Attorney Andrew Gay Jr.
1,000s of Successful Case Results &
Outstanding Customer Satisfaction
With over twenty years of trial experience, and more than 150 peer and customer reviews across internet and social media platforms, Andrew Gay, Jr., serves clients in all aspects of criminal defense and personal injury matters, and will personally guide you through the complex Philadelphia state and federal legal systems.
The Law Office of Andrew G. Gay, Jr., is an A+ Rated Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau (BBB.org).
Facing Criminal Charges in Philadelphia?
Get the dedication, confidence and trial experience you need for the best possible result.
Whether you or someone you know is facing a misdemeanor or more serious felony, hiring our firm means you will work directly with Andrew Gay, Jr., a highly reviewed Philadelphia criminal lawyer. Andrew delivers personalized service combined with the knowledge, experience and insight to handle your case to a successful conclusion.
The Keys to a Successful Outcome Are
Early Investigation & Trial Preparation
If you, or someone you know, has been arrested or contacted by the police, it’s crucial to contact an experienced trial lawyer immediately, before you speak to the authorities. Having handled thousands of cases to successful conclusions, Andrew Gay, Jr., has the dedication and experience to defend you from prosecution by Philadelphia, the state of Pennsylvania and federal authorities. We provide a thorough investigation of each case. The sooner we begin, the greater the chance of achieving the most positive outcome.
Pennsylvania & Philadelphia Criminal Defense
We proudly serve the following counties: Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, Dauphin, Clearfield, York, and more. With more than 22 years of experience, Andrew Gay, Jr., knows the differences in the laws and courts of each county and will pay close attention to your case in order to get the best possible result.
Defense for Federal Crimes
If you are facing the increased penalties of federal offense, under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, you are entitled to certain departures and adjustments. However, you will need a lawyer who is experienced with the complexities of these guidelines to ensure you obtain the full benefit under guidelines. The Federal Government has vast resources to investigate and prosecute offenses, but they will need to prove the allegations. Our firm is prepared to hold the Government to its burden.
An Experienced & Trusted Criminal Defense Lawyer in Philadelphia
We protect the rights of people accused of the crimes below. Click or tap on the practice areas below for more information.
White Collar & Federal Crimes
The federal government only brings the most serious cases. No matter what charges you’re facing, it’s important to act early to secure a lawyer who will investigate your case and work tirelessly to challenge the government’s allegations on your behalf. Andrew Gay, Jr., successfully represented clients with white collar criminal charges, including business, financial and tax fraud, drug offenses, and internet crimes.
Andrew Gay, Jr., an attorney in good standing since 1999, is admitted to practice in the Philadelphia Court of Common Plea (State Court) and throughout the Commonwealth, as well as the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has also been admitted pro hac vice to practice in other jurisdictions. Highly experienced in state and federal prosecutions, Andrew will take the time to explain the issues surrounding your case and the guidelines and strategies necessary to avoid harsh outcomes.
If the federal government has decided to prosecute you, there are choices to make concerning the handling of your case. Those decisions must be made quickly. Federal mandatory minimum sentences are particularly harsh in cases involving Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to distribute drugs, and possession of firearms. Your legal representative must be extremely familiar with these complex rules and guidelines that are constantly changing. Andrew Gay, Jr., continually educates himself on the changes in law, including the First Step Act (1SA) and Fair Sentencing Act (FSA), and will guide you to make sure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to receive for a successful outcome.
Federal crimes we provide defense for:
- Aggravated Identity Theft
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), “Cybercrime”
- Conspiracy to distribute drugs
- Health Care Fraud
- Possessing Firearms
- Mail Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Mortgage Fraud
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance
- Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)
- Securities Fraud
- Wire Fraud
We also defend people charged with the following state crimes:
- Aggravated Assault
- Homicide by Vehicle
- Simple Assault
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Weapons Possession
Assault & Homicide
Any allegation of assault needs an early and thorough investigation into the events that led up to the arrest. Andrew Gay, Jr., investigates and identifies witnesses before the preliminary hearing to ensure the best outcome for your case.
Whether yours is a case of mistaken identity, self-defense or a complete fabrication of events, Andrew Gay, Jr., will put in the work necessary to prepare your case for a successful outcome.
