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Neil Rockind’s Legal Cases

20 total


  • Michigan v Prendi

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Acquittal
    Description:
    A multi-defendant, kilo-quantity, international drug conspiracy case in which client was charged with Conspiracy to Deliver 1000 grams or more Cocaine, a capital offense in Michigan. Following a 2 week trial, my client was acquitted of all charges.
  • Michigan v Charles Jerome

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Acquittal -- Not Guilty
    Description:
    Our client, the sitting township clerk in a Northern Michigan township, was charged along with two (2) other elected officials, county commisioners, and the county clerk's office secretary, with Perjury. The group was accused of conspiring and individually perjuring themselves in an assault and battery trial of a town gadfly. I tried the case for one week -- spearheading the defense of the group in a high profile trial. My cross examination of the state's expert witness and of the complainant are worth reading.
  • Troy v Dabash

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 07, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    A domestic violence case in which the prosecutor obtained a favorable ruling allowing it to use a 911 call to the police by the complainant.
  • Michigan v Longordo

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Outcome:
    Acquittal
    Description:
    Arson of real property. Insurance fraud. False pretenses. The cross examination of the state's expert witness was so devastating that the prosecutor moved to dismiss the case in the middle of the jury trial.
  • Michigan v Brewart

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 12, 2011
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    In this Medical Marijuana and Weapons Case, the police found marijuana growing in our client's home and found several weapons. After a lengthy evidentiary hearing challenging the admissibility of evidence, a trial judge granted our motion to suppress and excluded the evidence.
  • Bloomfield v Fawkes

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty - Acquittal
    Description:
    This drunk driving case involved a client who was arrested after stopping his vehicle on a highway in a city known for heavy policing and in a jurisdiction known for little tolerance of alleged drunk drivers. A combative client and a blood test over the legal limit were two (2) of the many issues to combat at trial. The prosecution called three (3) experts at trial.
  • People v Chapman

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property over 1,000 (a felony)
  • People v Sulaka

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed: The Court ruled that marijuana was no longer a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance in Michigan and that the statute violated Equal Protection
    Description:
    Operating with the Presence of a Controlled Substance in Body, i.e., OUID or OUICS. In this case case, we raised two (2) novel challenges: 1) that Marijuana was no longer a controlled substance in Michigan due to the Medical Marijuana Act and 2) that the OUID law violates the Equal Protection Clause.
  • People v Shango

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Acquittal of all Felony Charges
    Description:
    Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. After a long trial, the client was acquitted of all felony charges and convicted of only a misdemeanor, possession of marijuana
  • People v Sema

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Careless Driving
    Description:
    Client Charged with OUIL/OWI/DUI