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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 […]

Reigning Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden Issues Statement About Recent Allegations

– Rick Collins, Shawn’s Legal Representation, Is Seeking Witnesses – Shawn Rhoden, the reigning Mr. Olympia currently facing criminal charges has issued an official statement vehemently denying the allegations. The statement, in its entirety below, notes that he has “never wavered” from his “position of innocence” and looks forward to having his “opportunity to dispel these […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rick Collins’ on Making Sealing Law a Reality, Featured in Amsterdam News

A new law could mean a new start for New Yorkers In 1992, John (not his real name) and his friends were stopped by police while riding around in a car. The car was stolen. Everyone, including John, were arrested. He was 18 years old at the time. The infraction, the only one of his […]

Judge Publishes Decision Granting Sealing Under New York CPL § 160.59 Sealing Law

Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC (CGMB) is proud to have represented our client N.N., whose name has been redacted to protect his identity, in his successful action to have his criminal record sealed under New York’s new criminal record sealing law (CPL § 160.59). A judge in Queens, New York, granted the motion and […]

Rick Collins’ Leadership in Sealing Criminal Records Featured in Newsday

Newsday Cover Story Highlights CGMB’s Role in First Nassau County Conviction Sealed Under New Criminal Record Sealing Law in New York The issue of criminal record sealing in New York, and CGMB Founding Partner Rick Collins, made headlines on Long Island last week – helping to raise awareness of this new law in New York that […]

CGMB Secures First Criminal Record Sealed in Nassau County Under New Law

CGMB is proud to announce that today, for the first time in Nassau County and possibly New York State, a Nassau County District Court judge ordered a misdemeanor criminal record be sealed pursuant to newly enacted Criminal Procedure Law Section 160.59. On behalf of our grateful client, we thank the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office […]

The Wall Street Journal Recognizes New York’s New Sealing Law

Friday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal addressed New York’s new sealing law in an article, “New Law Aims to Help Ex-Convicts Get Jobs” (only WSJ subscribers may have full access). The piece, authored by Thomas MacMillan, notes that New York is home to 2.3 million people with criminal convictions. The new law, Criminal Procedure Law […]

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