Theft, Burglary & Robbery
While these terms are often used interchangeably, the charges have important and different meanings. Theft involves the taking of property and the penalty typically depends on the value of what was allegedly stolen. Burglary crimes are committed any time someone enters any building or structure with the intent to commit a crime, whether or not anything was actually stolen. With Robbery charges, the prosecution needs to prove that someone stole from another person by using force or threatening violence. Some charges may have increased guidelines, if an injury was sustained or a weapon was used.
The intricacies of these charges require a full legal investigation and identification of the witnesses who saw the events forming the basis for the arrest. Completing this investigation prior to your preliminary hearing is essential for a successful outcome. Whether your matter involves mistaken identity, self-defense or a complete fabrication of events, Andrew Gay, Jr., will put in the work necessary to prepare your case for a successful outcome.
The Pennsylvania Legislature imposes stiff penalties for gun possession, and the stakes are even higher if you’re not eligible to obtain a license to carry a concealed firearm. In Philadelphia and the surrounding area, even more harsh penalties are being imposed for people who can’t legally possess a gun. Federal mandatory minimum sentences apply for possessing a firearm. However, the First Step Act removed the stacking of firearms offenses and now the federal penalties for a second, or subsequent, conviction only apply with a previous final conviction for using a firearm.
Your defense in this matter depends on all of the evidence involved, including witness and surveillance footage. The most frequent ways to approach an illegal gun case in Philadelphia are:
To win a motion to suppress evidence, you need to convince the court that your constitutional rights were violated by an illegal search. Even if the evidence against you is admissible, it could be deemed insufficient if it was not recovered from your person. This is referred to as a challenge to whether the person arrested constructively possessed the item.
If the government (Philadelphia Police, DEA, FBI or USPIS) wish to attribute an illegal item to you that was not recovered from your person (i.e., nearby car or home), hire the experience needed to challenge whether the government can prove you constructively possessed the illegal item.
If convicted of a sexual offense, you likely face jail time and will also be required to register under Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law. This can affect where you are permitted to live and your employment. Depending on the crime, reporting requirements can be lifelong and failing to comply may result in mandatory jail sentences.
To reduce the chance of a possible conviction, and being subjected to Megan’s Law requirements, you need an attorney who is familiar with all aspects of these offenses to properly handle and prepare your case for a successful outcome.
We defend those accused of the following sexual-related offenses:
- Possession of Child Pornography (18 Pa.C.S.A. 6312)
- Indecent Assault (18 Pa.C.S.A. 3126)
- Indecent Exposure (18 Pa.C.S.A. 3127)
- Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (IDSI) (18 Pa.C.S.A. 3123)
- Rape (18 Pa.C.S.A. 3121)
- Statutory Sexual Assault (18 Pa.C.S.A. 3122.1)
DUI / DWI
In recent years, Pennsylvania has dramatically increased the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI). Being convicted of a DUI can damage your personal life and employment, because you will face possible jail time, fines, and a license suspension. The penalties are more serious, if you were convicted of a DUI in the previous 10 years. If this is your first arrest and no one was injured, we will make sure you have the option to participate in Pennsylvania’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program (ARD). The ARD program permits you to avoid prosecution and have the incident expunged from your record. If your license is suspended due to a DUI conviction, Andrew Gay, Jr., will verify if you are eligible for an Ignition Interlock Limited License (IILL).
In Philadelphia and surrounding counties, there are several programs available to help you avoid many of the penalties associated with a DUI conviction. Andrew Gay, Jr. is an experienced DUI lawyer, who will explain your rights and potential DUI sentencing implications.
Pennsylvania has serious penalties for a conviction involving the trafficking or selling of narcotics in certain quantities.
There are several strategies to build the best defense for your particular case, and the foundation begins with preparation before your preliminary hearing. Andrew Gay, Jr., will thoroughly investigate your case and witnesses to:
- Prepare a motion to suppress evidence
- Determine if you are eligible for a reduced sentence under Pennsylvania’s Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive (RRRI)
If you are able to demonstrate that your rights were violated while police obtained the evidence against you, the evidence will be excluded at trial. If an illegal item was not recovered by the police from your person, you may be able to challenge the sufficiency of evidence. Additionally, for some cases, there are alternatives, such as substance abuse programs, available to reduce or avoid incarceration.
