Noted Michigan criminal defense attorney cites potential defense challenges of woman who shot at Home Depot shoplifters

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Southfield, Mich. — Oct. 8, 2015 — Neil Rockind, founder of Southfield-based criminal defense law firm, Rockind Law, says the Clarkston, Mich. woman who fired shots at shoplifters as they drove out of an Auburn Hills Home Depot store on Oct. 6 will have a difficult defense if she is charged.

“On the face of it, this is a very tough case,” Rockind said. “The defense would need to prove that the woman was acting in good faith, yet from the information currently available, there is no indication that she or others were in imminent danger.”

Rockind said a person can only use deadly force to combat what appears to be an imminent threat of danger.

“A passerby shooting at someone with whom she has had no contact is a different scenario,” Rockind said. “If charges are filed, the case will come down to witness testimony and the shooter’s state of mind. Did something scare her? Why? If not, she would need to admit wrongdoing and seek to mitigate any charges that may arise.”

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