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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 alcohol-related.  In this event, a motorist can retain our office to remove or reduce points on their license in order to have their driving privileges restored. 

 

Attorney James Riotto understands how much simpler it can seem to plead to certain traffic offenses instead of taking a break from a hectic schedule to fight these violations.  However, these guilty pleas can be detrimental to your driving privileges in the future.  The Law Office of James L. Riotto II can help you vacate old traffic convictions without putting your life on hold.

 

This process involves our office making a motion to the Court to reopen your case.  If granted, your conviction will be considered “vacated.”  Essentially, the ticket will be restored to the position it was at before you pled guilty and Attorney James Riotto will use his effective legal strategies to defend the charge as thoroughly as he would any other traffic violation.  He has extensive knowledge of traffic violations and the skills necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

 

 

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James L. Riotto
Criminal Defense Lawyer

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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Adam D. Staier
Of Counsel

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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William M. Swift
Associate Attorney

About William M. Swift is an associate attorney at the Law Office of James L. Riotto and brings 20 years of experience to our clients. His practice focuses on personal injury cases and criminal matters. He has successfully represented individuals in felony, misdemeanor cases. Additionally, he has extensive knowledge in DMV administrative proceedings involving suspensions…

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