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Ludington Michigan’s New Felony Court Judge Sworn-In

Ludington Michigan’s Circuit Court Judge-Elect Susan Sniegowski was officially sworn-in as Mason County’s Circuit Court Judge, the first female Judge in Mason County history.  Sniegowski’s term officially begins January 1st, 2015, though a swearing-in ceremony was held on Monday, December 22, 2014.  Click here for more coverage from the local media, including a video of […]

Feds Continue Crackdown on Health Care Fraud/Drug Diversion Schemes

The US Attorneys Office in Grand Rapids continues to crack down on health care related/drug diversion schemes (click here for article).

Big Changes in Big Rapids: New 77th District Court Judge, 49th Circuit Court Judge, and Prosecutor

In January of 2015, just a month away, the 77th District Court in Big Rapids, Michigan will have a new Judge.  Longtime 77th District Court Judge, Susan Grant, is retiring at the end of 2014, and the current elected Prosecutor, Peter Jaklevic, will take her place.  Jaklevic’s Chief Assistant, Brian Thiede, will presumably be appointed […]

Drunk Driving | DUI Defense Attorneys | Lawyers | Muskegon MI

We are putting out of a lot of new content on our drunk driving homepage, including a whole page on drunk driving | DUI charges in Muskegon, Michigan (click here to check it out).  The Muskegon Drunk Driving | DUI page includes a description of the prosecutors who bring DUI charges, the district court judges […]

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 […]

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 […]

Legal Issues to Consider in the Federal Criminal Defense of a Federal RICO or Gang Prosecution…

Whenever the federal government targets a group of people for federal criminal prosecution, whether it’s a gang or another organized group like the mafia or a drug trafficking organization, federal criminal defense attorneys face several challenges in how to defend the case.

Interesting MLive Article on Federal Prosecutor’s Efforts to Break-Up Gang

John Agar of MLive has a good article summarizing the federal prosecution and dismantling of the Holland Latin Kings in federal court in Grand Rapids (Click here to read the article). From the perspective of a federal criminal defense attorney in West Michigan, I believe this case will prove to be a very important case […]

Federal Drug Conviction on Appeal…

In my first guest blog on the Red Dog Defender, a blog started by a great, young attorney at the Federal Defender’s Office in Grand Rapids, I analyze a recent criminal appeal in the Sixth Circuit stemming from a drug trafficking conviction in the Western District of Michigan.  Check it out and let me know what […]

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney | Lawyer | Grand Rapids MI

If you are looking for a federal criminal defense attorney / lawyer in West Michigan, look no further than Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law.  I just updated our federal criminal defense homepage and will be providing a lot of new, relevant content to our federal criminal practice pages in the coming days, including an FAQ […]