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Weedsport, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(315) 834-6621 8941 N Seneca St
Weedsport, NY 13166
Criminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
James David Hartt
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Liverpool, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(585) 490-7100 141 1st Street
Liverpool, NY 13088
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Education and Employment
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Attorney James D. Hartt represents victims of employment discrimination statewide. He has significant experience representing clients in the NYS Division of Human Rights, EEOC and in State and Federal Courts. Call Attorney James D. Hartt today to set up your free initial telephone consultation.
With Offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and a Satellite Office in Manhattan, Attorney James D. Hartt is proud to offer his legal expertise to New Yorkers statewide.

James practices in several other areas of law, including but not limited to: criminal defense, professional licensure defense, civil litigation, education law, and others!
Jonathan Ogden Tate
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Liverpool, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(315) 506-6668 8244 Beehive Circle
Liverpool, NY 13090
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Business and DWI
St. John's University School of Law
Todd Sanford Engel
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Liverpool, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(315) 679-4500 135 Old Cove Road Suite 203
Liverpool, NY 13090
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
Syracuse University College of Law
Representation of individuals and closely held businesses in the following practice areas: Family Law/ Divorce Child Support Business Formation Civil Litigation Wills and Trusts Vehicle and Traffic
Mark Schaeber
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Liverpool, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(315) 426-1466 300 Tulip St
Liverpool, NY 13088
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
In 23 years of practice, I have handled cases ranging from family law and criminal defense to real estate, appellate work, tax and bankruptcy. I have practiced in courts all over Upstate New York, from Rochester to Albany, and from Binghamton to Watertown. I strive to offer quality and responsive service to my clients, at rates they can afford. "We can work things out."
Thomas Wadsworth Ryan
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Baldwinsville, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(315) 476-0781 8417 Oswego Road
PMB 282
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Criminal and DWI
Syracuse University College of Law
Oswego, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(315) 343-6363 26 E Oneida St
Oswego, NY 13126
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Environmental
Albany Law School
Oswego, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(315) 342-1773 150 W 3rd St
Oswego, NY 13126
Criminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Oswego, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(315) 343-0415 20 W Oneida St
Oswego, NY 13126
Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Baldwinsville, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
814 Fairway Cir
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Criminal, DWI, Elder and Health Care
Oswego, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(315) 342-7214 55 W 2nd St
Oswego, NY 13126
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Auburn, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(315) 253-4050 11 Court St
Auburn, NY 13021
Criminal and DWI
Auburn, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(315) 252-1389 199 Genesee St
Auburn, NY 13021
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Camillus, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(315) 672-5272 2382 W Genesee Turnpike
Camillus, NY 13031
Criminal and DWI
Skaneateles, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(315) 685-5211 3750 Fisher Rd
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Auburn, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(315) 255-3854 7 Court St
Auburn, NY 13021
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Auburn, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(315) 253-4050 11 Court St
Auburn, NY 13021
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Liverpool, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(315) 706-0159 121 Green Acres Dr
Liverpool, NY 13090
Criminal
Oswego, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(315) 343-6363 26 E Oneida St
Oswego, NY 13126
Criminal and Personal Injury
Liverpool, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(315) 706-0042 7641 Henry Clay Blvd
Liverpool, NY 13088
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Syracuse, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(315) 468-1052 4300 W Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13219
Criminal and DWI
Oswego, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(315) 343-4016 89 E 1st St
Oswego, NY 13126
Criminal
Auburn, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(315) 252-6955 11 Court St
Auburn, NY 13021
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Dennis J. Nave Jr.
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(888) 440-0572 432 North Franklin Street
Suite 80
Syracuse, NY 13204
Free ConsultationSyracuse, NY Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Syracuse University College of Law
Dennis Nave has been passionate about defending individuals facing DWI, traffic, and criminal charges for most of his legal career.

Dennis approaches each of his client’s cases as unique and each person as his equal, always going the extra mile to ensure his clients are fully educated on their case and knowing they are receiving the best quality representation and best defense of their rights and interests.

Dennis is the founding and managing partner for Nave Law Firm located in Syracuse, New York where he was born and raised. Dennis is devoted to staying in and serving his local community.

