Gary K. Springstead is one of the leading criminal attorneys in Grand Rapids and Fremont. As a trial attorney he has developed a busy practice in state and federal courts in Muskegon, Grand Rapids, White Cloud, Hart, Ludington, and Big Rapids. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Springstead was an F.B.I. Special Agent for approximately five years, investigating and assisting in the prosecution of a broad range of federal crimes from sophisticated white collar crimes to violent crimes, terrorism and national security matters. This included investigating numerous high-profile cases in the United States and abroad.
Criminal Attorney in Grand Rapids and Fremont
Mr. Springstead’s criminal practice is split fairly evenly between federal criminal cases in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and state criminal cases in Kent, Muskegon, Mason, Mecosta, Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.
In federal court, Mr. Springstead represents people charged with a variety of violent and white collar crimes, including:Bank, Wire and Mail Fraud Bank Robbery Bribery and Kickback Schemes Drug Charges and Drug Conspiracies Embezzlement Federal Gun/Explosive Charges Grand Jury Matters Identity Theft Illegal Reentry Immigration Violations Possession/Distribution of Child Pornography
Exceptional Federal Experience
Mr. Springstead has had many successes in federal court in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan, including:Excluding evidence Getting charges reduced to less serious charges Avoiding charges altogether Receiving downward departures or variances Achieving reversal on appeal Winning a "not guilty" verdict on all counts in a high-profile white-collar crime trial
Mr. Springstead’s experience as an F.B.I. agent and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney has been particularly useful in defending federal criminal cases.
A Reputation for Excellence in State Court Criminal Defense
In state court, Mr. Springstead handles serious felonies as well as misdemeanors. His successes include not guilty verdicts at trial, directed verdicts of acquittal, denial of bindover at preliminary examinations, suppression motions, and outright dismissals. Mr. Springstead handles:Felonies Arson Breaking and Entering Criminal Sexual Conduct Drug Offenses Embezzlement Felon in Possession Home Invasion Murder Fleeing and Eluding Resisting and Opposing Weapons Charges Misdemeanors Assault and Battery Domestic Violence Driving/License Offenses Drunk Driving Illegal Entry Larceny Minor in Possession/Furnishing Operating Under the Influence of Drugs Possession of Controlled Substance Retail Fraud Sex Offender Registry Offenses
AREAS OF PRACTICEFederal Criminal Defense State Criminal Defense
EDUCATIONWayne State University Law School, J.D., 1998 University of Michigan, B.A., 1995 (with distinction)
JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPSPresidential Management Fellowship, Washington, D.C., 1998-2000 Hon. Gerald E. Rosen, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1996-1997
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONSState Bar of Michigan U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONSConstitutional Warrior, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan F.B.I. Agents Association Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Newaygo County Bar Association, Interim President (2008), President (2009) Oceana County Bar Association, President (2007) State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law and Litigation Sections
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