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The Gallucci Law Firm is a full-service Criminal Defense Law
Firm offering over 30 years of Criminal Law experience.

Mario Gallucci
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Since 1990, Mario Gallucci has handled and won some of the largest, most difficult criminal cases in New York, New Jersey, and within the Federal Court system. Gallucci is well recognized by his peers, judges, and media, with the NY Times highlighting him as “a stylish and tenacious defender, advocating for those charged with the most serious State and Federal Crimes.”

A nationally recognized advocate on behalf of many high profile criminal cases, Gallucci’s expertise, style, and demeanor is second to none. When you trust Mario Gallucci with your case, he will consider all potential angles of defense in order to create the most effective strategy.

When facing a criminal offense in New York, Mario Gallucci will fight by your side to secure a positive outcome for your case. With experience in both state and federal courts, you will gain a trusted advocate when you turn to The Gallucci Law Firm.


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Criminal Defense in Staten Island

No matter what type of criminal offense you are facing, having a trusted advocate by your side is the best path to a positive outcome. Mario Gallucci is skilled and experienced in many areas of criminal law, from theft to murder. At the Gallucci Law Firm, we will review the details and intricacies of your case to determine the best and most effective strategy and course of action to defend your rights. Learn more about Mario Gallucci’s areas of expertise and contact us today for expert criminal defense in New York.

Assault & Battery

Assault & Battery Criminal Defense

Assault and battery both involve threatening harm or causing actual harm to another person. While they are often combined as a single charge, there are important differences to note between “assault” and “battery.” The penalties for assault and battery depend on the degree of the offense, ranging from fines and community service to significant jail time. Aggravated assault is a more serious offense and is considered a felony. Mario Gallucci provides legal representation for those facing assault and battery charges in Staten Island, NY.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Criminal Defense

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. In New York, domestic violence convictions can result in serious punishment. This depends on whether the offense is considered a misdemeanor or a felony. Penalties range from 15 days in jail with a fine of up to $250 to life imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000. Mario Gallucci has years of experience defending those accused of domestic violence in NY and NJ. 

Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes Defense

Illegal possession, distribution, and manufacturing of controlled substances are considered drug crimes in New York and New Jersey. Drug offenses are fairly common and come with a wide range of penalties at various levels of severity. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in NY or NJ, it’s important to have an expert criminal defense attorney by your side. Mario Gallucci of The Gallucci Law Firm in Staten Island will go over your case and provide you with strong legal representation throughout every stage of the prosecution.

DWI Defense

DWI Criminal Defense

Driving while intoxicated, or DWI, refers to when an individual’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level while driving a motor vehicle is 0.08% or higher. Drivers in New York can be charged with a DWI or DWAI. A driver can be charged with a DWAI if their BAC doesn’t reach 0.08% but is between 0.05% and 0.07%. Penalties for DWIs depend on your age, the substance impairing you, and the number of times you’ve committed the offense. Mario Gallucci specializes in DWI cases and will work diligently to protect your rights throughout the entire legal process. 


Homicide Criminal Defense

Homicide is a manner of death when one person is killed by another. Homicide cases generally fall into three categories: murder, manslaughter, and justifiable homicide. Homicide is not always considered a crime, and the severity of penalties vary from state to state. Facing a homicide charge in NY or NJ can be extremely overwhelming and difficult to navigate. Mario Gallucci is an experienced criminal defense attorney based in Staten Island, and he will take all steps necessary to craft a solid defense for your case. 


Manslaughter Criminal Defense

Manslaughter is the act of killing another human being without malice or aforethought. Manslaughter can either be categorized as voluntary or involuntary, and this will have an impact on the potential consequences of the charge. The State of New York recognizes manslaughter in the levels of first-degree and second-degree. In New Jersey, it is considered a second-degree crime, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and hefty fines. If you’ve been accused of manslaughter in NY or NJ, trust Mario Gallucci as your criminal defense attorney.


Murder Criminal Defense

Murder is defined as intentional killing that is both unlawful and committed with “malice aforethought.” There are two types of murder, first-degree and second-degree, and each case is classified by the intention of the murder and the way it was committed. A Class A-1 felony, murder is punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole. If you have been charged with murder in NY or NJ, Mario Gallucci of The Gallucci Law Firm will help you fight for your rights through competent legal counsel.

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes Defense

A sex crime is a broad term that describes a sexual assault or a crime with a sexual motive. Certain sex offenses and sex crimes against children will likely require an individual to register as a sex offender every year and whenever the person moves. These cases are highly sensitive and complicated, but Mario Gallucci is here to help. Those who have been charged with a sex crime, but maintain their innocence, deserve proper legal representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney in New York and New Jersey.

Theft Crimes

Theft Crimes Defense

Theft is a criminal act defined as taking another person’s property or money without their permission or the intent of returning it. The most common types of theft crimes include larceny, grand larceny, robbing, shoplifting, auto-theft, burglary, and identity theft. The monetary value of the stolen property will determine the severity of the charge. Felony convictions typically include fines of up to $100,000 and significant jail time. If you’ve been accused of a theft crime in NY or NJ, you must seek legal assistance from Mario Gallucci to get the best defense possible.

Violent Felonies

Violent Crimes Defense

A violent felony is one that involves the use of threat or force against another person. The term “felony” is reserved for the most serious of crimes. Certain circumstances or aggravating factors, such as the use of a weapon, may increase the severity of a violent felony charge. Felonies are known to be punishable by at least one year in state or federal prison. When you choose Mario Gallucci as your dedicated criminal defense lawyer in NY or NJ, he will carefully review your case and develop a personalized strategy to lower your original sentence.


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NY & NJ Areas We Serve

The Gallucci Law Firm provides legal support in Staten Island and for the following areas in New York and New Jersey.



  • Mario is a most capable and trusted Attorney you’ll ever encounter. He combines superior Legal knowledge with gritty street smarts. I will take him in my corner against any adversary

    Gregg Adimando
  • There is only one Mario Gallucci a steadfast criminal attorney who gets the job done he has helped me with several problems and I've always come out on top he is trusted and fair more than I can say for most I highly recommend the Gallucci law firm and I thank him for solving many problems for me and my business.

    Dennis Malanga

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