For the last seven years, anybody accused of a felony in Oceana County, MI, appeared in front of either the Hon. Anthony Monton or the Hon. Terrence Thomas. While each judge had their own judicial philosophy, after decades on the bench, their views on criminal/drug cases were well known and, as the Electric Forest Festival grew, […]
Judge Anthony Monton Set to Retire After serving as a Circuit Court Judge since 1988, Judge Anthony R. Monton is retiring, effective March 1, 2017. According to the Judge, his last day on the bench is February 24, 2017. A fixture in the legal community in Oceana and Newaygo for more than four decades, Judge Monton began his legal […]
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 […]
Grant Township, where the Electric Forest Festival is held each year, just approved the annual permit to allow the Electric Forest Festival to be held in 2015. (Click here for more).
An autopsy has revealed that a young man, who died at the Electric Forest Festival in 2014, died as the result of “acute methylnedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) toxicity,” or an overdose of MDMA. Click here for more from a news article on the autopsy.
Yesterday, the Electric Forest Festival Attorneys at Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law learned that serious felony drug charges in two separate cases, where we had just filed legal briefs asking the Court to suppress evidence the week before, were being dismissed by the Prosecutor. While it is unusual for a prosecutor to dismiss such charges […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here is virtual walk through of the Sherwood Forest (click here), which gives a glimpse into what makes this concert so unique and entertaining.
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.