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James Joseph Galleshaw
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James Galleshaw’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • People v. Peters and Stevenson

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Outcome:
    Drugs, Gun and Confession Suppressed
    Description:
    The Defendants were indicted for Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. The case was ultimately dismissed after Mr. Galleshaw successfully argued, after hearings were conducted, for suppression of a recovered loaded .45 caliber handgun, a quantity of marijuana, and both oral and written confessions. In it's written decision published on the cover of the New York Law Journal, the Court noted that while being cross-examined by Mr. Galleshaw, the arresting officer denied telling the District Attorney on the night of the arrest that he had recovered the gun and marijuana after he had arrested the defendant. Thereafter, Mr. Galleshaw introduced the District Attorney's Case Summary Report into evidence. This report, prepared by the Assistant District Attorney the night of the arrest, stated what the arresting officer had just denied. The officer then denied telling the Assistant District Attorney that he observed defendant Stevenson place a loaded firearm into the rear seat of a vehicle. Mr. Galleshaw then admitted the Police Arrest Report into evidence. It too, stated what the arresting officer had just denied. The Court ruled that the defendants were illegally seized by the police and as such, all physical evidence, including the loaded gun, marijuana and confessions,were fruit of the illegal seizure and thus, not admissible into evidence by the District Attorney. Without evidence to proceed, the District Attorney was forced to dismiss the case.
  • People v. Alicia Thames

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 03, 2010
    Outcome:
    Client Found Not Guilty of All Charges
    Description:
    Ms. Thames was accused of First Degree Reckless Endangerment, a felony, and Obstructing Government Administration. Facing years in prison, Ms. Thames refused to accept the Prosecutors offers and proceeded to trial in an attempt to clear her name. It was alleged that at first Ms. Thames refused to allow the Police into her home to treat her brother whom had been shot moments earlier. It was further alleged that after allowing the Police entry to her home, she attempted to block a Police Sergeant from rendering aid to her wounded brother, thereby causing a grave risk of death to him. After a trial which lasted over two weeks, Ms. Thames was found not guilty of all charges.
  • -Redacted for privacy-

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    May 04, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settlement of $1,434,645
    Description:
    On Aug. 21, 2006, plaintiff -Redacted for privacy- , 47, a construction worker, was driving on the westbound side of the Long Island Expressway, in Hauppauge. As he approached the interchange at Wheeler Road, his compact sport utility vehicle’s rear end was struck by a trailing car that was being driven by -Redacted for privacy- . -Redacted for privacy- claimed that he sustained injuries of his back, a knee and his neck. He alleged that -Redacted for privacy- was negligent in the operation of her vehicle. -Redacted for privacy- claimed that the collision occurred while he was stopped in traffic. -Redacted for privacy- contended that -Redacted for privacy- abruptly stopped short of traffic. As such, she claimed that she could not have avoided the collision.
  • People V. Salazar

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 08, 2010
    Outcome:
    Aquitted of all felonies after 2 week trial
    Description:
    Client charged with felony robbery after being arrested at the scene covered in the victim's blood. Client alleged that he was the actual victim and that the Police Officer's framed him after harassing him for several months. The Arresting Officer initially denied ever seeing the Client prior to the arrest, however under cross-examination by Mr. Galleshaw, the Officer was forced to conceded that he actually knew the Client prior to the arrest and that he had even written the Client a Summons within weeks of the arrest.
  • Turkmen vs. John Ashcroft (US ATTY GENERAL), et al

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Outcome:
    All allegations dismissed against client.
    Description:
    Client, a Federal Correction Officer, was accused of physically and mentally abusing suspected terrorists detained following the 9-11 WTC attacks, while housed in a Maximum Security Federal Prison.
  • Cordero v. Anonymous

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff Settlement: $1,475,000
    Description:
    Client was a 45 yr old undocumented illegal alien who was stopped in traffic when his vehicle was rear ended. Sustained severe herniations at L5-S1 requiring fusion. Mediated settlement of $1.475 million.