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Super Lawyers: Springstead and Bartish Two of 2017’s Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Grand Rapids

Attorneys Gary Springstead and Mike Bartish have been named Super Lawyers in 2017, by Super Lawyers magazine.   Attorneys are selected based on peer nominations, professional achievements, practice area, and peer reviews.  Less than 5% of attorneys in the State of Michigan earn this prestigious designation, according to Super Lawyers. Springstead and Bartish began practicing together […]

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5 Tips for Traveling to the 2016 Electric Forest Festival

Electric Forest Festival 2016 The 2016 Electric Forest Festival is almost here and tens of thousands of concertgoers are getting ready to head out to the Forest. Law enforcement also knows this. If you don’t want to be the stopped by the police on your way to the Forest, review these 5 tips: Tip #1 […]

Penalties for 1st Offense Drunk Driving in Muskegon Michigan

This past week, a client had a sentencing in Muskegon, MI, after pleading guilty to drunk driving (DUI / OWI) first offense.  It was a pretty routine DUI overall.  My client had never been in trouble before and his/her BAC was over the legal limit but well-below a high-BAC.  The only aggravating factor was that […]

Grand Rapids DUI Attorney Pokes Holes in Deflate Gate

The scandal du jour in the N.F.L. is “deflate gate,” the recent allegation that the New England Patriots may have under-inflated their footballs in the N.F.C. championship game in order to gain some type of tactical advantage, i.e., better grip on the ball in cold, wet weather.  After listening to the breathless chatter about deflate […]

Muskegon County Jail Makes More Room at the “Inn”

Just a quick update from my visit to Muskegon yesterday.  The expansion of the Muskegon County Jail appears to be making progress. According to Mlive, the new jail is supposed to be completed in June of 2015 and cost over $37 million and is expected to house over 500 additional inmates.  This will undoubtedly make […]

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 […]

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 […]

Looking for a DUI attorney in Muskegon to Win a Borderline Breath or Blood Case?

If you are facing a DUI prosecution in Muskegon, or anywhere else along the lakeshore like Grand Haven, Hart, Ludington, White Cloud, or Big Rapids, and it’s a borderline case, your case may be winnable.  Just make sure you hire an attorney who knows how to attack the results of breath and blood tests because […]