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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

Marc Gann Wins Acquittal for Client in Felony DWI Case

CGMB Founding Partner Marc Gann has won a full acquittal of all charges for his client in a serious felony DWI case on Long Island.  His client, a 49-year-old mother of 2 teenage boys, was charged with a felony DWI and Endangering the Welfare of a Child for allegedly operating her vehicle in an intoxicated […]

Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden Entered a Not Guilty Plea

Shawn Rhoden had an initial appearance today in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he appeared voluntarily with counsel. Prior to his appearance in court, negotiations occurred between his defense team and prosecutors in which the prosecutor’s bail request was reduced from $750k to $250k. The arrest warrant was vacated. Shawn entered a plea of not […]

First Step Act: Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed into Law

President Donald Trump has signed a landmark piece of criminal justice reform legislation called the First Step Act. The President tweeted, “Congress just passed the Criminal Justice Reform Bill known as the #FirstStepAct. Congratulations! This is a great bi-partisan achievement for everybody. When both parties work together we can keep our Country safer. A wonderful thing […]

What You Should Know About Rick Collins Before Hiring Him

Criminal defense lawyers hopefully never experience the criminal justice system firsthand. But we spend a lot of time in it, shepherding clients through stormy seas; serving as a defender and an advocate but sometimes as a counselor, a sounding board for venting, and an understanding ear. When a case is concluded, we often get expressions […]

Conviction Tossed in Precedent-Setting DWI Case of CGMB Client

– Marc Gann, Defense Attorney for James Ryan in LI Case Surrounding Criminal Liability, Succeeds in Having State Appeals Court Throw out His Client’s Manslaughter Conviction – Marc Gann, defense attorney for James Ryan in the precedent-setting Long Island DWI case surrounding the issue of criminal liability in the death of Nassau County police officer Joseph Olivieri, has […]

When Lawyers’ Statements Hurt their Clients

Significant fallout ensued when former New York City mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani made statements last week which contradicted previous statements of his client and his client’s lawyer, Michael Cohen. But while political commentators on both sides frame the situation in partisan terms, there’s a much broader lesson to be learned here for lawyers and […]

Gerard McCloskey Secures Not Guilty Verdict on All Counts in LI Felony Case

Important Case Brings to Light the Issue of Innocent People Being Wrongfully Accused. CGMB Partner Gerard McCloskey, a former Nassau County Assistant District Attorney who concentrates his practice in the area of criminal defense and who has developed a reputation as a skilled litigator, has recently won an important Felony case on Long Island. The […]

CGMB Associate Phil Nash Addresses Outdated NY Criminal Mischief Laws

Nash Nassau Lawyer Article Discusses Need to Update NY’s Criminal Mischief Statute   Philip Nash, an associate attorney at Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry who concentrates his practice in criminal defense and plays a key role in the firm’s growing criminal record sealing practice area, has authored an article addressing New York’s outdated criminal mischief […]

Founding Partners Rick Collins and Marc Gann to Attend NYSBA Criminal Justice Section’s Annual Spring Meeting

Founding partners Rick Collins and Marc Gann will be traveling to Seneca Falls, NY, this week to take part in the annual Spring Meeting of the New York State Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section from May 4th – May 6th. Rick and Marc, who are both members of the Criminal Justice Section’s Executive Committee, will […]

CGM&B Partner Marc Gann and Associate Zeena Abdi Serve as Defense Counsel in High Profile, Precedent-Setting Case

Trial of James Ryan Begins, with Experts Noting that This Unique Case will Test the Limits of Criminal Liability, and Set a Precedent for Criminal Blame and DWI Cases Last week, the high profile trial of James Ryan began in Mineola – with founding partner Marc Gann and firm associate Zeena Abdi providing defense counsel […]

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