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Category Archives: Juvenile Arrest

“Raise The Age” Proposal is Gaining Ground in Michigan!

The issue of minors being prosecuted like adults in Michigan has been a source of controversy for decades. The idea behind this notion, is that by treating juveniles as adults, we ensure that they receive stiffer sentences that are more proportional to their crimes, and as such, we lower the rate of juvenile crimes. However, […]

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Do Michigan Minors Understand Their Rights? Apparently Not! (Pt 2)

  Welcome back and thanks for joining us again at The Kronzek Firm for this discussion on the challenges faced by juveniles when trying to understand their Constitutional rights. As we pointed out before, studies have shown that teens don’t really understand what it means when they’re read their Miranda rights. They may know what […]

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Do Michigan Minors Understand Their Rights? Apparently Not! (Pt 1)

  Kids in Michigan watch a lot of TV. And movies, and YouTube videos, and countless other sources of entertainment. But while the average teen has probably seen many people arrested, both in films and in TV shows, and in live recordings posted online, do they really understand what they’re seeing? Do they know what […]

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What Do I Do If My Child Gets Arrested in Michigan? (Pt. 2)

  Welcome back to our talk about what parents can do if their child is arrested in Michigan. It’s a hard topic to discuss, we know (we’re parents ourselves, remember!) But it’s important, because when you get that call, you need to be prepared! In our previous article we shared the first 4 tips we […]

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What Do I Do If My Child Gets Arrested in Michigan? (Pt. 1)

  For a parent, there are few things more frustrating than getting a call from your child – at the local police station where they’re under arrest for doing something stupid. But regardless of how little you may want to get that call, for many parents it’s a reality they can’t avoid. So what do […]

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False Convictions Among Juveniles: The Terrifying Facts

  Every time we post an article about wrongful convictions, like yesterday’s story about Ledura Watkins, it reopens the discussion among our readers about how easily a miscarriage of justice can occur. According to current research, approximately 10,000 people are wrongfully convicted every year in the United States. What is even more troubling is the […]

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Wrongful Convictions Among Juveniles

  Just a short while back, we looked at a new study that reveals some very disturbing information about false confessions . Namely, the fact that they are so easy to elicit. But what is even more troubling is that among juveniles the situation is even worse.

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Washtenaw County Armed Robbery

Police Arrest 3 Teens  While the hazards of being a pizza delivery person are widely known to include verbal harassment and poor if any tips, it isn’t common to be robbed at gunpoint while delivering pizza. However, the police have recently arrested three teenagers suspected of robbing several pizza delivery drivers in what is being […]

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Michigan “Youth Behind Bars”

Report Criticizes State Law A recent report on juveniles in prison criticizes the state of Michigan for “funneling children into Michigan’s adult prison system due to a series of harsh ‘tough on crime’ laws…” From 2003 through 2013, the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency studied incarcerated youth who had been tried as adults; gathering […]

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Malicious Destruction of Police Property AND Resisting and Obstructing

8-Year-Old Child With Special Needs Faces Felony Charges Police reports allege that an 8-year-old Allegan County boy destroyed the rear camera located inside the back of a police patrol car while being transported to school.  As a result, Edward Hart has now been charged with malicious destruction of police property and resisting and obstructing.  Both […]

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