The loss of freedom represents the harshest consequence of criminal conviction. But the New York criminal justice system provides convicted offenders with two possible opportunities to regain their freedom:
James L. Riotto is an experienced Rochester, NY parole and probation lawyer whose history as a state trooper and an officer with the New York State Department of Corrections equips him with unique skills that can help clients obtain a second chance at freedom.
James Riotto can help certain convicted individuals by convincing the courts to delay potentially severe sentences and provide a second chance through probation. But the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services imposes a detailed probation process — and severe consequences for convicted individuals who fail to comply. In many cases of technical violations, probation attorneys can intervene by providing probation officers with reasonable explanations to stop investigations and permit clients to retain their freedom.
To protect public safety, the Sentencing Reform Act of 1998 (often called Jenna’s Law) prevents violent felony offenders in New York State from obtaining prison release through parole. However, the Division of Parole operates on the principle that a well-supervised parole process helps protect the public by controlling reintroduction of convicts back into the community. The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision provide an informative list of Frequently Asked Questions about how parole works within the state. When you experience difficulties during parole, probation lawyer James L. Riotto in Rochester can often help clear up issues and prevent a return to prison.
Whether probation affords you a chance to avoid prison or parole is your opportunity to get a fresh start in life after serving prison time, many issues can arise that unfairly rob you of your freedom. The Law Office of James L. Riotto is a Rochester criminal defense law firm that supports clients even after sentencing. As a former state trooper with experience in both prosecution and defense, Mr. Riotto works effectively with law enforcement to help clear up misunderstandings and present compelling arguments for your continued freedom. 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.
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.
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…
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…