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Tom Anelli
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(800) 394-1100 272 West Jefferson Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationSyracuse, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Criminal and DWI
Syracuse University and St. Thomas University School of Law
Tom Anelli is the Senior Partner at Tom Anelli & Associates, a practice focused solely on defending DWI charges. For almost 20 years, Tom has invested all his time learning and practicing the best methods to defend those charged with DWI. Tom’s accolades include, but are not limited to, selection to Super Lawyers, Nation’s Top One Percent, and Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Tom has been factory trained by National Patent Analytical Systems, the company that manufactures the breath-testing device used most by local police agencies. Tom is a NHTSA certified Instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. ...
Nicholas Passalacqua
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Syracuse, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(877) 874-2552 499 S. Warren St
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Michigan State University
Born and raised in Utica, NY, Attorney Nicholas A Passalacqua knows his clients. But more importantly he knows the law. Through his training and experience Mr. Passalacqua is ready to handle any of your even most complex legal matters.

Mr. Passalacqua’s education and training in trial law began back at T.R. Proctor High School as a member of the Mock Trial team. He then went on to Sacred Heart University, where he founded and led SHU’s first collegiate Mock Trial Team to two regional championship tournaments. Finally, at Michigan State University College of Law he was a member of the Moot...
Brent Corbin Xavier
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Syracuse, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(877) 435-7394 269 W. Jefferson Street
2nd Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
New York Law School
Brent Xavier has been President at Anelli Xavier, since partnering with Tom Anelli in 2006. Over the year, he has helped bring in many former prosecutors and experienced criminal litigators together to form what he believes is the most powerful team of DWI defense lawyers in New York State. His goal is to make sure his team protects clients from the serious consequences of DWI charges. His firm philosophy is that as a whole, individual efforts add up to something bigger collectively for our clients in form of great representation. Brent Xavier received his B.A. degree from Cornell University...
Zachary T. Ruetz
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(585) 492-4700 400 Linden Oaks
Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14625
Criminal and Employment
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
As an Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Zachary handles both federal labor and employment plaintiff’s cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Merit Systems Protection Board – in which he defends the rights of federal employees against a range of abuses, including discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as wrongful personnel actions – as well as defending against criminal charges in all town and county courts surrounding the Rochester Office and federal charges within the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Zachary has enjoyed great success in aggressively and effectively representing federal employees and...
P. Adam Militello Esq.
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(585) 485-0025 2480 Browncroft Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
State University of New York - Buffalo
P. Adam Militello, Esq., graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, where he received the Law Faculty Award for outstanding clinical work.

Before entering private practice he began his career with internships at the Empire Justice Center, the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, and the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Mr. Militello previously worked at a litigation-focused law firm, where he represented three companies on the 2009 Fortune top-10 list, a local school district and university, a large regional bank, and numerous individuals including physicians, artists,...
Robert Friedman
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(800) 729-4571 70 Linden Oaks
3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Hamline University
My Law Firm Partner and I have been working with Buffalo and WNY residents for almost four decades. So we're not surprised when clients tell us that we've helped a member of their family or neighbor in the past. We have offices in: Buffalo NY Rochester NY Akron NY Williamsville NY Batavia NY West Seneca NY Niagara Falls NY And our expertise is wide - just take a look at our practice areas and how we can help you. BUFFALO AREA PERSONAL INJURY & ACCIDENTS * Highway Accident: * Industrial Accident: * Jet Ski Accident:...
Peter J. Pullano
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(585) 492-4700 400 Linden Oaks
Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14625
Criminal and Appeals
Albany Law School and SUNY Buffalo Law School
Peter is the Managing Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Rochester Office, where he practices criminal defense.

With over 30 years of criminal defense experience, Peter has handled thousands of criminal cases, including violations, misdemeanors, felonies and appeals. He has primarily represented defendants in felony cases in both state and federal courts. Peter is certified as “learned counsel” in federal court capital cases. Prior to New York State’s abolishment of capital punishment, he was likewise certified to handle death penalty cases in state courts.

