Ontario County, New York Criminal Lawyers

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.
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Peter J. Pullano
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 31 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... Read More »
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P. Adam Militello Esq.
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New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

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... 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.

Emanuel N. Mouganis is the principal attorney of his firm and was born and raised in Brockport, New York and has a strong reputation for providing quality legal services in Western New York. Emanuel N.... Read More »
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Andrew S. Tabashneck
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Ontario County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(585) 484-0140 46 Delancey Drive
Geneva, NY 14456
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Family
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Free Consultations 24/7. Affordable Payment Plans. Divorce and Criminal Lawyer in Buffalo NY. Call Andrew Tabashneck direct at (716) 526-7405.
Mark D. Hannan Esq.
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Ontario County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(585) 869-1856 206 East Main Street
Victor, NY 14564
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Municipal
Ontario County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(585) 919-0009 2525 Rochester Rd
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Criminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Ontario County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(315) 789-9869 42 Castle St
Geneva, NY 14456
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Divorce
Ontario County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(716) 393-0210 66 N Main St
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Criminal
Daniel R. Magill
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Livingston County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
5 Commercial Street
Livonia, NY 14487
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Syracuse University College of Law
Daniel R. Magill, Esq. joined the firm in April 2012 and primarily focuses his legal practice on criminal matters. Dan has represented clients on various charges and has handled everything from misdemeanors to violent felonies. Dan has handled many DWI cases as well as both pre-trial and trial hearings and has represented clients from Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, Wyoming, Genesee and Wayne counties. Dan also assists Mr. Skivington with support in all civil matters including trial preparation, depositions, legal research and litigation support. Dan is a native of Scottsville and graduated from the...
Thomas Kidera
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(585) 703-4856 24 Hunters Run
Pittsford, NY 14534
Criminal
Wayne County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(315) 986-4611 2176 Creek Rd
Palmyra, NY 14522
Criminal and DWI
Albany Law
Wayne County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(315) 331-1919 211 West Ave
Newark, NY 14513
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Yates County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(315) 531-3233 415 Liberty St
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
Emanuel N. Mouganis
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(585) 637-2123 62 Main Street
Brockport, NY 14420
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Emanuel N. Mouganis is the principal attorney of his firm and was born and raised in Brockport, New York and has a strong reputation for providing quality legal services in Western New York. Emanuel N. Mouganis holds a Juris Doctor and has also received an advanced Masters of Law degree from SUNY Buffalo Law School. While in both law and graduate law school, Emanuel N. Mouganis was elected to the Student Bar Association. Prior to forming his own firm, Emanuel N. Mouganis was nominated for a Judicial Clerkship in Circuit Court. Emanuel N. Mouganis has also served as a...
Peter J. Pullano
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 31 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...
Lawrence A. Newman
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Tompkins County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 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...
Liam G.B. Murphy
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Tompkins County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(877) 212-4722 109 East Seneca Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
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 address family and business legal issues in a manner that allows each client to make choices that meet their facts and needs.