It’s important that you obtain legal counsel at an early stage and hire someone who is familiar with all aspects of your charges. Andrew Gay, Jr., has the experience necessary to guide your drug possession case to a successful conclusion.
Preparing for Your Criminal Defense Trial
Learn how Andrew meticulously prepares for your defense
Speaker: Andrew Gay, Jr., Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer
“In a criminal matter, preparation is key. Whether you are walking into a preliminary hearing room, or you are preparing for trial.
When I’m preparing for your criminal trial, I will look over every scrap of evidence that exists. I will look at police reports, witness statements, 911 tapes, transcripts of 911 tapes, preliminary hearing testimony, anything that is available for me will have been thoroughly reviewed and discussed with you before we walk in.
I will know what each individual witness has to say about the most important issues in your trial. And it’s honing in on those important issues and the differences in testimony between the prosecution witnesses and the defense witnesses that will better prepare me to make sure that the correct argument is made to your jury.
In order to make sure that I’m able in your criminal trial to attack the witnesses that are testifying against you, I make sure that I look at each and every statement and compare it to their prior testimony at a preliminary hearing to make sure that there is no way for them to change their story, to make sure that there’s no way for them to then embellish upon what they previously told the police, or what they previously testified to in court. And many times, being able to attack a witness based on prior inconsistent testimony is what helps us win criminal trials.
It’s very important for you as the client to make sure that you have someone on your side from the very beginning of the case. So waiting to hire a lawyer until after the preliminary hearing many times is a big mistake, because if the lawyer who’s representing you at trial also properly prepared for your preliminary hearing and interviewed your witnesses prior to your preliminary hearing, the trial result is going to be much better.”
Searching for the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia?
Finding the right lawyer can be challenging, but many criminal defense lawyers only have a small fraction of Andrew Gay, Jr.’s, jury trial experience. You need an experienced attorney that knows the intricacies of the law for your specific charges. You only get one chance to keep your record clean.
We have the experience you need to navigate Philadelphia’s complicated criminal justice system, and to address juries competently, persuading them to understand your side of the matter. When you call our office, you will begin working directly with Andrew Gay, Jr., to start working on your case. We provide personal attention and deliver a customized approach for every case, starting with our own investigation. And there is no fee for our initial consultation.
If you have been contacted by the police or authorities, you need an attorney you can trust. Don’t hesitate to contact us immediately – we’re here 24/7 and ready to help.
A Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer Dedicated to Getting You Full Compensation
No recovery. No fee. Guaranteed.
Andrew Gay, Jr. also represents seriously injured individuals in personal injury matters ranging from slip and fall, wrongful death, and motor vehicle accidents. If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, we will recover your economic losses, including your medical bills and missed time from work, and obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
Preparing for Your Personal Injury Trial
Learn how we prepare to get you the best possible outcome
Speaker: Andrew Gay, Jr., Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer
“In personal injury matters there are often times far more documents to review and cross-check to know how those documents will best establish how the incident actually occurred. Reviewing all those documents helps us establish who’s at fault for your injury. It helps us establish how the accident actually occurred.
When I handle your personal injury matter, if I need to, I will hire experts from our first initial meeting. It’s extremely important when we meet with you for the first time about your personal injury case, that we identify if there are any experts that we need to immediately engage, in order to preserve evidence that may later on disappear or become unavailable to us. For example, we have many times hired Engineers to photograph and take measurements at accident scenes to later find out before trial, that for instance, the roadway has been repaved and that evidence is no longer available to us. If we didn’t send that engineer out to your accident scene within a week or two after your injury that evidence would have been gone forever. Hiring experts from the beginning of your personal injury representation for you, is key to our success later on at the time of trial.
I’m always prepared to go to trial and your adversary needs to know that. Your adversary needs to know that particularly in a personal injury matter because insurance companies do not like to settle their cases for anything more than they absolutely have to. And when you have demonstrated to your opponent in a personal injury matter, that you are prepared to go to trial and you are prepared to go to verdict, then your settlements are far better than they are otherwise.
The initial consultation is always free and the sooner you pick up the phone to schedule an appointment, the sooner we can talk about your case.”
Areas of Practice
We represent our clients in all types of criminal and personal injury legal matters.
Why Choose Andrew Gay Jr. as Your Legal Representative?
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1518 Walnut St., Suite 807C
Philadelphia, PA 19102