Questions of mental sanity for man suspected of shooting two Detroit officers (Press – WDIV)

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

Can I Switch Lawyers?

How to avoid this question by hiring the right lawyer from the start

Be careful.  I can’t stress this enough.  So many people hire the wrong lawyer to start their case and then at the 11th hour, they decide to change lawyers … to improve their position … to get the right person involved.  While you can always change lawyers, be mindful that you should treat your case seriously from the start by hiring the right lawyer from the start. Hire the right

Neil Rockind featured in the Macomb Daily (Press)

Medical marijuana on the rise in Macomb County A portion of the marijuana that was seized by Sterling Heights police at a city home Wednesday. City police say they will issue citations for any location not registered in Sterling Heights. Photo provided by Sterling Heights Police Department As the number of medical marijuana caregivers and patients in Macomb County and across Michigan continues to increase, more changes are in the

Neil Rockind on Guy Gordon Show on WJR (Press – Audio)

If you thought that Neil Rockind could only discuss criminal defenses cases, you were wrong.  As a noted legal expert and analyst, Rockind provides legal analysis of a wide variety of subjects beyond his area of concentration, criminal defense.  Rockind has commented on cases involving consumer fraud, personal injury, government misconduct and even issues like the Trump Administration’s travel ban and the lawsuits filed against the administration over the legality

Legal Expert Neil Rockind talks with Guy Gordon of WJR-760 AM about the Trump Lawsuits

Today, Guy Gordon, afternoon host on WJR-760 AM, the voice of the Great Lakes, interviewed legal expert Neil Rockind, founder of Rockind Law, regarding the lawsuit between the State of Washington and President Trump.  Rockind has been a continuing critic of the travel ban and volunteered to defend people that were detained at Detroit-Metro Airport due to the ban.  Rockind has been a loud and repeated critic of the ban

Rockind Law in the Macomb Daily

Rockind Law and Neil Rockind were featured an another article recently.  This time it was coverage of Rockind’s volunteering to participate in defending individuals impacted by the travel ban.  Here is the article in the Macomb Daily.

New medical marijuana laws could boost business and municipal revenues (Press – The Oakland Press)

New medical marijuana laws could boost business and municipal revenues By Charles Crumm, The Oakland Press Key Dates in the evolution of medical marijuana in Michigan: • 2008 – Michigan voters approve a ballot question legalizing medical marijuana with 63 percent support, becoming the 13th state to legalize medical marijuana. • 2010 – Dispensaries begin to appear in 2010, followed by municipal bans on medical marijuana and police raids on

Federal Supervised Release Violation Dismissed

Several months ago, a client came to us after hearing about my cross examination abilities and style.  He wanted “the Rocket,” which is what he called me when he came in to hire me.  To make matters worse, he was on federal supervised release at the time of the alleged offense.  The federal court issued a notice of violation which is akin to a parole or probation violation hearing and

Michigan’s Top Court Looking At Porch Shooting Trial (Press – Commentary)

Michigan’s top court looking at porch shooting trial By ED WHITE Associated Press Jan 25, 2017 DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is zeroing in on jury instructions in the case of a man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch in suburban Detroit — a key step that might eventually upset the second-degree murder conviction in the high-profile 2014 trial. Theodore Wafer wanted an instruction that said

Charges dismissed against Hazel Park pawnshop owner (Press – Daily Tribune)

Despite some lawyer crowing on about dismissals on social media, they are few and far between.  We cherish them because they are rare.  Our client received a just result this week.  Mike McConnell of the Daily Tribune and The Oakland Press did an excellent job covering this case in which Rockind Law defended the owner of a pawn shop.  When the charges were authorized, he wrote articles about the case

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