Geneva, New York Criminal Lawyers

Tom Anelli
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you at every stage of your case. Read More »
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Jeannie D. Michalski Esq.
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Exceptional Representation in Criminal Defense & Family Law Matters! Call Now!

For over 15 years, I have been dedicated to aggressive advocacy for those with family or criminal law matters. I will fight for your rights and interests! Visit my website for more information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Emanuel N. Mouganis
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Top 100 Trial Lawyers-National Trial Lawyers, Top 1%-Distinguished Counsel Assn.

Attorney Emanuel Mouganis has the accolades you and your family can trust, including being ranked by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of New York. He is also ranked by the... Read More »
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Peter J. Pullano
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience

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... Read More »
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Geneva, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(315) 789-9869 42 Castle St
Geneva, NY 14456
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Divorce
Adam Huntsman Van Buskirk
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Aurora, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(315) 563-5019 3100 State Route 90
Aurora, NY 13026
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Business and Construction
Albany Law School and Albany Law School
Welcome. As a lawyer, it is my mission to provide affordable, respectful, and skillful legal representation to those who seek my services. All too often in our complex society, honest, hard working people find themselves caught up in legal difficulties. Also, nearly everyone eventually requires the services of an attorney at some point with regards to wills, powers-of-attorney, and various transactions. Unfortunately, obtaining this much-needed representation can be an intimidating and expensive process. However, you may call me with confidence. I am happy to discuss your legal issues in a free initial consultation, and I can handle most matters on an...
Shortsville, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(585) 289-4040 6 E Main St
PO Box 7
Shortsville, NY 14548
Criminal
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Canandaigua, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(432) 386-3770 340 Fort Hill Ave
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Criminal and Family
University of Washington School of Law
Canandaigua, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(585) 919-0009 2525 Rochester Rd
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Criminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Newark, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(315) 331-1919 211 West Ave
Newark, NY 14513
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Canandaigua, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(716) 393-0210 66 N Main St
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Criminal
Penn Yan, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(315) 531-3233 415 Liberty St
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
Lyons, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(315) 946-5905 54 Broad St
Lyons, NY 14489
Criminal
Seneca Falls, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(315) 568-8199 115 Fall St
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Divorce
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. ...
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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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.
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...
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 *...
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...
Nicholas Joseph De Martino
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Syracuse, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(315) 424-8326 100 Madison Street
Tower 1, Floor 17
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western New England University School of Law
Nick is a lifelong resident of Syracuse, and of the City’s “Northside.” A graduate of Henninger High School, Nick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (summa cum laude) in Political Science from Brockport State University, in Brockport, New York, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Western New England College, School of Law, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Nick began his legal career in 1986 by serving as a Deputy County Attorney with the Onondaga County Department of Law, where he prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases. He then went on to serve for 16 years as an Assistant District Attorney with the...
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...
James L. Riotto
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ROCHESTER, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(585) 546-4001 30 West Broad Street
Suite 306
ROCHESTER, NY 14614
Criminal and DWI
Albany Law School
Attorney James L. Riotto has an impressive law enforcement background combined with substantial criminal defense experience. His extensive experience as a state trooper, within law enforcement, and in criminal prosecution provides a unique perspective that sets him apart from other Rochester criminal defense attorneys. Clients get the benefit of an attorney with a clear understanding of both sides of their legal issues.
Robert King
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(585) 286-5124 19 West Main Street
Suite 250
Rochester, NY 14614
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Syracuse University College of Law
Attorney Robert King is an experienced and highly accomplished Rochester criminal defense & personal injury lawyer who has tried hundreds of cases. He founded King Law with the goal of protecting the rights and freedoms of clients during their time of need. Mr. King has provided effective representation for countless clients facing all types of criminal charges or who have been injured by a negligent party in New York. As a former prosecutor, Attorney King has experience on both sides of the courtroom and is a veteran of many trials.

