Southfield, Mich. — October 20, 2014 — Attorney Neil Rockind, founder of Neil Rockind, P.C., a criminal defense law firm that aggressively pursues justice for individuals facing serious criminal charges, participated in a scientific forensics course held by the American Chemical Society in Chicago from Oct. 14 through Oct 17.
The hands-on class, the majority of which was conducted in a lab with participants working with their own Gas Chromatograph – Flame Ionization Detector machines, educated attending attorneys on the use of blood testing instruments and the science behind forensics chromatography, a method used to separate organic and inorganic compounds in both liquid and gas. After separating the compounds, police, FBI and other authorities can then analyze the chemicals, such as drugs or alcohol, that are present in breath, blood and urine.
Only 200 attorneys in the U.S. have completed this coursework and are qualified to explain the science of gas chromatography in DUI ethanol-based cases. Completion of the course now allows Rockind to test blood from the lab and verify or challenge the court’s experts.
“This course has given me not only the theory behind chromatography, but provided knowledge and perspective that will enable to me to better defend and serve my clients,” Rockind said.
Trial attorneys attending the class also gained critical advocacy skills to help judges and juries discern which evidential science is valid and what professed science should be rejected. Learn more about chromatography here.
About Neil Rockind, P.C.
Neil Rockind, P.C., is a Southfield, Michigan-based criminal defense law firm aggressively pursuing justice for adults and juveniles facing criminal charges, including white collar crime and school discipline matters. To find out more about the firm’s services and resources, visit http://www.rockindlaw.com/.