at the festival, it is important for you to know your rights.

Update: Traffic stops and arrests at the Electric Forest Festival

The festival is now under way and the weather today (Friday) is beautiful here in West Michigan.  Some people, however, might not have been fortunate enough to make it all the way to the festival yesterday.  Word on the street is that there were nearly 50 traffic stops along I-94 yesterday, where it seems the […]

Early Update on Electric Forest Festival

Gary K. Springstead Concertgoers heading out to the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Michigan, can camp at the Double JJ ranch at the Good Life before the concert starts, beginning as early as Weds. (click here for more information).  You might want to consider this just to beat the traffic. (click here for more information […]


FAQ’s About Arrests or Tickets from the Electric Forest Festival Gary K. Springstead If you have been arrested or received a ticket at the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, the attorneys at Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law will be on-call 24/7 for this years Electric Forest Festival.  Every year (we have been handling festival cases since Electric Forest […]

The Department of Justice Supports Retroactive Application of Pending Reduced Drug Guideline Amendment under Certain Circumstances

As we have detailed in previous blog posts, the United States Sentencing Commission recently proposed amendments to the federal drug trafficking guidelines.  The proposed amendment would like lower sentences by an average of 11 months and reduce the number of federal prisoners by an estimated 6,550 within five years, according to Commission estimates.  On April […]

Assault and Battery: A Misunderstood Crime

An assault is the placing of a person in fear of imminent bodily harm; the harm is referred to as the battery (an unwanted physical touching). These cases often arise as one would ordinarily envision, an all-out brawl. However, instances of heated arguments among family or friends can also be considered an assault and battery. […]

What are Drug Crimes?

United States laws make the possession, manufacture, distribution and abuse of controlled substances illegal. These drug crimes involve narcotics, marijuana and other illegal drugs — as well as the misuse of prescription drugs. A simple charge of possession can result in felony charges, jail time, the loss of your reputation and future employment opportunities. A […]

What Crimes Can Affect My Immigration Status?

Certain criminal convictions can lead to immigrants being deported from the United States. However, you don’t necessarily have to be convicted — just admitting to elements of a crime can affect your immigration status. Not just felonies are considered — a misdemeanor conviction may count against you as well. A knowledgeable immigration attorney can work […]

What Are My Rights if I Am Accused of a Federal Crime?

Having the weight of the federal government on your back is very frightening. If you don’t handle yourself right, you can find your future changed forever.  Just being charged with a federal crime carries a stigma, even though by U.S. law you are innocent until proven guilty. Federal criminal lawyers work to protect your rights […]

What are My Miranda Rights?

Law enforcement officers are under pressure to get arrests and convictions for violent crimes. In the rush to judgment, innocent people’s rights can be trampled upon. There may be attempts at coercion or bullying. Even if you have been arrested for a violent crime, you still have rights under the law. Violent crimes defense lawyers […]