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How the Police and Prosecution Prove a Drunk Driving Case After an Accident: A Primer

In a drunk driving (DUI) case in Michigan, generally speaking, the prosecution must prove three main things: (1)  The driver was “operating” a motor vehicle; (2)  The driver was intoxicated while they were driving; and, (3)  The “operation” of the motor vehicle occurred on a public road or area immediately accessible to the public or […]

Charges Dropped in DUI (Drunk Driving) in Grand Haven Earns Glowing Review

The West Michigan DUI defense attorneys at Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law were able to get a criminal DUI charge dropped completely after a client was charged with a DUI after blowing .07 and .08 in Grand Haven. “Gary is the best and he saved me a lot of money and was more than worth […]

Springstead & Bartish Among Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Grand Rapids and the State of Michigan

(Photo:  Front Row (L-R): Charles “Chip” Chamberlain, Larry Willey, Jeffrey J. O’Hara; Back Row (L-R) Mike R. Bartish, Gary K. Springstead, and J. Terrance Dillon (not pictured:  James Brady)) Seven Grand Rapids area criminal defense attorneys have earned the prestigious designation of “Super Lawyer” for criminal law in 2014.  The Super Lawyer award is bestowed […]

Great News: Electric Forest for the Foreseeable Future!

The Double JJ Ranch and the producers of the Electric Forest have come to an agreement that will ensure that the show will go on for, at least, the next ten years.  After the legal battles that threatened the show this past year, that is great news!  And your Electric Forest Attorneys at Springstead Bartish […]

Will the Legalization of Marijuana Increase Traffic Deaths?

As this article shows, the government will be carefully studying the affects of the legalization of marijuana on traffic deaths.  

Oceana County Prosecutor Releases Criminal Arrest / Charges Total from Electric Forest in Rothbury

Despite the record turnout this year, there were actually fewer criminal arrests and charges stemming from the Electric Forest Festival this year.  The Oceana County Prosecutor (Joe Bizon) in Hart, MI, told the media (click here for story) that the police investigated more than 70 incidents at the Festival, but ended up seeking charges against […]

What’s the big deal with the Sherwood Forest at the Electric Forest Festival?

Here is virtual walk through of the Sherwood Forest (click here), which gives a glimpse into what makes this concert so unique and entertaining.

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 […]