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Aug 26 2017

Long Island – Nassau County, NY Criminal Defense Lawyers #bronx #criminal #defense #lawyer


Premier Criminal Defense Lawyers on Long Island

Collins Gann McCloskey Barry, serving clients across Nassau County

The Long Island attorneys at Collins Gann McCloskey Barry PLLC possess a combined six decades of experience defending citizens of Nassau County and the surrounding areas against criminal charges. We provide dedicated, focused legal defenses regardless of whether our client faces a traffic ticket or a serious felony. Founded in 1990 as Collins, McDonald Gann, our firm has grown tremendously over the past decades. In 2015, one our three founding partners, Bob McDonald. was elected to the New York State Supreme Court bench. Gerard McCloskey and Dave Barry, two of Nassau County s top criminal defense attorneys, are now partners in our established Long Island criminal defense practice group.

An unrivaled reputation among Long Island criminal defense lawyers

If you or a loved one faces criminal charges on Long Island, you need a legal representative who understands and knows how to deal with the Nassau County criminal justice system from the inside out.

At Collins Gann McCloskey Barry, every one of our partners is a former Assistant District Attorney of Nassau County. As former prosecutors, we know the system from both sides. We possess extensive experience litigating in both state and federal Long Island criminal courts, and have resolved countless cases through settlement and verdict. With equal conviction, we represent individuals and businesses against charges ranging from traffic offenses and drunk driving to major white collar conspiracies and economic crimes, drug crimes, violent felonies and homicide.

Our reputation among peers is unsurpassed. Founding Partners Rick Collins, Past President of the Nassau County Criminal Courts Bar Association, and Marc Gann, Past President of the Nassau County Bar Association, have each been awarded the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from the Martindale-Hubbell® directory of lawyers, their highest honor, which reflects our legal abilities and ethical standards. We are also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and have received numerous honors and awards throughout our 25 year history as a criminal defense law firm. New partners Gerard McCloskey and Dave Barry each brings extensive experience and recognition as top criminal defense lawyers to the firm, with Gerard McCloskey nationally ranked by the NAFDD (National Advocacy for DUI Defense) as a Superior DWI Attorney. Rick Collins currently serves as Secretary of the Nassau County Bar Association, which has a membership of nearly 6,000 and is the largest suburban bar association in the country.

Long Island attorneys ready to help

It does not matter whether you face a simple traffic ticket. a misdemeanor or a more complex set of criminal charges. Mounting an effective criminal defense should be the most important goal for you and your attorneys. The Long Island attorneys at Collins Gann McCloskey Barry PLLC can help you develop and execute the strongest possible legal defense in such areas of legal practice as:

An experienced Long Island attorney in your corner

Facing a criminal charge may be the most serious and stressful event of your life. Do not make the mistake of representing yourself against such charges, or hiring a lawyer inexperienced in New York criminal matters. The Long Island criminal defense lawyers at Collins Gann McCloskey Barry PLLC have the experience you need to mount your strongest possible legal defense and answer your most pressing questions. Reach us online or at 516.294.0300 today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your matters.

Practice Areas

Our Office


138 Mineola Boulevard

Mineola. New York 11501 Phone: 516-294-0300
Fax: 516-294-0477


Case Results

Innocent Man Freed, Drug Case Dismissed

Our client was a concrete worker, father of two children and part-time golf caddy charged with selling cocaine to an undercover cop. Rick succeeded in proving that the man selling cocaine in the videotape was not our client, and even actually identified the true culprit.

Aggravated Harassment Dismissed

Our client was a respected nurse falsely accused of harassing a former boyfriend by telephone and mail. Charges were brought in both Manhattan and the Bronx. After our exhaustive investigation, all charges in both counties were dismissed.

Jury Acquittal Of Armed Robbery

Our client, a former professional boxer (undercard for Mike Tyson in Atlantic City), was charged with the gun-point robbery of two suspected drug dealers on a street in Harlem. For reasons of trial strategy, we decided it would be best to refrain from calling our client as a witness in his own defense.

Entrapment Defense, Case Dismissed

Army veteran with no criminal record was charged with felony sale of narcotics to an undercover police officer and a confidential informer. We believed our client was merely a “middleman” in a complex transaction.

Charge Dismissed, Affirmed On Appeal

Successful businessman, father of three, accidentally struck an elderly pedestrian who stepped from between parked cars into the path of his vehicle. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license for having failed to answer minor traffic tickets.

Drunk Driving Dismissal

Our client, a 50 year old scientist, was accused of driving while intoxicated when he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car with the key in the ignition. The client was concededly intoxicated, and our defense focused on the issue of “operation” of the car.


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