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Category Archives: Legal Ethics

Many of Michigan’s Juvenile Lifers Are Still Waiting to be Resentenced! (Pt 1)

In 2012, our United States Supreme Court ruled that it was “cruel and unusual” to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole possibilities. The reason, according to the justices, was that forcing a juvenile to spend the rest of their life in prison is actually unconstitutional and violates the Eighth Amendment. This particular amendment […]

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Medically Frail Prison Inmates Can Now be Moved to Hospitals!

Life behind bars is no joke. Despite the many references made in movies to incarceration being like a ‘state-funded vacation package’, jail and prison are terrible places to be. The beds are uncomfortable, the food is bland at best (and rotten at worst!). And then there’s the issue of safety. Sexual assault and violence are […]

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What Can You Do If You’ve Been Wrongfully Convicted in Michigan?

  Imagine you’re sitting in a prison cell, knowing you’ll still be there in 10, 15 or even years 20 years. Imagine you’ve been convicted of a terrible crime, perhaps Assault with a Deadly Weapon, selling drugs or Second Degree Murder. Now imagine that you’re completely innocent, serving a prison sentence for something you never […]

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Getting Your Legal Advice Free Online – What Are The Risks?

  The internet is like a carnival. There’s some great stuff available, but there’s also a great deal of garbage you have to wade through in order to find what you want. And even then… is it really what you wanted? Sometimes it’s hard to be sure, especially when everything is packaged specifically to entice […]

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Entrapment in Michigan: What You Need To Know (Pt. 2)

  Thank you for joining The Kronzek Firm again to wrap up this two part series on entrapment in Michigan. In the previous article we talked about what entrapment is, how the state and federal courts go about deciding if this defense applies to a case, and what that means for a defendant. In this […]

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Entrapment in Michigan: What You Need To Know (Pt. 1)

  The word ‘entrapment’ gets a good deal of press in cop shows and legal thriller movies. But in real life, it’s a term that doesn’t seem to get nearly as much air time. In addition, people often misunderstand what it really means. For that reason, we have put together this article about entrapment law […]

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False Confessions – When a Lie Isn’t Actually A Lie Pt. 4

  If you are just joining us, we recommend that you take a look at this four part series on false confessions from the beginning to give you a clearer picture of our position. However, if you’ve been with us from the start, then you will know about the Reid technique and the fact that […]

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False Confessions – When a Lie Isn’t Actually A Lie Pt. 3

       Thank you for joining us for the third installment in this series on false confessions, and the Reid technique of interrogation. Today we want to break down the controversial Reid technique, which law enforcement agencies all over Michigan and the US use for interviewing and interrogating suspects during criminal investigations. It is a […]

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False Confessions – When a Lie Isn’t Actually A Lie Pt. 2

  Thanks for joining us again for this discussion on false confessions, and how easy it is to get someone to admit to a crime they didn’t commit. Having already discussed a study in which psychologists were able to get college students to admit to crimes they weren’t guilty of during a controlled interview during […]

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False Confessions – When a Lie Isn’t Actually A Lie Pt. 1

  According to the Innocence Project, more than 1 in every 4 people who were wrongly convicted of a crime and were later exonerated by DNA evidence, made a false confession. That’s over a quarter of the total. How did that happen? Why would an innocent person confess to a crime they didn’t commit? The […]

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