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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



7/2/18 People v. MR

Rochester City Court – DWI DISMISSED


Traffic Violations

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


CPL 440/Coram Nobis (Vacating Convictions)

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

Commercial Driver

8/6/19 People v. JO

Bath Town Court – CDL traffic tickets 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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Adam Staier
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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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