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Monthly Archives: May 2014

United States Sentencing Commission Shifts Gears In Punishing Drug Offenders

As the population of federal prisons continues to rise, due in significant part to the continued incarceration of non-violent drug offenders at high rates, the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) has taken a big step in reducing the harsh “war on drugs” approach of incarcerating drug users and traffickers for extended periods of time.  According […]

CGMB Attends Caucus Meetings in Albany on Conviction Sealing Issue

Again this week, lawyers fromCollins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC (CGMB) traveled to the New York State Capital to discuss issues of criminal record sealing and proposed “Second Chances” legislation.  The occasion was not for lobbying purposes and was unrelated to the sealing efforts of the New York State Bar Association.  Rather, it was a […]

Affording a Lawyer If You’re Arrested

Being the subject of a criminal investigation or arrested for a crime is often one of the most frightening and stressful times in a person’s life.  Regardless of whether you’re innocent, guilty, or somewhere in between, the experience can be devastating and leave a lifelong scar.  A qualified criminal defense lawyer should be promptly retained […]

Rick Collins Featured In May/June Issue Of State Bar News

Rick Gives Update on Work and Progress of Criminal Justice Section Sealing Committee The May/June issue of the New York State Bar Association’s State Bar News features an article written by CMG’s Rick Collins, highlighting the work of the Criminal Justice Section and an update on record sealing/expungement in New York State.  Noting that the […]

Rick Collins and CMG Sponsor Brendan Barrett as He Prepares to Defend His ROC Heavyweight Title

MMA Champion “Brutal” Brendan Barrett to Defend His Ring of Combat Heavyweight Belt in Atlantic City on May 16th Rick Collins and Collins, McDonald & Gann are proud to once again be sponsoring MMA Champion “Brutal” Brendan Barrett in his upcoming Title fight — as he prepares to defend his Ring of Combat Heavyweight Belt […]

Rick Collins’ New Huffington Post Blog Appearing on HuffPost Politics

Rick’s Latest Huffington Post Blog Addresses New Clemency Guidelines – and Even Greater Need for Criminal Record Sealing Rick Collins, a blogger for the Huffington Post Crime Section, is featured in a new blog post now appearing on Huffington Post Politics.  The blog addresses the recently announced new clemency guidelines, where Rick applauds the Administration’s […]

United Mavericks Sponsoring “Night on the Town” Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 7

Collins, McDonald & Gann to Attend Event, Which Hopes to Raise $100,000 to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society On Wednesday, May 7th, the 2014 “Night on the Town” Fundraiser will give people the opportunity to enjoy an evening of great food and entertainment – while giving them the chance to be part of what […]


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