Judge to decide if there is enough evidence for Morrow to stand trial (Petoskey News)

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

Plan would force Detroit businesses to pay for Project Green Light security

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

Confronting An Apparent Gang Member On Cross Examination (Press – CG Newspaper)

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

A Dilute Peppers, What Does It Mean

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

Identity Crisis: The State Denies It Is The Government Or The State

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 … 

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 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

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

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