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Rochester Criminal Defense Law Firm

Criminal law attorney serving Monroe County, Orleans County, Livingston County, Wayne County and Genesee County

Even innocent individuals who have been arrested may face aggressive treatment by police working to obtain evidence to build their case. As a former state trooper, criminal law lawyer James L. Riotto has a unique perspective on handling police and prosecuting attorneys. His record of proven results demonstrates that he knows how to protect your rights throughout the legal process.

Criminal defense law firm protecting the rights of their clients

The moment you are arrested, rigorous questioning by law enforcement begins. It continues with a complex legal process determined by the 7th Judicial District City Courts. Your Miranda rights permit you to remain silent and call an attorney. If you face felony or misdemeanor charges, make sure you expressly say that you want police to stop all questioning and that you want to call an attorney to represent you. Then call criminal defense attorney James L. Riotto to protect your rights throughout the criminal process.

The firm defends individuals facing state and federal criminal charges, including the following:

  • DWI/DUI: These are far more serious charges than simple traffic violations. As a DWI lawyer James L. Riotto has the experience needed to protect your rights and build a defense that makes sense for your unique situation.
  • Drug crimes: Even misdemeanor drug crime convictions result in serious consequences. Take advantage of your right to call criminal law attorneys. If you face charges, Mr. Riotto can provide the personalized support you need.
  • Juvenile crimes: Under New York law, minors charged with criminal acts must have legal representation. When your children face one of the toughest juvenile justice systems in the United States, they need an attorney with experience protecting youthful offenders and helping them obtain a second chance for a successful future.
  • Traffic violations: Every point added to your driving record brings you one step closer to the suspension or revocation of your driving privileges. Skilled representation by criminal law lawyers can help people in Rochester and surrounding counties protect their records through reduction or elimination of traffic violation charges.
  • Parole and probation: Although parole and probation are distinct processes, they have many factors in common, such as the likelihood of incarceration if an offender fails to follow the rules. Lawyer James L. Riotto represents offenders who break the terms of parole or probation, and he can often help convicted offenders get a second chance with probation.

Seek immediate support from an experienced Rochester criminal defense lawyer

If you or a loved one faces criminal charges in Rochester or the surrounding counties, the Law Office of James L. Riotto works with you to provide the best possible outcome. As a former state trooper with experience in both prosecution and defense, Mr. Riotto offers a unique perspective on every case. He provides personalized support, keeping you informed throughout the legal process and promptly answering all questions. Call us at 866-772-2122 or contact us online.

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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."

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    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...

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    Catherine DiMarco

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    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...

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    Mike Hir

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    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...

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    Katie McDermott

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    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...

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    Luis Pichardo

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    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.

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    Melissa phillips

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