Category Archives: Legal Ethics

Entrapment in Michigan: What You Need To Know (Pt. 2)

  Thank you for joining The Kronzek Firm again to wrap up this two part series on entrapment in Michigan. In the previous article we talked about what entrapment is, how the state and federal courts go about deciding if this defense applies to a case, and what that means for a defendant. In this […]

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Entrapment in Michigan: What You Need To Know (Pt. 1)

  The word ‘entrapment’ gets a good deal of press in cop shows and legal thriller movies. But in real life, it’s a term that doesn’t seem to get nearly as much air time. In addition, people often misunderstand what it really means. For that reason, we have put together this article about entrapment law […]

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False Confessions – When a Lie Isn’t Actually A Lie Pt. 4

  If you are just joining us, we recommend that you take a look at this four part series on false confessions from the beginning to give you a clearer picture of our position. However, if you’ve been with us from the start, then you will know about the Reid technique and the fact that […]

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False Confessions – When a Lie Isn’t Actually A Lie Pt. 3

       Thank you for joining us for the third installment in this series on false confessions, and the Reid technique of interrogation. Today we want to break down the controversial Reid technique, which law enforcement agencies all over Michigan and the US use for interviewing and interrogating suspects during criminal investigations. It is a […]

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False Confessions – When a Lie Isn’t Actually A Lie Pt. 2

  Thanks for joining us again for this discussion on false confessions, and how easy it is to get someone to admit to a crime they didn’t commit. Having already discussed a study in which psychologists were able to get college students to admit to crimes they weren’t guilty of during a controlled interview during […]

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False Confessions – When a Lie Isn’t Actually A Lie Pt. 1

  According to the Innocence Project, more than 1 in every 4 people who were wrongly convicted of a crime and were later exonerated by DNA evidence, made a false confession. That’s over a quarter of the total. How did that happen? Why would an innocent person confess to a crime they didn’t commit? The […]

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Body Cameras: Police Accountability versus Civilian Privacy

  Body cameras on police officers is something that we’ve written about a number of times in the past. Last year both Detroit and Bay City equipped their officers with body cameras by the end of the year. Lansing has begun that process too. And they certainly weren’t the first departments to do so. In […]

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Michigan Judge Rules in Favor of Flint Residents

  A recent class action lawsuit against the state of Michigan and several state officials will continue, despite a motion to dismiss the case completely. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Mark Boonstra has decided that the lawsuit over Flint’s lead-tainted water may continue, but only under two constitutional claims.   Judge Boonstra dismissed two claims, […]

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Two Aides Settle ‘Whistleblower’ Lawsuit Against Michigan House

  The fallout from the Courser/Gamrat affair has been extensive, nationally publicized and embarrassing. With criminal charges, allegations of misconduct, people losing their jobs on both sides of the fence and even several lawsuits, the ripples from this rock were huge. Now, the two former aides to former House Representatives Courser and Gamrat have settled […]

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Misconduct Charges Against Former Legislators Tossed Out

The sex scandal involving two former Michigan Lawmakers has resulted in a mixed bag with regards to the outcome. One has seen all felony Misconduct in Office charges dismissed, while the other is headed to trial for allegations of Perjury and Misconduct in Office.   The charges stem from a bizarre cover-up engineered by former […]

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