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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pleading Guilty in a Criminal Case Update

The overwhelming majority of criminal cases – typically over 90% – are resolved by a plea of guilty.  An Annual Report of the Criminal Court of the City of New York reported that nearly 150,000 guilty pleas were accepted in the Criminal Court in 2008. Guilty pleas are a way of quickly disposing of cases […]

Robert Schalk, CMG Associate, Discusses First Amendment Rights on Fox News

Making the List …and Making a Point

Just recently, CMG partner Rick Collins was named to a high profile list of the country’s “Most Controversial Health Figures” – coming in at #8 (just below Dr. Oz, but above celebrities like Richard Simmons, Jamie Oliver and Kim Kardashian – see the whole list here: https://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/546327-most-controversial-health-figures/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=111011#slide-18 ). Rick is one of the country’s leading […]

As Seen on MyLITV.com: Rick Collins Leaps for Life

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Attorney Rick Collins Honored By Long Island Business News As One of Long Island’s ‘Fifty Around 50’

Collins Recognized for His Leadership as Attorney, Author and Fitness Authority, and for his Philanthropic Efforts in Creating Worldwide Skydiving Fundraiser Rick Collins, a partner at Collins, McDonald & Gann, P.C. (www.cmgesq.com) and a leader in the health/fitness community, has been named by the Long Island Business News as one of Long Island’s Fifty Around […]

About Traffic Stops: Violations and Misdemeanors

The Amanda Knox Case: Could What Happened In Italy Have Happened Here?

“I am not who they say I am.  I am innocent!”  These were the words of Amanda Knox standing before an Italian Appeals court in Perugia, Italy after having been convicted two years earlier in the sexual assault and murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher.  For the four years prior, Amanda Knox sat in an […]

As seen in the East Meadow Patch: Rick Collins’ Leap for Cancer Awareness

By Michael Ganci, East Meadow Patch For Rick Collins, raising money and awareness for cancer research seemed like the right things to do. Collins, a partner at Collins, McDonald & Gann, created “Leap for Life” in 2009, and each year, Collins has donated his time and money toward raising money for various charities. “I had […]

The Troy Davis Controversy … And A Call To Rethink the Death Penalty

This past Saturday, more than 1,000 people gathered in Savannah. Georgia to attend the funeral of Troy Davis – who, after 20 years on death row and four years of extraordinary appeals, was executed on September 21.  Since his execution, the politics of the death penalty – and public outcry over capital punishment in the […]


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