Category Archives: For Your Information
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 […][Read More]
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 […][Read More]
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 […][Read More]
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 […][Read More]
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 […][Read More]
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 […][Read More]
If You Have a Criminal Record Can You Still Become a Lawyer in Michigan? (Pt 2)
Welcome back and thanks for joining us again for this discussion on what might seem like a ridiculous idea – becoming a lawyer in Michigan if you have a criminal record. But believe it or not, it’s true! As we mentioned in the previous article, it’s entirely possible to get your law degree and practice […][Read More]
New U of M Study Proves Expungement Removes Barriers to Employment in Michigan (Pt 2)
Welcome back and thanks for joining us again here at The Kronzek Firm. We’ve been talking about the issue of expungement of criminal records, and how it affects people’s ability to get a decent job. As we mentioned in the previous article, a recent study done by researchers at U of M now provides empirical evidence […][Read More]
New U of M Study Proves Expungement Removes Barriers to Employment in Michigan (Pt 1)
This year, University of Michigan Professors Sonja B. Starr and J.J. Prescott released the first-ever broad-based empirical study of what happens when state law limits the public’s access to criminal records. The reason? To see how expungement might affect a person’s future, either positively or negatively. And the results are significant. Why this study was […][Read More]
Four Michigan Laws About The Dead You Need to Know This Halloween!
It’s Halloween! Which means it’s time for dressing up, handing out candy, carving jack ‘o lanterns, and visiting your favorite haunted house. (Or traipsing about in the rain and slush while everyone gives your kids free candy, and then stealing some of it later as payment after they’ve finally gone to sleep – we’re parents, […][Read More]