LIBN2012Rick Collins has a national legal practice catering to clients in the health and fitness community. He is the nation's foremost legal authority on anabolic steroids and muscle-building drugs and supplements.  The original “steroid lawyer” and creator of www.steroidlaw.com, he handles sports doping cases involving both amateur and professional athletes, and concentrates much of his time on the defense against steroid possession, importation or sale prosecutions brought in state or federal criminal courts. He defends clients in a variety of drug cases involving performance enhancing substances, misbranded dietary supplements, and counterfeit prescription medicines.  He travels from coast to coast in defense of his clients.

If you've been arrested for a steroid case in America, or if you've tested positive for steroids as a doping violation, hire a lawyer who knows all about steroid cases. A knowledgeable and experienced defense attorney is essential to obtaining the best possible result in any criminal or administrative matter. Few state or local police, federal agents, prosecutors, judges or defense attorneys are educated about the substances themselves or the fine points of the laws. It's not uncommon for offense laws and sentencing guidelines to be misapplied; moreover, the endless misinformation and propaganda reported in the mainstream press about steroids have biased the beliefs of those in the criminal justice system toward sentences that may be unduly harsh.

CGMBlogoNoTagRick Collins and his law partners at Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC (CGMB) are committed to defending those who are prosecuted for substances related to building muscle. CGMB partners are admitted to practice in the New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Texas State courts, the District of Columbia, the Federal Courts of the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York, the Western and Northern Districts of Texas, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Services and the United States Supreme Court. Rick Collins and his team of “legal muscle” will promptly respond to questions from anyone being investigated for or charged with a crime related to anabolic steroids. Where appropriate, a referral will be made to qualified counsel in another jurisdiction to assist in the matter.

Rick’s legal knowledge and experience span a variety of other areas as well, including matters involving wills, trusts and the administration and probate of estates.  His firm was honored with the appointment by the Surrogate of Nassau County to serve as Legal Counsel to the Office of the Public Administrator.  Rick’s duties included advising on the protection and distribution of the property of deceased county residents where nobody was available to administer their estates or there were no known heirs.  In that capacity, Rick was appointed on a special Commission to Stockholm, Sweden in order to find and depose the nearest kin of a deceased Nassau County woman with no living relatives in America.

If you've been arrested or are under criminal investigation for any alleged wrongdoing, feel free to call Rick Collins and CGMB. The lawyers at CGMB have successfully handled a wide variety of criminal matters other than steroid cases (for examples of our non-steroid matters, click here). The firm of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC is available at 516-294-0300. CGMB can be reached 24 hours, 7 days a week for emergencies. Other phone inquiries regarding our representation are best answered weekdays between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, or by email to info@cgmbesq.com. The firm also handles a variety of other matters on behalf of those in the bodybuilding, health and fitness community. Along with California lawyer Alan Feldstein, Esq., the firm counsels numerous companies in the market of sports nutrition and dietary supplements, providing crucial legal and regulatory advice.

If you are in the rapidly changing nutrition or dietary supplement industry, give Rick's firm a call at 516.294.0300 to see how they can help you.