Let’s Take ARIDE With Colin Daniels

Several years ago, I participated in a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) class in Detroit, Michigan.  It was an incredible experience and one that I’ll never forget.  I learned just how easy it was for the government to manufacture a process to ensnare otherwise innocent people who were driving their cars but were not under the influence of alcohol.  The government, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has made

Top White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer

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

What Happened In The ATV Investigation In Detroit?

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

Three Acquittals In A Short Period – Unparalled Results

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 (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

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