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A Step Toward Justice: The New Federal Sentencing Amendment and Its Impact on Acquitted Conduct

Although the criminal defense team at The Kronzek Firm practices primarily in state courts in Michigan, they occasionally represent clients in federal criminal cases. All the attorneys on our defense team applaud a new federal sentencing practice. On April 17, 2024, the U.S. Sentencing Commission took an important step toward reforming federal sentencing guidelines. In […]

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You Have the Right to Remain Silent. Sometimes.

Clients often ask our criminal defense attorneys if their criminal charges can be dismissed due to the police’s failure to inform them of their right to silence upon arrest. We all hear about Miranda rights on television, right? This Fifth Amendment right in the U.S. Constitution safeguards individuals from self-incrimination. It applies to all criminal […]

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Michigan’s New Distracted Driving Law

As of June 30th, a new driving law will be going into effect. This new law prohibits any and all electronic device use while in the car. This includes using an electronic device while driving and even when you’re stopped. If your car is on the road and you are in the driver’s seat, it […]

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Michigan’s New Distracted Driving Law: What You Need to Know

Michigan‚Äôs new distracted driving law goes into effect on June 30, barring all drivers from holding and using a mobile electronic device, such as a cell phone, while driving. Although texting and driving has been illegal in Michigan for years, the old law was passed at a time when cell phones and their capabilities were […]

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Michigan’s New Gun Laws: Know How These Laws Affect Your Gun Rights!

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed several gun reform bills into law that will change several of the state‚Äôs current firearms laws, affecting the rights of gun owners when the new laws take effect in early 2024. These new laws impose mandatory background checks on all firearm purchases, require safe storage of firearms around minors, […]

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Setting Aside A Criminal Conviction

The Kronzek Firm  As we enter a new calendar year, people may wonder how to make 2023 their best year yet! However, for people with criminal records, it can be difficult to move past your mistakes when they are hampering your job prospects or ability to volunteer at your kid‚Äôs school. In Michigan, a new […]

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Recent Extension of Makes Defendants Responsible for Court Costs

The Kronzek Firm In September, the Michigan Legislature voted on, and Governor Whitmer signed, a law that makes defendants responsible for court costs. This law is an extension of a law that already existed. It will be effective for 18 months from October 1, 2022 and will expire on May 1, 2024.  What is it? […]

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How Do I Get A CPL In Michigan And What Can I Do With It?

The Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms. However, there are many restrictions on that right. Michigan offers the ability of residents to obtain a Concealed Pistol License (CPL), which gives the right to possess a pistol in a way that is beyond the rights of the average person. But, there still […]

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What Does It Mean To Open Carry A Pistol Without A CPL In Michigan?

Sometimes it is not easy to know the laws regarding carrying guns, especially when each state has its own. If you are considering openly carrying your pistol in Michigan without a CPL (Concealed Pistol License), it is important to know the laws before doing so. While the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and […]

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Should I Be Concerned About a False-Positive Drug Test?

Having to take a drug test when starting a new job or due to probation may be nerve-wrecking. While you know you have not taken any drugs, you may be worried about what happens if it ends up being positive. Unfortunately, drug tests are not always accurate, and there is a possibility you can receive […]

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