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3/22/21 – People v. JF

Rochester City Court – Falsely Reporting an Incident – Dismissed

3/18/21 – People v. PF

Monroe County Court – Criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd – Dismissed

2/25/21 – People v. SJ

Rochester City Court – Strangulation, Menacing and Criminal Mischief – Dismissed

9/14/20 – People v. PF

Rochester City Court – Harassment – Dismissed

8/31/20 – People v. SF

Rochester City Court – Possession of Marijuana – Dismissed

8/13/20 – People v PF

Rochester City Court – Harassment – Dismissed

8/13/20 – People v.BB

Victor Town Court – Criminal Possession of Marijuana – Dismissed

7/9/20 – People v. RC

Gates Town Court – Sexual Abuse – Dismissed

3/20/20 – People v. JY

Perinton Town Court – Assault in the Second Degree – Charges Dismissed

3/4/20 – People v. AR

Rochester City Court – Harassment – Dismissed

2/14/20 – People v. AW

Monroe County Court – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance – Charges Dismissed

10/20/19 – People v GD

Rochester City Court – Assault 3rd and Unlawful Imprisonment – DISMISSED

3/20/19 People v. LO

Monroe County – Assault second and Criminal Possession of a Weapon –  DISMISSED

8/18/17 – People v. DP

Irondequoit Town Court – Harassment DISMISSED

3/28/17 – People v. KH

Rochester City Court – Harassment DISMISSED

4/25/16 – People v. TN

Monroe County Court – Criminal Possession of a Weapon – NOT GUILTY

6/18/14 – People v. TN

Ontario County Court – Criminal Sale of Controlled substance – NOT GUILTY

 

DWAI

6/15/20 People v. TW

Rochester City Court – DWAI Drugs Dismissed

 

DWI

9/16/20 People v. TD

Gates Town Court – DWI DISMISSED

7/2/18 People v. MR

Rochester City Court – DWI DISMISSED

 

Traffic Violations

4/26/21 – People v. ST

Windsor Town Court – Speeding – Dismissed

4/26/21 – People v. GP

Cortlandville Town Court – Speeding/Unlicensed Operator – Dismissed

4/23/21 – People v. RG

Marathon Town Court – Speeding – Dismissed

4/21/21 – People v. MM

Cortlandville Town Court – Speeding – Dismissed

4/12/21 – People v. MK

Westmoreland Town Court – Speeding – Dismissed

4/2/11 – People v. CA

Florida Town Court – Fail to Move Over – Dismissed

3/5/21 – People v. TJ

Lawrence Town Court – Unsafe Start – Dismissed

3/1/21 – People v. BF

Huron Town Court – Speeding ticket – Dismissed

2/26/21 – People v. IP

Chittenango Village Court – Agg Unlic Operation (misd), Speeding and no turn signal – Dismissed

2/24/21 – People v. DV

Gates Town Court – Window Tint/Obstructed Driver’s View/Un-Registered Vehicle – Dismissed

2/16/21 – People v. LV

Utica City Court – Cell Phone Ticket Dismissed

2/9/21 – People v. CA

Worcester Town Court – Speeding Ticket Dismissed

2/4/21 – People v. RJ

Brighton Town Court – Cell Phone Ticket Dismissed

2/1/21 – People v. JN

Greece Town Court – Speeding Ticket Dismissed

12/30/20 – People v RC

Victor Town Court – Unlicensed Oper and Equipment violation Dismissed

12/23/20 – People v. JR

Potsdam Town Court – Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and Speeding Dismissed

10/30/20 – People v. TB

LeRoy Town Court – Speeding Ticket Dismissed

10/26/20 – People v. AS

Avoca Town Court – Speeding ticket dismissed

10/22/20 – People v. MT

Corning Town Court – Driving too slow – Dismissed

10/22/20 – People v. TB

Deerfield Town Court – Speeding Ticket Dismissed

10/7/20 – People v. FX

Campbell Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

9/28/20 – People v. CH

Torrey Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

9/14/20 – People v. TV

Webster Town Court – Unregistered MV, Un-inspected MV Dismissed

9/4/20 – People v DD

Greece Town Court – Seatbelt Ticket Dismissed

9/4/20 – People v BW

Campbell Town Court – Speeding Ticket Dismissed

9/3/20 – People v. PG

Kirkwood Town Court – Speeding Ticket Dismissed

9/3/20 – People v. ID

Mt. Morris Village Court – Speeding Ticket Dismissed

8/31/20 – People v. JR

Covington Town Court – Speeding Ticket Dismissed

8/31/20 – People v KS

Angelica Town Court – Speeding Ticket Dismissed

8/24/20 People v. YH

Diana Town Court – CDL Ticket dismissed

8/13/20 – People v MC

Gates Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

8/11/20 – People v IS

Ontario Town Court – Improper Passing Ticket – Dismissed

8/8/20 – People v TP

Cohocton Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

8/3/20 – People v SL

Angelica Town Court – Uninspected MV and Unlicensed Operator – Dismissed

7/8/20 – People v. JV

Rome City Court – Speeding Dismissed

7/8/20 – People v. AF

Verona Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

6/29/20 – People v. HK

Windsor Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

6/24/20 – People v. HG

Campbell Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

6/23/20 – People v. JH

Avoca Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

6/23/20 – People v. CC

Elbridge Town Court – Agg Unlicensed Operation (misd)

