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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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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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Are Violent Crime Numbers Going Up In Michigan?

During the start of the pandemic last year, many crime statistics went down. People were staying home, so drunk driving arrests weren’t as common (at least, in some states)! However, that certainly wasn’t the case for all crimes. Burglaries, sexual assaults, and robberies saw fewer overall numbers, but murders and shootings actually increased here in […]

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What Happens After I Get Arrested? How Soon Can I Get Out of Jail?

So you got arrested somewhere in Michigan. A cop pulled you over, or showed up at your home, and slapped a pair of cuffs on you and dragged you off to the Ingham County Jail. (Or the Kent County Jail, or perhaps the Oakland County Jail – it all depends on where in Michigan the […]

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How Are The Michigan Courts Handling My Case During The Quarantine Period?

We are living in a difficult time. People are trapped in their homes with their families, waiting out a potentially deadly disease, and we have no idea when it’s all going to end. As with everything, there is a beginning, a middle and an end. However, while we’re all trying to get along and survive […]

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New Bill Would Have Michigan Declared a ‘Sanctuary State’ For Legal Gun Owners.

The subject of ‘sanctuary cities’ and ‘sanctuary states’ is a highly charged one. People feel very strongly both about human rights issues and border control. But in this case, the term is applied to something very different from refugee and immigrant concerns – specifically gun rights. The Michigan House has introduced a resolution – called […]

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Michigan’s Next Step in Addressing Vaping Problems

If you follow our blog or read the news, then you’re already familiar with the vaping ban Governor Whitmer attempted to put in place after declaring vaping a public health emergency. The ban, which made the use of any flavored vaping products and accessories illegal in Michigan, was the first of its kind in the […]

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