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Category Archives: Defenses to Crimes

What The Rising Exoneration Rate in Michigan Really Means!

  On the list of U.S. states with the highest exoneration rate after wrongful conviction, Michigan comes in at number five. Which is appalling, if you live in the Great Lakes state and believe in ‘justice for all’. Because it means we’ve got it wrong so many times in the past, and that so many […]

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What it Really Means When a Cop Tells You You’ve Got The Right to an Attorney (Pt 3)

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us for the wrap of this discussion about what your Miranda rights really mean. Have you ever stopped to think that there might be more to your rights than just knowing you’re allowed to stay silent and that you can have an attorney if you want one? Maybe […]

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What it Really Means When a Cop Tells You You’ve Got The Right to an Attorney (Pt 2)

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us for this discussion on your 5th Amendment Miranda rights, and whether or not they’re as clear cut as you’ve always assumed. As we pointed out in the previous article, pretty much everyone knows what the Miranda rights are. (“You have the right to remain silent”… just like […]

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What it Really Means When a Cop Tells You You’ve Got The Right to an Attorney (Pt 1)

  Chances are you’re already familiar with your Miranda rights (“You have the right to remain silent, anything you say… etc.) Even people who’ve never been arrested before in their lives have usually heard suspects being Mirandized after they’re arrested on TV or in movies.   If you follow our blog on this site, then […]

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What Rights Do I Have When The Cops Arrest Me In Michigan? (Pt 2)

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion about the rights you have during and after your arrest. We understand it’s a scary time for you, and you’re probably more focused on trying to get out of jail and back to your life. You may not have even thought about your […]

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What Rights Do I Have When The Cops Arrest Me In Michigan? (Pt 1)

  Being arrested is an awful process! It’s scary and frustrating, and you often feel helpless. Being put in the back of a police car, stripped and searched, photographed and fingerprinted and made to wear that humiliating orange jumpsuit, all adds up to a wretched experience that no one enjoys or wants to repeat. However, […]

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Convicted of a Crime? Your Victims Now Have The Right to Confront You in Court!

  A new piece of legislation in Michigan has been signed into law here in Michigan, which addresses the issue of victim impact statements. Up until now, while victims of crimes were allowed to make victim impact statements to the court, the convicted defendant has not been required to listen to their statement. (Unless being […]

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Why Would Someone Need a Psychological Evaluation Before a Trial?

  Our criminal defense lawyers get asked this question relatively regularly, about why anyone would need to have a psychological evaluation done before going to trial. It’s actually an interesting subject, and so we’ve decided to explain to our readers in the hopes that it answers a few of your questions, and maybe clears up […]

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Do You Have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in a Rental Car?

  That may seem like strange question to ask. In fact, many of you might never even have stopped to consider it before (and why should you have?) After all, it isn’t every day that most people in Michigan drive rental cars. And it’s not often that the average rental car driver encounters the police […]

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Can Consumer DNA Tests Get Your Relatives Arrested? (Pt 2)

  Welcome back, and thanks for joining us here at The Kronzek Firm for our continuing discussion on consumer DNA testing. As we shared with you in the previous article, the man believed to be the Golden State Killer was apprehended recently as a result of a DNA test done by a distant relative of […]

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