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Eyewitness Testimony: Can You Really Trust Your Own Eyes? (Part 4)

  Welcome back! Thanks for joining The Kronzek Firm for the wrap up of our discussion on eyewitness testimony and how unreliable it actually can be when recalling suspects and crime scene details. In the previous three articles we talked about the scientific community’s research on eyewitness testimony, and how the court’s opinion is slowly […]

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Eyewitness Testimony: Can You Really Trust Your Own Eyes? (Part 3)

  Thank you for joining us again for this discussion on unreliable eyewitness testimony. Thus far we’ve discussed the court’s approach to eyewitness testimony, and what the majority of research is revealing about how inconsistent and untrustworthy eyewitness testimony can be. Moving forward, we will be looking at the science of memory today, and the […]

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Eyewitness Testimony: Can You Really Trust Your Own Eyes? (Part 2)

  Welcome back and thank you for joining us for this discussion on eyewitness testimony, and whether or not experts believe it’s a reliable form of evidence. As we talked about in the previous installment, more and more courts these days are acknowledging the fact that eyewitness testimony may not be as infallible as they […]

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Eyewitness Testimony: Can You Really Trust Your Own Eyes? (Part 1)

  “Tell the Court, did you see a man running away from the victim’s home at four am on the morning of the murder?” “I did, yes. He was running quickly, like he wanted to get away. And he had a gun in his hand… his right hand.” “Can you tell the Court, is that […]

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Hope Not Handcuffs: Macomb County’s Plan to Help Addicts

  In late January of this year, a new program was launched in Macomb County that hopes to make a difference to those who are struggling with opiate addiction. Hope not Handcuffs allows a person battling addiction to walk into a police station and ask for help without fear of reprisal. What’s that you say? […]

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Michigan Senate’s New Prison and Parole Reform Package

  2017 is looking to be the year of parole and prison reform here in Michigan. Almost half of the 52 bills the Senate reviewed in their last session were to do with prison and parole reform. We wanted to share with you the issues that some of those bills are hoping to address in […]

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Is It Possible To Get Your Criminal Record Expunged in Michigan? (Part 3)

  Thanks for joining us one last time to wrap up the topic of expungement in Michigan. In case you are just joining us, expungement is very similar to having a person’s criminal records sealed. What this means is that either specific parts of, or all of, a criminal record will be unavailable to the […]

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Is It Possible To Get Your Criminal Record Expunged in Michigan? (Part 2)

  Thank you for joining us again today, as we look at what an expungement means in Michigan, and what you would need to know in order to pursue it for yourself. In the previous article we discussed exactly how Michigan law defines expungement, which crimes would disqualify you from being eligible for getting your […]

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Is It Possible To Get Your Criminal Record Expunged in Michigan? (Part 1)

Expungement, as a concept, is very exciting for people whose lives are burdened by the weight of a criminal record. The ramifications are huge. After all, having your earning potential dictated to by a poor choice you made decades ago can be devastating, especially when it holds you back from achieving your potential. A criminal […]

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MI-VINE Update: Tracking Criminal Offenders in Michigan

If you’ve never heard of MI-VINE, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Most of us here in Michigan  have no idea what it is and how it could impact us in the future. With that in mind, we would like to take this opportunity to explain exactly what MI-VINE is, and why recent updates and […]

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