Robert King was featured in the 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyers...
Jeannie D. Michalski Esq.
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Avon, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(585) 351-2500 5579 E Avon Lima Rd
P.O. Box 172
Avon, NY 14414
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
Jeannie D. Michalski, Esq., is a private attorney with offices in Monroe and Livingston County, as well as the Conflict Defender of Livingston County, NY. Ms. Michalski graduated magna cum laude from Nazareth College and attended the University of Dayton School of Law. She was awarded a community service scholarship. She began her legal career by serving as a judicial clerk and interning at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester. Ms. Michalski has since practiced law in New York State for over ten years. Ms. Michalski served as an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County for seven years,...
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...
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,...
Lawrence A. Newman
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Ithaca, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(607) 229-5184 401 East State Street, Suite 400
Ithaca, NY 14850
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Nova Southeastern University
Hi my name is Larry Newman. Originally, I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. My father was a NYS corrections officer, and my mother a waitress. I have degrees in Human Biology, and Doctorates in Law and Chiropractic. I practiced as a Chiropractic Physician for ten years. Newman and Cyr is a small boutique law firm 100% dedicated to the defense of DWI charges in New York. I am licensed in NY, PA, FL, and NJ. We offer complete representation of DWI charges within Tompkins County, Schuyler County, Seneca County, Chemung County, Tioga...
Scott Brenneck
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Syracuse, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(315) 424-8326 100 Madison Street
Tower 1, Floor 17
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Syracuse University College of Law
At Team Green Lawyers, we understand that defending a person who has been accused of a crime takes more than just an understanding of the law and the process. It takes knowing your client, mastering the facts and understanding the vast potential consequences. We have devoted our practice to helping people accused of a crime or violation get the best result possible. We take the time to get to know our clients, the facts and their concerns. We research the relevant legal issues and test all the theories that may help or hurt a client's particular situation. We are in...
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...
J. David Hammond
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Syracuse, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(315) 930-4077 100 Madison Street Tower 1, 12th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
Criminal, DWI, Military and Traffic Tickets
Syracuse University College of Law
David Hammond is a partner attorney at Carden Dotzler Hammond, PLLC where he focuses on criminal offenses including drug, DWI, and traffic offenses.

David will fight for you as you confront your legal challenge. Whether you are facing a serious criminal charge or a routine traffic ticket, a complicated custody matter or an uncontested divorce, no challenge is too large.

He is able to achieve results because of his discipline. Serving in the military forged self-discipline into his character. David served nine years and two combat tours as a US Army officer. While in the army he was a prosecutor and spend...
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...
William Kurtz
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Cicero, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 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....
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...
Donald George Rehkopf
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(585) 434-0232 31 East Main Street
2nd Floor
Rochester, NY 14614
Criminal, Appeals and Military
Capital University Law School
I concentrate in complex, serious military criminal defense and appellate matters as well as State criminal defense and appeals. I also handle military post-conviction matters; administrative separations or discharges; Article 15 (Captain's Mast) defense; and Officer misconduct matters. Additionally, I handle security clearance issues for both military and civilians.
Nicole Lynn Black
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(585) 210-0815 100 Allens Creek Rd
Rochester, NY 14618
Criminal, Business, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Albany Law School
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 *...
James David Hartt
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Fairport, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(585) 490-7100 6 North Main Street
Suite 200F
Fairport, NY 14450
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!
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.
James Ryan Daley
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Syracuse, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(315) 424-8326 100 Madison Street
Tower 1, Floor 17
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Syracuse University College of Law
I have prosecuted hundreds of DWI cases at both the misdemeanor and felony level, including matters involving serious injuries, repeat offenders and vehicular homicides. I've successfully conducted numerous DWI trials and my knowledge of DWI law combined with my courtroom experience provides a level of expertise that serves to ensure that our clients receive the best representation possible when charged with DWI and related offenses. I was also responsible for the prosecution of violent felony offenses including burglary, robbery, assault, illegal weapons possession and homicides. These duties included conducting countless hearings and trials. My experience in handling the most...
David A. Hoffmann
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Geneseo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(888) 635-1923 10 University Drive
Geneseo, NY 14454
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
State University of New York - Buffalo
David A. Hoffmann graduated from Canisius College before attending the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. While at UB Law, Dave was a member of the Trial Team which won the National Ethics Trial Competition at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. In addition to his private practice as an attorney, Dave served as an Assistant District Attorney in Niagara County for five years. His ability to understand the prosecutor's perspective is a huge asset in plea negotiations and trials. In 2012, Mr. Hoffmann was qualified in...
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
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:...
Kristine Demo-Vazquez
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(585) 427-0675 2024 W. Henrietta Road
Suite 3D
Rochester, NY 14623
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
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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.