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Why Are They Charging me With Burglary?I Didn’t Steal Anything? (Pt 2)

Welcome back and thanks for joining us here at The Kronzek Firm. We’ve been discussing the sometimes confusing topic of Breaking & Entering (called B&Es here in Michigan), Home Invasion, and Burglary. As we mentioned in the previous article, all three of those rimes are actually different charges under Michigan law. So being charged with […]

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Why Are They Charging me With Burglary? I Didn’t Steal Anything? (Pt 1)

The subject of burglary charges in Michigan can be very complicated. You’d think it would be straight forward – if you break into someone’s house you get charged with a B&E (Breaking and Entering), and if you steal something, you get charged with Burglary. But it doesn’t work quite like that. Why? Because your intentions […]

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Credit Card Crimes Are on The Increase During The Holiday Season! (Pt 2)

Welcome back and thanks for joining us here at The Kronzek Firm. We’ve been talking about the issue of credit card crimes over the holidays, and how there seems to be a significant spike in the number of fraud and finance-related criminal activity during the Christmas season. In the previous article, we looked at how […]

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Credit Card Crimes Are on The Increase During The Holiday Season! (Pt 1)

In addition to credit card debt, which ALWAYS goes up at Christmas time, credit card crimes see a significant spike in numbers as well! But what does that mean, exactly? Well, it can mean a lot of different things, including a rise in the number of stolen credit cards, to an increase in the number […]

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Ending The Porch Pirates Reign of Terror in Michigan… Redundantly.

Online shopping is not without risks. You might not get what you paid for, or the item you bought could arrive damaged – the victim of an overly enthusiastic postal worker. Perhaps the guy in the warehouse sent your item in the wrong color, or someone screwed up along the way and your item disappeared […]

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From Everything to Nothing: Lottery Winners End up Facing Criminal Charges?

Everybody wants to win the lottery! And who wouldn’t – the classic American dream. Picking the winning numbers and suddenly having more cash than you know what to do with. Sounds like a dream come true doesn’t it. Until you read the stats and discover that more than 70% of lottery winners in the US […]

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New Bills Would Update Michigan Payroll Fraud Law

Attorney General Dana Nessel has created a task force whose sole purpose is to crack down on payroll fraud. The AG’s Payroll Fraud Enforcement Initiative aims to address what she believes is an under-the-radar problem that steals millions in taxes from the government every year, and cheats hardworking Michiganians out of their wages.  But part […]

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Why is Bribery Illegal in Michigan? Aren’t You Just Paying For Help?

What is bribery? It’s one person paying another person (or group of people) for a service they’ll provide – in most cases, it’s a service they wouldn’t have provided without the incentive of cash or something else of value. But isn’t that the foundation of all business? Aren’t we always just paying people and businesses […]

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“America: Don’t Commit Crimes With Checks!”

It’s a statement that’s gone viral, just like the case that instigated this humorous jab, made by Charles Barkley on the American Express Halftime Report on TNT. While chatting with Shaquille O’Neal and other hosts during halftime of the Rockets-Lakers game, Barkley weighed in on the Jussie Smollett controversy with a surprising and rather funny […]

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Why am I Being Charged With ‘Organized Crime’? I Only Took One Thing From a Store!

  For most people, when you say the words “organized crime” they tend to think of mob movies. Dead-eyed men in suits sitting around in the back rooms behind bars, discussing major drug deals and having their rivals made to disappear. What they don’t think of is ordinary people nicking stuff from stores. Because that’s […]

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