Drug Possession

New York Drug Possession Attorneys

Drug Possession The New York Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC have over forty years experience in successfully representing those accused of drug possession (controlled substances or marijuana). According to government statistics, over 1.5 million people were arrested nationwide in 2002. In New York, the Rockefeller laws require the imposition of harsh sentences in many drug cases.

Article 21 of the New York Penal Law governs offenses involving controlled substances, including cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and prescription drugs (vicodin, oxycontin and codeine). Depending on the amount/weight of the substance recovered, charges can range from a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance to serious felony charges. Regardless of the charge, the NY Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC will aggressively represent your interests and achieve the best possible disposition whether it be through negotiations with the District Attorney, motions, hearings or trial.

Article 22 of the New York Penal Law governs offenses involving marijuana possession and sale. Marijuana cases have become more prevalent in recent years. Our attorneys have extensive experience in aggressively representing the interests of clients charged with marijuana offenses.

Our attorneys work to preclude the introduction of drug evidence in appropriate circumstances by arguing that authorities failed to abide by search and seizure laws. We regularly challenge the "legality" of searches.

Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, is a law firm dedicated to defending the accused. If a plea offer from the District Attorney is not acceptable to you, we stand ready to take your case to trial. Our attorneys have successfully achieved acquittals for many defendants throughout New York. For a sampling of our results, please visit our Notable Cases page.

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We serve clients throughout all local and county courts in Westchester County, including Yonkers, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Greenburgh, North Castle, Tuckahoe, Eastchester, Mount Pleasant, Cortlandt, and White Plains.

If you have been charged with a drug related crime in New York, please contact us at one of our three centrally located offices.

Client Reviews
Last year I was injured in an accident, and for the first time, needed the advice of an attorney regarding how to proceed. I was referred to Thomas Gallivan through a family member who is a lawyer in Massachusetts. I am beyond pleased with how Thomas handled my case. He was knowledgeable, professional, and although the case was not as straightforward as some, he used every resource to ensure a positive outcome. Thomas communicated with me regularly and I felt completely informed and confident in his ability. He expertly negotiated a fair settlement that I was very happy with. The entire experience was extremely positive, during a stressful time for me. Thank you Thomas. Melanie
My mom was the victim of nursing home neglect/abuse. I retained Tom and he provided great representation in a professional, courteous fashion. He made a very uncomfortable ordeal bearable. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of sound guidance and professional representation. Paul D.
Tom Gallivan fought for - and won - a settlement on behalf of my mother, who suffered terrible pressure sores due to nursing home neglect. I will always be grateful for his diligence and hard work, and for keeping me informed during the entire process. He will fight for you every step of the way. Trudy
Mr. Gallivan did an exceptional job representing our family during a nursing home law suit. He took care of every detail and put us at ease during a very emotional trial. I would very highly recommend him and his firm of outstanding professionals. Jane
Mr. Gallivan was the best choice I could have possibly made to represent me in mom's nursing home neglect case. He kept me informed & updated every step of the way & not only listened but acted on all my concerns. I would highly recommend him as a very professional, diligent, & knowledgeable attorney. Steve
Tom Gallivan represented me for a car accident I was involved in. He not only returned calls and emails promptly, his expertise helped me obtain a nice settlement. His compassion for me was heart-warming and much appreciated. Thank you kindly , Mr. Gallivan. Joanne