Search Site
Menu
Recent Blog Posts
1 - 8 of 8
Page 1 of 1

Criminal Law Newsletter: December 2014: Traffic Violations Bureau

The Traffic Violations Bureau (“TVB”) is a branch of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) which handles various traffic violations committed within certain areas including the City of Rochester.  Motorists receiving a ticket returnable to the TVB may find the process daunting and beyond comprehension.  Unlike a traffic citation returnable to a Read More

Read More

Suspended and Revoked Licenses

Suspended and Revoked Licenses In New York State, a motorist’s driver’s license may be suspended if they accumulate 11 or more points within an 18 month period.  Additionally, under new legislation, the DMV can now suspend a driver’s license for convictions dating back beyond the 18-month period if two or more of these convictions were Read More

Read More

Name Laws

Eponymous Legal Statutes In New York, several statutes are named after people. Generally, these laws are enacted in response to the attention and controversy garnered by violent crimes or new advances in technology. It can be difficult to keep all of these laws in order. Here is a list to help remember these criminal laws Read More

Read More

Moving Violations

At the Law Office of James Riotto we handle hundreds of traffic infractions each year. Many people are initially uncertain whether or not they need an attorney after receiving a traffic ticket. If you are charged with a moving violation, retaining an attorney may ultimately save you money, time and valuable points on your license. Read More

Read More

Tinted Windows

New York Laws On Tinted Windows Some drivers are ticketed for violations because they are not aware of the rules surrounding aftermarket modifications to their vehicles.  One of the most common modifications resulting in tickets involves window tinting.  There exists some uncertainty about the rules in New York and this article will shed some light Read More

Read More

Unlicensed Operation

New York Laws On Driving Privileges Under New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law (“VTL”) § 509(1), it is a violation for any person to operate a motor vehicle upon a public highway unless they are duly licensed. VTL § 509(1). In order for a person to be duly licensed, they need to obtain their license Read More

Read More

New York State Required DNA Sampling

Effective October 1, 2012 any person convicted of certain misdemeanors and all felonies in New York will be required to provide a sample of their DNA. New York is the first state to require DNA samples based on convictions under these guidelines. DNA sampling will be required by any person who is found guilty of Read More

Read More

Driving While Using A Cell Phone

Earlier this year a section of New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law (“VTL”) was amended to permit a police officer to stop a motorist for operating a vehicle while using any portable electronic devices. The VTL defines portable electronic devices as a personal digital assistant (PDA), cell phone, two-way messaging device, electronic game or portable Read More

Read More
1 - 8 of 8
Page 1 of 1
Meet Our Attorneys
  • What to do if pulled over for a DUI


    The ways to effectively handle DWI traffic stops

    Experienced drunk driving defense attorneys in Rochester know the best methods for defending their clients. But your handling of a police stop can make a difference to your defense. The following tips can help...
    READ MORE
Client Reviews
  • "All of my contact was handled very promptly and professionally. They were very knowledgeable and made me feel like my case was as important to them as it was to me."

  • "I highly recommend the Law Office of James L. Riotto. The entire staff is professional, knowledgeable and always willing to help. Mr. Riotto’s legal prowess coupled with his background in law enforcement give him the ability to be empathetic to his client’s circumstances while relentlessly striving for the best possible outcome."

  • "Everyone I’ve talked to in this office has always been kind and very helpful. I’ve used them a couple of times now and am very happy with the outcomes and how well they’ve communicated with me."

  • "I would like to say what an amazing job your office did for me. Your team really saved me and helped me save costs. I want to give a shout out to an amazing person who worked tirelessly for me.. Chelsea Gardner!! She is awesome. James, I tell everyone I know to call you and your team. True professionals and they do what they say!!"

  • "Mr. Riotto was very responsive to us on our initial call as throughout the legal process. It was very clear how he was approaching the case and what the outcome may be. It can be unsettling hiring an attorney we did not know. He very quickly put our minds to rest."

Featured Article
  • The Top Criminal Defense Lawyers in Rochester.

    Handpicked Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Rochester, New York. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

    VIEW ARTICLE
Reviews and Ratings
  • google
    5.0/5.0

    This is a top notch, professional law firm. The anxiety you are feeling about your situation will greatly diminish with your first point of contact. I chatted with an associate online at 9:30 in the evening and get a call the next day with answers ab...

    Read more

    Catherine DiMarco

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Mr. Riotto recently handled a speeding ticket for me and I couldn't be happier with the results and service. His rates are reasonable and affordable. He and his staff were great about getting back to me quickly whenever I had any questions and they w...

    Read more

    Mike Hir

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I had an amazing experience with The Law Office of James L. Riotto. They were able to get all the charges dismissed for my case! No fines, no court costs and no points on my license! The office accommodated my busy schedule and worked with me over th...

    Read more

    Katie McDermott

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I called the offices of James L. Riotto because I needed help with a traffic ticket. Not only was his office professional, but they were diligent and and polite. They answered all my questions and were able to help me out. I could not be happier w...

    Read more

    Luis Pichardo

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Everyone I've talked to in this office has always been kind and very helpful. I've used them a couple of times now and am very happy with the outcomes and how well they've communicated with me.

    Read more

    Melissa phillips

See all reviews
Contact us

Quick Contact Form