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Man arrested on drug charges, DWI and more after traffic stop

For people in Rochester and throughout Upstate New York, a simple traffic stop because of an equipment issue or due to a minor violation can lead to major criminal charges if there are other issues at hand. For example, if the person is alleged to have drugs in the vehicle and is under the influence, the minor investigation can blossom into a litany of allegations including drunk driving charges, drug charges and more. Since a conviction on these charges can have a long-term impact on a person’s life, a legal defense can make all the difference in a case and should not be ignored.

A 21-year-old man who was stopped for what initially appeared to be a traffic violation was arrested on multiple charges related to drugs and DWI. After the stop, law enforcement searched the vehicle. During that search, there were numerous drugs found including marijuana, Xanax, cocaine, and “magic” mushrooms. The man was also alleged to be operating the vehicle with his ability impaired. Since he had a 16-year-old female in the vehicle with him, he is also facing charges for unlawful dealing with a child. The man stated he was heading for a party. He now must deal with the charges ranging from fourth, fifth and seventh degree drug possession and DWI-drugs.

With any single drug charge, the penalties can be significant and problematic if there is a conviction. Whether are multiple offenses, it can lead to major short and long-term issues including fines, jail and a blot on the person’s record for an extended period. Combine that with DWI and the accompanying penalties for that including a driver’s license suspension, fines and more, it is imperative to have legal advice to craft a defense. Examining the circumstances of the traffic stop is one step that should be taken as there could have been no justifiable reason for the stop and search to begin with, rendering all the evidence inadmissible. The person could be given the chance to have a plea bargain or receive a reduced sentence. Understanding these alternatives and strategies is critical to a defense.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on numerous charges related to drugs. As the case commences, he might be worried and frightened as to what the future holds. To assuage some of that fear and put the pieces in place to defend against these allegations, calling a law firm that specializes in criminal defense is one of the key decisions he needs to make. Getting legal help is the crucial and should not be ignored.

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James L. Riotto
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James L. Riotto is an accomplished criminal defense attorney serving clients in New York. With an extensive background in law enforcement and criminal prosecution, his approach to each case is unique and informed by years of experience with the New York criminal justice system. As a graduate from Albany Law School and before going on to start his own practice, James worked at the Albany County District Attorney's Office, where he helped prosecute many DWI offenses. His inside knowledge of the tactics used to gain convictions provides him with a particular advantage when defending against DUI and other criminal charges.

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About Attorney Adam Staier has spent the last seven years practicing criminal defense law throughout upstate New York and the Capital Region. He began his legal career through internships in civil law, indigent legal representation and federal energy law regulation. Finding a passion in criminal law, Mr. Staier held internships handling both prosecution and defense…

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