White collar crime is a term often used to describe nonviolent, financial crimes. Sometimes the cases involve fraud, theft, wire and bank fraud, embezzlement, false pretenses, money laundering and identity theft/fraud. In 2017, Neil Rockind was named a Top White Criminal Defense Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine. This honor was extended to only a handful lawyer’s in the state and Rockind Law’s Neil Rockind was among them. Want evidence that the
Should the Michigan State Police be disqualified in investigating the conduct of its own officers?
Will law enforcement members protect one another in an investigation of a fellow law enforcement officer? That is an age old question and one that is currently being confronted in an investigation of a Detroit teen who was killed by a state police officer while riding an ATV. As revealed by The Detroit News in its article of today, ATV Article in Detroit News, one of the issues that is being
It’s a huge accomplishment for any lawyer or law firm to obtain an acquittal for a client in a big case. To obtain two within months, I mean headline acquittals is almost unheard of but to obtain 3 within 3 months? I’ve heard of few if any law firms and lawyers who have pulled off that accomplishment. Between May, 2017 and September, 2017 (3 months) Rockind Law and Neil Rockind
Judge to decide if there is enough evidence for Morrow to stand trial GAYLORD — After a three-and-a-half hour preliminary hearing in 87th District Court Wednesday, Judge Michael Cooper is yet to determine if there is enough evidence for local marijuana dispensary operator Chad Morrow to stand trial. Morrow, 37, who owns Cloud 45, 2631 S. Otsego Ave., was arrested more than a year ago on charges of delivery or
Businesses open past 10 p.m. would be required to pay to join program DETROIT – Project Green Light has been a huge success in helping police monitor crime by putting high-definition security cameras in Detroit businesses. The project has grown exponentially over the past few years, but now there’s a plan in the works that would take it even further. A new ordinance would require any Detroit business open past
Here is an article from the C&G Newspaper about the so-called Bar 7 Shooting case in which I cross examined a difficult witness, i.e., an apparent gang member that video evidence shows played a role in the incident. Here is the article (enjoy): Bar 7 pretrial extended to fourth day, defense claims gang activity By Kayla Dimick SOUTHFIELD — The pretrial for the brothers accused of injuring three men during
It was all over my feed today: Jabril Peppers, Michigan star, tested positive with a dilute sample! Peppers tested positive! It was enough to make a scientist vomit or in my case, a trial lawyer (that loves science but hates the way that the police abuse it) rush to address it in this blog. A dilute is not a positive test. Period. End of discussion. Let me repeat myself: a
We know who the government is, right? If you work for a city, county, state or the federal system, you are a part of the government. Seems simple enough. And while there are different levels of government, e.g., state or federal, they are most assuredly the government. Only the government can prosecute citizens for crimes and seek their conviction and incarceration. So, it’s pretty obvious to who is who …
Court hears second day of Bar 7 shooting testimony, judge reduces bond SOUTHFIELD — Through tears, the family of brothers Alonzo Beckom and Carlos Beckum watched as Judge Shelia Johnson announced a bond reduction for the two men detained in connection with a shooting at a local bar. The brothers appeared before Johnson March 22 in 46th District Court for a continuation of their probable cause hearing from Feb. 15.
DETROIT – The court is ordering a psychiatric evaluation of Raymond Durham, who is accused of shooting two Detroit officers earlier this week. Durham’s family describes him as schizophrenic, but mental illness may not help in keeping him out of prison. Durham allegedly opened fire on the two officers and then took off running, hiding himself and preparing for another attack. “It’s a very good argument that he fled