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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

CGMB Associate Phil Nash Addresses Outdated NY Criminal Mischief Laws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a key role in the firm’s growing criminal record sealing practice area, has authored an article addressing New York’s outdated criminal mischief […]

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 […]

Understanding the Implications of the Jared Fogle Child Pornography Case

Former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle was recently sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a variety of crimes involving the sexual exploitation of minors. Fogle admitted to intentionally setting up paid sexual encounters with minors across state lines in New York hotels, a federal crime. He also admitted to possessing […]

Hacking vs. Consent: Are LinkedIn Users Informed?

Various types of Internet crimes, namely hacking and Internet fraud, have become some of the fastest-growing crimes in New York and around the world. Recently, four LinkedIn users have filed a lawsuit against the popular business-oriented social networking site, claiming that their email accounts have been accessed without their permission. According to the plaintiffs’ claim, […]

Crime in the Parks of NYC

New York State is known, in part, for its large and beautiful public parks. For many, these parks are little slices of natural paradise in the midst of an otherwise chaotic city, but for others, parks may be potential havens for illegal activity. According to New York Police Department crime statistics, serious felonies were on […]

Domestic Violence Beyond Couples and Children

It is a common misconception that the term “domestic violence” pertains only to spouses. In reality, domestic violence is a serious crime that encompasses many forms of abuse between people who know each other. For some, the lines between arguments or disputes and domestic violence may be difficult to discern, but it’s important to understand […]

Rick Collins and Marc Gann Attend the 138th NY State Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York City

CMG partners Rick Collins and Marc Gann are attending this week’s  New York State Bar Association’s 138th  Annual Meeting, taking place at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.  Rick and Marc are joining with more than 5,000 members of the New York State Bar Association from around the state and beyond at […]

Consequences of an Indictment vs. a Conviction

For those who haven’t studied the ins and outs of criminal law, sorting out legal terms and processes can be daunting. When it comes to being accused of a crime, two of the most commonly confused terms are “indictment” and “conviction.” These two are actually very different, both in terms of definitions and their consequences. […]

Science Is Evolving, and the Law May Be With It

The science of forensic DNA identification has improved exponentially in recent years. As increasing technological advances and growing databases have furthered the ability of law enforcement officers to identify perpetrators and eliminate suspects, so too has the number of DNA exonerations increased. This has led to the release of men and women who were wrongfully […]

Serving Time Doesn’t Get You Freedom as a Sex Offender

It might seem safe to assume that the most difficult part of being convicted of a crime is the time served in a correctional facility. The story of Linda Lusk, however, proves that in many cases, the real consequences begin after being released from incarceration. Lusk, a mother of five and the former mayor of […]

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