At Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch, we are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest laws and trends in drinking and driving/DUI defense, so we can bring you the most effective defense to bear in your case. Some times we even break new legal ground ourselves.
For example, in 2014, Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law’s leading Grand Rapids DUI attorney Gary Springstead, along with attorney Michael J. Nichols, led the way in forcing the State of Michigan to develop an uncertainty estimate for its “new” breath-testing machine, the DataMaster DMT, in one of the first such legal/scientific challenges in Michigan. Now, as a result of this legal battle, waged for more than a year in Grand Rapids, the State can be held accountable for the uncertainty in its BAC estimates in breath cases. This is especially critical in borderline cases because the prosecution’s witness(es) will have to acknowledge, under oath, that the results of the breath test can vary anywhere from 5.25% to 7.09%, depending on the applicable B.A.C. range, according to the State of Michigan’s own study (our expert’s estimates are slightly higher than theirs). This groundbreaking victory for DUI defense was won in the face of a fierce resistance from the prosecutors and the Michigan State Police.
Similarly, in 2011, Attorney Gary K. Springstead and Michael J. Nichols teamed up in another DUI case in Ludington, Michigan, to force the Michigan State Police to develop an uncertainty estimate for its blood tests. As a result, all blood tests now affirmatively state the margin for error in the State’s BAC estimate, which can make a tremendous difference to the accused in borderline cases.
As these cases demonstrate, Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch is committed to being one of the leading DUI defense firms in the State of Michigan and West Michigan. As such, our Drunk Driving attorneys are actively involved in the leading criminal/DUI defense organizations in Michigan and nationwide:
- Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (Mr. Springstead and Mr. Bartish are Board Members and Mrs. Springstead is an active member).
- Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys (All three attorneys are active members).
- The Darrow Forum on Google (All three attorneys are active members).
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (All three attorneys are active members).
- National College of DUI Defense (All three attorneys are active members).
There is no substitute for the experience and knowledge that comes from being one of the leading DUI firms in Grand Rapids and throughout the State of Michigan.
DRIVEN TO DELIVER THE BEST DUI DEFENSE IN WEST MICHIGAN
At Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law, we do not rest on our laurels. Our DUI defense attorneys are hardworking, conscientious, and dedicated to providing the best drinking and driving defense not only in Grand Rapids but throughout West Michigan. We are not satisfied with simply accepting the first plea offer that comes across our desk. We want to win your Drunk Driving case or ensure that you are getting the best possible resolution for your DUI charges. This means examining all of the evidence from the DUI stop and looking for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.