Category Archives: Defenses to Crimes

Search and Seizure in Michigan: Your Questions Answered (Part 2)

  In our previous article by the Kronzek Firm, we discussed exactly what a ‘search’ and what a ‘seizure’ are under Michigan law. We also looked at a few of the exceptions to the general rule when it comes to an officer needing a warrant to conduct a search. Now that we are all on […]

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Search and Seizure in Michigan: Your Questions Answered (Part 1)

  Before we can really break down the implications of search and seizure law, we need to make sure that you understand exactly what it is. Search and seizure laws are often misunderstood and in Michigan, are the source of a great deal of controversy. So before we start unpacking this highly charged subject, let’s […]

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The Most Common Causes of Wrongful Convictions

  In our recent four-part article series, we discussed at length the issue of false confessions, and why they are such a tragedy. Those articles have sparked considerable debate, and one of the issues that was brought up time and time again is the issue of wrongful convictions. So we thought we would share with […]

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How To Choose The Right Criminal Attorney When You Need One (Part Two)

Thanks for joining us again. In our previous article, we discussed how to determine whether or not you need an attorney, and whether or not you are facing state or federal charges. Next we’re going to be looking at things you need to take into account when selecting a Michigan criminal defense attorney, like an […]

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How To Choose The Right Defense Attorney When You Need One (Part One)

Do you need an attorney in Michigan? If you got a speeding ticket, or lost control of your car on an icy road and bumped into a street sign, but didn’t stick around or report the accident, you could be cited by the police. While both of these count as breaking the law, some people […]

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DNA Sampling – Why Such A Heated Debate?

  In 2014, our Michigan Legislature passed Senate Bill 0105 governing deoxyribonucleic acid, also known as DNA, collection in our state.  The Governor then signed the bill and it was made into Michigan law. This statute allowed police officers to collect the samples from people after they were arrested for a felony, even if they hadn’t […]

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Michigan’s Mental Health Courts: The New Face of Justice 2

  Thanks for joining us again for the second installment on Michigan’s Mental Health Courts. In part one we broke down exactly what a Mental Health Court was, and the purpose it served in the criminal justice system. Moving on, we are going to take a look at how this particular treatment court works, and […]

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Michigan’s Mental Health Courts: The New Face of Justice 1

  Just days ago we published an article on our drunk driving website about Michigan’s Veteran courts and what a wonderful difference they are making in the lives of retired soldiers in our state. While discussing that subject we were reminded that the Veteran Courts are only part of a system of Courts all over […]

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Technology & Law Enforcement: When Does Help Become Harm?

  We live in an age of almost constant technological evolution. With every passing day, new software is developed. A new app is made available. A new technology hits the market. This constant changing and updating of technology has an enormous impact on criminal activity all over the world. This in turn has a direct […]

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FBI Guilty of Violating Fourth Amendment Rights?

Appeals Court Says No On Fourth Amendment Rights Violation Both federal and local law enforcement agencies regularly use cell-site records as evidence in court cases. In essence, cell-site data is simply using cellphone records to trace the exact cell tower that was used to make or receive a call, which then helps to determine a caller’s […]

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