On multiple occasions, Peter has won acquittals or verdicts to lesser charges for clients charged with murder. Additionally, he...
Lourdes Pilar Rosario
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Syracuse, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(315) 362-2639 311 Montgomery Street, Suite 1
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School and Albany Law School
If what you seek is an attorney in Syracuse, New York, who is accessible, experienced, knowledgeable and dependable, you’ve reached the right one. Lourdes’s practice is primarily in family and divorce. Through her practice, Lourdes has represented countless individuals and helped families navigate the often complex family law issues. Her clients receive the attention to detail, legal knowledge, and aggressive legal representation they deserve and have come to expect. In fact, as a result of her diligent and zealous efforts and dedication, Lourdes and her clients share long term and professional relationships.
George Hildebrandt
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Syracuse, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(800) 672-3523 304 S. Franklin Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
Syracuse University College of Law
For over 30 years, George Hildebrandt has represented clients in federal and state courts in drug conspiracy and smuggling, murder, white collar, firearm and other serious cases, achieving many acquittals, dismissals and reductions to lesser charges. George has built his reputation on his hard work, preparation, substantial trial experience and knowledge of the law.
Alexander Korotkin
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(585) 419-5714 70 Linden Oaks, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DWI
I have been practicing law in Rochester, New York, and nearby towns for the past 13 years. I concentrate my practice in matrimonial and family law. I counsel my clients on divorce, separation, custody, relocation, child support, adoption, premarital and postmarital agreements. More specifically, I assist my clients with such matters as: * Adoption * Alimony/Maintenance * Annulments * Child Abuse * Child Custody * Child Support * Child Support Enforcement * Dependency Proceedings * Divorce * Domestic Partnerships * Domestic Violence Orders * Family Court Proceedings * Family Law * Fertility and Surrogacy * Foreign Adoption * Foster Care * Grandparent Custody & Visitation Rights * Grandparent Rights * Guardianship * Name Change * Parental Rights * Paternity * Postnuptial Agreements *...
Gabriella MacDonald
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(585) 204-7330 2480 Browncroft Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14625
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Gabriella MacDonald, Esq. was born and raised in Monroe County. She is a graduate of the New York State University at Buffalo Law School, where she was presented with awards including a spot on the Public Service Honor Roll, and also the CALI award, which recognizes her outstanding achievements in trial advocacy.

While attending law school, Ms. MacDonald also spent time as a teaching assistant, she was a member of the UB Law Mock Trial Team, and she was a member of the Erie County Woman’s Bar Association. She also volunteered to coach mock trial students at a local...
William Kurtz
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Cicero, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(315) 752-0325 5793 Crabtree Lane
Cicero, NY 13039
Criminal, Animal, DWI and Foreclosure Defense
New York Law School
For over 35 years Bill Kurtz has been practicing in Syracuse, Onondaga County and throughout Central, New York. We pride ourselves in fighting for our clients and always preparing our cases to go to Court and proceed through the Court until a Judge or Jury makes a decision. We have found that being ready to go to trial allows us to avoid trials and still obtain the best results for our clients. When considering a lawyer ask the lawyer if he has actually had any trial recently in that court or in that area of the law....
John Edward Bernacki Jr.
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Pittsford, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(585) 218-9550 11 State St.
Suite 200
Pittsford, NY 14534
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
John has practiced law in Rochester for over 15 years and is admitted to practice in the following courts: New York State Court, U.S District Court for the Western District of New York, and United States Bankruptcy Court. He also currently serves as a justice for the Town of Pittsford, where he presides over civil matters including contract, real property, and municipal law, small claims, and criminal matters including felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanors. He is actively involved in his local community and participates in the following community activities: * Pittsford Town Board, Past Councilperson *...
Liam G.B. Murphy
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Groton, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(877) 212-4722 170 Main Street
Groton, NY 13073
Criminal, Appeals, Business and DWI
New York University School of Law
Shaw & Murphy is a general practice law firm focused on providing high-caliber, personal and commercial legal service to clients in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier of New York.

We are a general practice on purpose: We believe clients benefit from a broad view of the law. We understand, for example, how divorce, custody, visitation and child support impact your business or that buying a house can also impact your estate planning.

Our lawyers and paralegals work together to provide clients with cost-effective solutions. We offer our wide experience in many areas of the law and our varied life experiences as...
Stefano Cambareri
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(315) 426-1648 217 Montgomery Street
Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13202
Syracuse, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Syracuse University College of Law
Stefano Cambareri is the managing partner of the Syracuse, New York law firm of Cambareri & Cambareri, LLP and has managed the firm since its formation in 1999. His legal practice focuses on criminal matters, with an emphasis on DWI/DUI defense. Mr. Cambareri also represents clients charged in a wide variety of cases, including murder, narcotics possession/distribution and white-collar criminal offenses including tax fraud, falsification of business record and other theft type offenses. Prior to the formation of Cambareri & Cambareri, Mr. Cambareri spent nearly nine years as an Onondaga County Assistant District Attorney where he handled cases...
Matthew David Dotzler
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Syracuse, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(315) 930-4077 100 Madison Street Tower 1, 12th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
Criminal and DWI
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Matthew Dotzler is a founding partner of Carden Dotzler Hammond, PLLC and heads the White Collar Defense practice group. He concentrates on criminal defense, DWI defense and traffic defense, along with a specialized focus in defending clients who are charged with white collar offenses. Matthew regularly represents clients who are charged with criminal, DWI and traffic offenses in Onondaga County Court, Syracuse City Court, and other courts throughout Central New York.

Before entering private practice, Matthew served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office for seven years. There, he successfully prosecuted hundreds of felony-level white collar...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.