6/19/20 – People v. SF

Bath Town Court – Fail to Yield Right of Way – Dismissed

6/19/20 – People v. TP

Cohocton Town Court – Speeding – Dismissed

6/19/20 – People v. JH

Lindley Town Court – Speeding – Dismissed

6/18/20 – People v. RB

Lindley Town Court – Speeding – Dismissed

6/18/20 – People v. JH

Avoca Town Court – Speeding – Dismissed

6/18/20 – People v. AS

Bath Town Court – Fail to Stop/Stop Sign – Dismissed

6/17/20 – People v. HG

Campbell Town Court – Speeding – Dismissed

3/19/20 – People v. DS

Geneseo Town Court – Improper Signal/Driving Left of Markings – Dismissed

3/5/20 – People v. DS

Cayuga Heights Village Court – Speeding Dismissed

3/2/20 – People v. HN

Greece Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

2/25/20 – People v. SP

Wayland Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

2/13/20 – People v. HS

Deerfield Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

1/27/20 – People v. EP

Nichols Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

1/15/20 – People v. GF

West Sparta Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

1/8/20 – People v. DL

Vernon Town Court – Speeding

1/8/20 – People v. DM

Otego Town Court – Speeding Dismissed

1/8/20 – Peopl v. LC

Cairo Town Court – Fail to Move Over for Emergency Vehicle

11/25/19 People v. DS

Croton-on-Hudson – Speeding Dismissed

10/16/19 People v. RB

Liberty Town Court – Speeding DISMISSED

8/10/19 People v. RS

Farmington Town Court – Several traffic matters DISMISSED

11/23/18 People v. DM

Village of Warsaw – Speeding charges DISMISSED

11/21/18 People v. MS

North Dansville Town court – Fail to Move Over – DISMISSED

10/10/18 People v KU

Warsaw Village Court – Speeding DISMISSED

7/2/18 People v JL

Moreau Town Court – Speeding DISMISSED

4/16/18 People v. BS

Triangle Town Court – Speeding DISMISSED

2/21/18 People v RH

Colonie Town Court – Traffic Matter DISMISSED

2/14/18 People v MV

Cortlandville Town Court – Speeding DISMISSED

11/16/17 People v. AG

Ghent Town Court Cell Phone DISMISSED

10/18/17 People v. GG

Earlville Village Court – Speeding and Unlicensed DISMISSED

8/31/17 People v. AV

Little Falls Town Court – Speeding and Fail to Signal DISMISSED

8/14/17 People v. CJ

Trenton Town Court – Speeding DISMISSED

8/3/17 People v. WM

Warsaw Village Court – Speeding DISMISSED

7/26/17 People v ML

Wayland Town Court – Fail to Move Over – DISMISSED

 

DMV Refusal Hearings

1/25/21 – DMV DWI Refusal Hearing

Case won license restored – People v. SS

 

CPL 440/Coram Nobis (Vacating Convictions)

4/30/21 – Henrietta Town Court

Early Termination of Probation Granted

2/4/21 – Pittsford Town Court

Speeding Ticket Vacated – People v. TS

1/26/21 – Brighton Town Court

Cell phone Ticket Dismissed – People v. EH

1/13/21 – Henrietta Town Court

Disobey Traffic Control Device Vacated – People v. MD

10/19/20 – Mount Kisco Justice Court

Cell Phone Ticket – People v. AT

10/15/20 – Windsor Town Court

Speeding Ticket Vacated/dismissed – People v. XL

9/13/20 – Hamburg Town Court

Operating without Insurance Vacated/Dismissed – People v. TF

9/15/20 – Lafayette Town Court

Speeding Ticket Vacated/dismissed – People v. LG

9/15/20 – Lafayette Town Court

Speeding ticket conviction reversed and dismissed – People v. RA

8/20/20 – Chenango Town Court

Speeding ticket conviction reversed and dismissed – People v. RA

8/13/20 – Windsor Town Court

Speeding Ticket Vacated – People v. XL

2/1/20 – People v. BF

Otsego Town Court – DWI Conviction reversed and vacated

1/14/20 – People v. KL

Allegany County Court – Speeding

1/10/20 – People v. JC

Victor Town Court – Speeding Ticket vacated

12/19/19 – People v. EG – T/Angelica

Denial of 440 Appeal reversed – Speeding tickets vacated

12/15/19 – People v. JB

Ulster Town Court – Speeding Vacated

12/10/19 – People v. WD

Geneva City Court – Speeding Vacated

 

Criminal Record Sealing

Criminal Record Sealed – Ontario County Court 9/30/19

 

Commercial Driver

8/6/19 People v. JO

Bath Town Court – CDL traffic tickets DISMISSED

 

Pistol Permits

2/17/21 – Monroe County Court

In re TB – Pistol Permit Restored – Suspension lifted

4/23/19 – Livingston County Court

In re MJ – Pistol Permit Denial reversed

4/17/15 – Monroe County Court

In re SP – Pistol Permit Denial reversed

 

Sex Offender Registration Modifications

5/3/19 – Genesee County Court

SORA level reduced to 1

2/25/20 – Monroe County Court

SORA Level reduced to 1

 

Appeals

4/27/21 – Speeding Conviction Reversed and Dismissed

Chemung County Court – Speeding

6/8/20 Conviction Reversed – US v. Jeremy Thompson

Federal Court – Second Circuit Court of Appeals

10/25/19 People v. DP

Ontario County Court – Speeding Conviction Reversed and Dismissed

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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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