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Category Archives: Defenses to Crimes

If You Have a Criminal Record Can You Still Become a Lawyer in Michigan? (Pt 1)

The idea of someone being in a position to defend and uphold the law when they’ve got a history of breaking it themselves might seem somewhat ludicrous. After all, in most cases, the law itself doesn’t allow this, at least in a professional capacity. You might possibly be able to become a police officer or […]

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The Michigan Supreme Court Has Agreed to Hear The “Jury Tampering” Pamphlet Case!

If you read the news with any regularity, then you’re already familiar with the jury tampering case that made headlines in 2015. Kevin Woods, a former pastor and current activist in Mecosta County, was arrested for handing out pamphlets to a pool of possible jurors before a trial. That pamphlet told them about their “jury […]

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Getting Charged with a Crime in Michigan Might End up Costing You LOTS of Money (Pt 2)

Welcome back and thanks for joining The Kronzek Firm again. We’ve been discussing the many things you end up having to fork money out for when you get into trouble with the law. In the previous article we talked about bail bonds, court costs, and restitution payments. But those certainly aren’t the only things that […]

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Will Michigan Become The First State to Ban Facial Recognition Technology?

Every time a new technology is developed and made available, there are questions about it’s efficacy. Concerns about it’s safety. Fears about its misuse. In many cases, those concerns have proved to have some grounds in reality, although that’s rarely enough to cause major alarm. Just look at the recent realization that Alexa records a […]

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The Federal Appeals Court Says Cops Can’t Chalk Your Tires!

In the Michigan city of Saginaw, parking enforcement officers use a technique used all over the country for keeping track of how long a vehicle has been parked in one parking place – chalking the tires. If a parking spot doesn’t have a parking meter, parking officials will mark the tires of a car with […]

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How to Avoid Unnecessary Interactions With The Cops in Michigan (Pt 1)

Cops do a really hard job. They deal with people at their worst, and sometimes people they talk to are accused of doing terrible things. Whether it’s rape, murder, robbery, assault or child abuse, they see awful things, and get very little respect or gratitude from the public for the difficult and dangerous work that […]

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Michigan AG’s New Conviction Integrity Unit to Investigate Credible Claims of Innocence!

Dana Nessel, Michigan’s new attorney general, has launched a Conviction Integrity Unit within her office’s Criminal Appellate Division that aims to investigate credible claims of innocence that could result in overturned convictions. A.G. Nessel has assigned criminal defense attorney Robyn B. Frankel to head up the unit, which she says was inspired by Wayne County’s […]

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New Michigan Laws Taking Effect in 2019

Every new year brings changes to the way life in Michigan is lived. People get older, new businesses open and suffering ones close down, and laws change. Sometimes it’s existing laws that get adapted, and sometimes it’s completely new laws that get introduced to address things that were never illegal before. And 2019 is no […]

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What Happens if You Get Arrested in Another State?

  We live in Michigan. So if you get arrested here, and if the arrest pertains to a crime committed here in Michigan, you’re subject to Michigan’s laws. That’s what we here at The Kronzek Firm PLC spend every day practicing – defending people accused of committing crimes that violate Michigan’s criminal code. But what […]

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The Cops Tricked me Into Talking to Them! What Should I do Now? (Pt 2)

  Welcome back to The Kronzek Firm blog. We opened this discussion last time by talking about the ways that cops have been trained to get information from people during an investigation. More directly, we’re talking about getting suspects to confess to a crime. As we mentioned in the previous article, there are at least […]

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