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Are Parents Held Responsible When Their Children Break The Law in Michigan?

“Will my son have to go to jail for this?” “My daughter’s too young to be behind bars! Can’t you do something to keep her out?” “Isn’t there some kind of program the court offers to juveniles?” When their children get into trouble with the law, most of us parents are concerned about what happens […]

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After 20 Years in Prison, This Juvenile Lifer May be Set Free!

  In 2012, our United States Supreme Court ruled that sentencing a minor to life in prison without possible parole was unconstitutional. It was a revolutionary position to take. Then, four years later in 2016, they revisited the issue and ruled that all ‘juvenile lifers’ be resentenced. Any minors in the U.S. serving life sentences […]

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Van Buren County’s New Diversion Program Will Help Young Offenders!

  Things are about to change for certain young people in Van Buren County, Michigan. In the past, if you commited a crime, it was likely to stick around on your record indefinitely. And while juvenile records are usually sealed from public view, that doesn’t mean they’re inaccessible! However, a new program proposed by the […]

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What Are We Doing About Michigan’s Juvenile Lifers?

  In 2012, The United States Supreme Court ruled that handing down a life sentence to minor, no matter how serious their crime, was unconstitutional. Then, four years later in 2016, SCOTUS revisited the issue, and ruled that all ‘juvenile lifers’ – minors who’ve been given life sentences for the crimes they were convicted of […]

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Talk to Your Kids About Constructive Ways to Deal With Their Anger!

  Being a kid is hard these days. Children whose ages haven’t even hit double digits yet, can be subjected to some very serious forms of bullying. In addition, there are modern challenges that children face these days, like cyber bullying, that were never an issue for earlier generations. Kids are coping with stress and […]

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Teenage Pranks Can Lead to Criminal Charges! (Pt. 2)

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us here at The Kronzek Firm for this discussion on teen pranks, and how they can actually result in criminal charges. In our previous article we talked about how online access has changed the way teens prank nowadays, and how public perception of teen pranks has changed as […]

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Teenage Pranks Can Lead to Criminal Charges! (Pt. 1)

  There was a time when teen pranks didn’t get any worse than crank calls and the occasional house egging (not that washing hardened egg off your exterior walls isn’t a giant pain in the rear!) But times have changed. The shenanigans that teens get up to these days have escalated considerably in recent decades […]

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Bills in Progress to Raise Adult Criminal Age to 18

It is fascinating to consider the age at which people consider teens to be adults. In the many states in the United States, one can drive a car on an interstate highway at 16, vote, go to war and die for your country at 18, but you must be 21 to enjoy a glass of […]

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Judge’s Tough Love Changes Troubled Teens Lives

The term “juvenile delinquent” is probably every parent’s worst nightmare. After all, we love our kids. We want good things for them, and we want them to succeed in life. So the thought of watching them derail before they’ve even reached adulthood is heartbreaking to us parents. And it’s no different in Georgia for Bibb […]

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Decriminalizing Minor in Possession Laws?

Senate Bill Referred to House Committee   Back in June of 2015, we told you about a senate bill that had been introduced by Senator Rick Jones, which proposed to modify the penalties surrounding minor in possession laws in Michigan. But while the wheels of the law grind slowly indeed, that bill finally passed the Michigan […]

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