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Weapons Charges

New York Criminal Defense Attorneys - Weapons Charges

Weapons Charges Criminal Possession of a Weapon is one of the most common charges filed by New York prosecutors. Gun crimes carry particularly severe punishments throughout the State. Article 265 of the New York Penal Law sets forth the relevant laws regarding firearms and other dangerous weapons charges.

The New York Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC have successfully represented those accused of weapons' charges for over forty years. All of the firm's resources are dedicated to achieving the best possible result for our clients accused of crimes. If you or a loved one has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon, or another weapon related offense, please contact us for a free consultation.

When most hear of a weapons charges, they immediately think about guns and knives. However, under New York law, many other instruments are considered "illegal." These illegal weapons include billy clubs, brass knuckles, switchblades, sling shots, kung fu stars, and chuka sticks. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing those accused of illegally possessing such weapons.

In almost all Criminal Possession of a Weapon cases, the legality of the search and seizure performed by police should be questioned. In cases where the weapon was found as a result of an illegal search, we will move to have the evidence suppressed. Our attorneys have successfully tried many criminal cases to verdict. Please click follow the link to read about some of our Notable Cases. We will work tirelessly with you to achieve the best possible outcome no matter what the charge.

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The NY Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC represent those accused of Weapons charges throughout the New York area, including Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, as well as the five boroughs of NYC. Contact one of our three conveniently located offices today if you are in need of representation.

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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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