Each year, the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI brings tens of thousands of music fans for two weekends a year. An entire city pops up seemingly out of nowhere to listen to jam bands and electronic music, and camp in the forest near Lake Michigan.
It also brings hundreds of uniformed cops and an undercover narcotics team looking to bust people primarily for selling or using drugs like cocaine, and all types of psychedelics such as ecstasy, LSD, and mushrooms. The atmosphere of trippy music, and intentional vibe of weirdness does attract people looking to trip through the forest. And the cops know that.
But an arrest does not mean a conviction. In most cases, we can help you a avoid a criminal record for drug possession.
Most substances that will get you busted at a music festival are considered Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 substances under the Michigan Statues.
While the maximum sentences of up to 4 or even 10 years in prison just for a small amount of drugs is an extremely frightening prospect, in almost all cases these scary punishments are avoidable.
Other Charges in the Forest – Assault or Disorderly Conduct
Things can get a little out of hand, I understand. Other common arrests will be for assault or disorderly conduct. We can absolutely help with these incidents as well. Again, the goal is always to avoid a charge that will show up on a background check, and screw up your life.
Any conviction can cause problems for scholarships, job searches, apartment rentals, and other future issues.
Our goal is always to avoid these problems.
Out of State? Call to find out how we can help smooth the process
Lots of folks travel from out of state to go to the Electric Forest. If you got arrested or received a summons or citation to come back to Michigan, that can be a real burden.
But you don’t want to skip out on a criminal court date, or you will have a warrant out for your arrest, and the problem will just get worse.
Don’t ignore a criminal drug charge or just show up and hope for the best
For a reasonable fee, we can very often completely avoid a criminal conviction showing up on any background check.
Please call me today for a consultation on any criminal charge in Michigan.