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FDA Targets 465 Websites that Illegally Sell Prescription Drugs

What You Need to Know About This Latest FDA Regulatory Action … and Immediate Steps to Take if You’ve Been Issued a Warning Letter The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to “seven different online networks that were operating a total of 465 websites offering misbranded and unapproved drugs to U.S. Customers.” […]

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 Featured in Long Island Business News Article Addressing March Madness and the Law

Each year, March Madness sweeps through the country – bringing with it countless hours of strategizing, office conversations and the quest to build the perfect bracket in the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament. Throughout the month of March, you can’t help but get caught up in the excitement of what has become one of […]

The Arrest of Ohio Terror Suspect Christopher Cornell: Questions Abound, Including the Role of Informants and the Issue of Entrapment

Yesterday’s arrest of an Ohio man in conjunction with an alleged terror plot on the U.S. Capitol not only made immediate headlines, but likely added to growing public fear here in the U.S. – with reports focusing on this latest “homegrown terrorist” from America’s heartland.  Twenty-year-old Christopher Cornell, arrested outside of a Cincinnati gun store […]

BEWARE: New Phone Scam

We have recently been contacted by several of our clients who have received disturbing phone calls purporting to be from federal agents.  The callers claim to be agents of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and say that there is a warrant out for your arrest for failure to pay taxes or some other type of […]

Marc Gann Presents Information About Electronic Evidence

New CMG YouTube Video Addresses How Technology Can be Used Against You With today’s technology, the topic of electronic evidence has become an increasingly timely issue in criminal law.  It has become quite common for warrants being issued to enable police to obtain or take copies of computers and computer equipment, as well as cell […]

Marc Gann Addresses the Zero Tolerance Law for Young Drivers

CMG YouTube Video Discusses What Individuals Need to Know About DWI Charges for Those Under Age 21 The start of summer, and particularly the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend, has traditionally been a time of increased DWI arrests and heightened DWI enforcement.  While being charged with a DUI or DWI carries significant consequences for […]

Criminal Record Sealing And “Second Chances”

Release of New Report and Editorial in The New York Times Brings Attention to the Importance of Second Chances for Ex-Offenders The importance of “second chances” for deserving ex-offenders continues to be a topic of great interest and much discussion – and this past week, the issue was once again brought to light for millions […]

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 […]

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 […]

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