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Category Archives: NY Sealing Law

CGMB Associate Phil Nash Addresses Outdated NY Criminal Mischief Laws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a key role in the firm’s growing criminal record sealing practice area, has authored an article addressing New York’s outdated criminal mischief […]

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 […]

Law Allowing New Yorkers to Seal Their Criminal Records Goes Into Effect

Beginning on October 7th, Tens of Thousands of People Can Seal Their New York Criminal Records and Move Forward with a Clean Slate     Beginning on October 7th, people who have long been suffering the negative consequences of a long-ago New York criminal conviction on their record will finally have the opportunity to have their […]

CGMB Founding Partner Rick Collins to be Installed as Vice President of the Nassau County Bar Association on June 13th

Rick Collins, a Founding Partner at Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry, will be installed as Vice President of the Nassau County Bar Association at a ceremony at the Nassau County Bar Association on June 13th. An active member of the NCBA for more than 25 years, Rick had previously been serving as NCBA Treasurer, and […]

Rick Collins featured in the Queens Chronicle: New law helps NYers to seal their records

A new law has been signed to give New Yorkers, including many in Queens, an opportunity to have their old criminal records sealed, gaining a critical second chance and fresh start on life. The New York State Legislature passed the 2017-18 budget on April 9. When signed by the governor, it added a new, far-reaching […]

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 […]

Rick Collins Featured in Articles About New Criminal Record Sealing Law in New York

A Longtime Advocate for Criminal Record Sealing in NY, Rick Provides Insight into the New Law … and the Impact it Will Have on Countless New Yorkers Seeking Second Chances In the wake of the recent – and eagerly awaited – change in state law which will now make the sealing of criminal records a […]

Rick Collins featured on InformNNY.com: Change to criminal law in New York will also give ex-cons chances to seal records

A change in state law which raises the age of criminal responsibility from 16-years old to 18-years old will also allow thousands of convicts to seal up their criminal records. New York attorney Rick Collins told syracuse.com that anyone who has stayed out of legal trouble for 10 years can seal up to two prior […]

Rick Collins featured in Syracuse Post Standard: NY state will soon allow ‘thousands’ with past crime convictions to seal records

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York attorney Rick Collins said he understands why advocates might be hailing the state’s new law raising the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18. But he said a major change to the criminal justice system has largely flown under the radar. At the same time lawmakers raised the age, they gave […]

Finally! New Criminal Record Sealing Law in New York

The New York Legislature has passed and Governor Cuomo has signed into law a new section of the Criminal Procedure Law, § 160.59, allowing for the sealing of certain convictions. This change will benefit tens of thousands of deserving New Yorkers who are seeking to seal their criminal convictions and truly gain a fresh start […]

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