Category Archives: Right to Remain Silent

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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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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The Cops Tricked me Into Talking to Them! What Should I do Now? (Pt 1)

  Although cops in movies are often portrayed as bumbling morons, the truth is that most cops are pretty good at what they do. And when you think about it, what they do is primarily aimed at figuring out who did what to whom, and then gathering enough evidence to prove it. But that’s where […]

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Could I be Forced to Testify Against my Spouse in a Michigan Court?

  One of the many things we get from movies, besides entertainment, is a misunderstanding of the law. This happens because writers and directors adapt facts to suit their storyline. This makes sense when the purpose is to entertain, not to inform, teach or provide advice. But many people don’t take the “unreality” of movies […]

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Ingham County Mom Gets a Break

Ingham County Judge Rules Statements Inadmissable An Ingham County District Court judge recently suppressed a woman’s statements to the police. The judge determined those statements were made under the threat that the police would call Children’s Protective Services (CPS) if she did not talk to them. Judge Hugh Clarke of the 54A District Court in […]

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