Our lawyers and paralegals work together to provide cost-effective solutions. We actively listen to clients to identify their needs and collaborate to find appropriate comprehensive solutions. We give clients the tools they need to analyze their facts and craft decisions based on those...
Jeannie D. Michalski Esq.
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Livingston County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 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,...
Michael C Cyr
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Tompkins County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(607) 229-5184 The Gateway Center
401 E. State. St., Ste. 400
Ithaca, NY 14850
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Suffolk University Law School
Hello! I'm Mike Cyr, an Ithaca DWI Lawyer at NEWMAN & CYR. We are a law firm based in Ithaca, NY and our practice focuses on DWI defense, criminal defense, and traffic-related matters. I hope you enjoy my blog and videos --you can always ask me a question. I represent people throughout the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY. I also represent college students at Ithaca College, Cornell University, and SUNY Binghamton with regularity. My personal defense philosophy is "past, present, and future" --i.e. minimize the charges, fight the case, and protect the future. ...
Robert King
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(585) 286-5124 19 West Main Street
Suite 250
Rochester, NY 14614
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
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...
P. Adam Militello Esq.
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 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,...
Alexander Korotkin
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 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 *...
James David Hartt
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(585) 490-7100 70 Linden Oaks
Third Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
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!
Timothy John Rosell
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Steuben County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(607) 324-7333 70 Main Street
Hornell, NY 14843
Criminal, Family, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attended the Hornell School District my entire life, nearby Alfred State and Alfred University and returned to Hornell after attending Thomas Cooley in Lansing, Michigan to practice law in my hometown. Reside here in Hornell with my wife and two children.
Robert Friedman
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 39 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:...
James L. Riotto
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(585) 546-4001 30 West Broad Street
Suite 306
ROCHESTER, NY 14614
Criminal and DWI
Albany Law School
Charles Oliver Wolff
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Tompkins County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(607) 592-4585 6214 Podunk Rd.
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Real Estate
Syracuse University College
Adam Huntsman Van Buskirk
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Cayuga County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 11 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...
Jeffrey Vincent Scherer
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Livingston County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
P.O. Box 251
Avon, NY 14414
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
Ask any of my former clients and they will tell you that I will fight for the best outcome in your case. If you need an attorney in Western New York, the Law Offices of Jeffrey V. Scherer will provide you with fair and skillful representation. As a former assistant district attorney in both Livingston and Chemung Counties, I personally handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony matters, I have the experience to handle Criminal, DWI and other legal matters with service tailored to meet your needs. The firm also provides representation in other areas of law including Real Estate, Family...
Donald George Rehkopf
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 43 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.
John Edward Bernacki Jr.
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 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 *...
Kevin Van Allen
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Livingston County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(888) 635-1923 10 University Drive
Geneseo, NY 14454
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
State University of New York - Buffalo
Are you searching for a criminal defense or personal injury lawyer in Livingston County and are wondering where you can turn to receive the help you need at this time? You can breathe more easily now, because you have come to the right place! Attorney Kevin Van Allen attended St. John Fisher College and the University of Buffalo School Law School. His longtime interest in law was directed towards practicing trial litigation where he gained invaluable experience working at a general practice law office. He is a member of several well-known organizations, not the least of which include the New...
Gabriella MacDonald
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Monroe County, 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...
David A. Hoffmann
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Livingston County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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...
Brian Shiffrin
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(585) 423-8290 Easton Thompson Kasperek Shiffrin LLP
16 W. Main Street, Suite 243
Rochester, NY 14614
Criminal and Appeals
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Brian Shiffrin is a partner at Easton Thompson Kasperek Shiffrin LLP, a law firm dedicated to criminal defense. Brian specializes in post-conviction representation. He has argued appeals in numerous courts, including the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Additionally, he has been counsel representing clients at trials, including murder trials. Brian is Past President of the Rochester Chapter of American Inns of Court and a former Trustee of the Monroe County Bar Association. He has twice served as Chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the Monroe County Bar Association. Brian is the co-author of...
Michael Ranzenhofer
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(585) 377-5504 70 Linden Oaks
3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
State University of New York - Buffalo
My name is Mike Ranzenhofer. I assist residents of the Buffalo and WNY area with their legal needs in three specific practice areas. They are: * Injury Law * Divorce and Family Law * DWI and other Crimes I am one of the managing partners of Friedman & Ranzenhofer. Our firm has been helping Buffalo and WNY area folks since the late 1950's so it's likely we've helped a family member or friend in the past. In fact, we're told numerous times weekly just that. Area residents come to us for help for...
William Jeffrey Shramek
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(585) 752-7523 250 Mill Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy and DWI
Cleveland State University
I am a criminal defense, DWI, and traffic law attorney with offices in the historic High Falls area of Rochester, New York. My practice is primarily in Monroe County, but I also handle cases in the surrounding counties of Livingston, Genesee, Wayne, Ontario and others. My traffic law practice takes me to Stafford, NY and Tyre, NY. I defend individuals accused of felony and misdemeanor crimes and less serious violations. These crimes include: Assault DWI Aggravated DWI DWAI (violation) Driving under the influence of drugs Grand Larceny Petit Larceny Armed robbery Possession of controlled substances (drugs) Narcotics sale Criminal trespass Criminal possession of stolen property Criminal possession of a weapon Driving...
Kristine Demo-vazquez
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(585) 427-0675 2024 W. Henrietta Road
Suite 3D
Rochester, NY 14623
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
Steven Sessler
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Livingston County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(585) 243-1340 131 Main Street
P.O. Box 313
Geneseo, NY 14454
Criminal, Agricultural, Business and Estate Planning
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Confidential, Competent, Legal Representation
Nicole Lynn Black
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(585) 210-0815 100 Allens Creek Rd
Rochester, NY 14618
Criminal, Business, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Albany Law School
Raymond Paul Sciarrino
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Steuben County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(585) 728-2110 31 N. Main Street
Wayland, NY 14572
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Cornell Law School
Paul Vincent Ciminelli
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(585) 235-0980 421 Penbrooke Drive
Suite 2
Penfield, NY 14526-2045
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Rutgers University - Camden
Gilberto Ricardo Perez
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Monroe County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(585) 325-4732 30 W Broad St
Suite 203
Rochester, NY 14614
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
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Ontario County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc.
(585) 232-3051
Rochester, NY


Prisoners' Legal Services of New York
Ithaca, NY

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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.