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 […]
In November 2012, voters in Grand Rapids approved a city charter amendment that essentially decriminalized the possession of use and marijuana within the city of limits of Grand Rapids…sort of. The charter amendment makes the possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil infraction (the equivalent of a traffic ticket) instead of a misdemeanor. The […]
(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 […]
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 […]
As this article shows, the government will be carefully studying the affects of the legalization of marijuana on traffic deaths.
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 […]
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.
If you are facing criminal charges in state or federal court, it is imperative that you have the best criminal defense attorney you can find to handle your case. The stakes are high, as a conviction may lead to jail or prison, fines/costs, probation/parole, restitution, public registration in certain sex offenses, unemployment or difficulty finding […]
I went to Court today to hear for myself the status of this year’s concert. What follows is a synopsis of what I gathered in Court today about the pending legal dispute (see article for more information): 1) The Electric Forest Festival’s promoter, AEG, tried to intervene in a court case to protect a 20-year […]
Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law has recently handled a number of cases where medical marijuana users were charged with violating the state of Michigan’s new Improper Transportation of Marijuana Law. The new law, called “Transporting or Possession of Usable Marihuana” took effect on April 1st of 2013. This marijuana law impacts the rights of medical marijuana patients […]