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Rochester Repeat Offender DWI Defense Lawyer

Experienced legal support from a driver’s license suspension attorney

Even a first conviction for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) results in harsh penalties, including the loss of driving privileges. But sentences increase significantly with each repeat conviction. When you call the Law Office of James L. Riotto, you gain the support of a DWI lawyer with experience in both prosecution and defense to help ensure you obtain the best possible results for your case.

As a former state trooper, Rochester criminal attorney James L. Riotto has seen the effects of drunk driving. Anyone who considers getting behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs should review the NY State Department of Motor Vehicles online brochure, You And The Drinking Driving Laws to learn why the state sees the need to impose strict penalties. But Mr. Riotto also understands that individuals charged with repeat offenses may receive unfair treatment during traffic stops and arrests. The Law Office of James L. Riotto fights to protect the rights of all defendants and obtain the best possible outcome for every legal case.

The penalties for repeat convictions make a serious legal defense vital

Adult drivers with Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) under the legal limit of .08 may face only traffic infraction charges for first and second offenses, but penalties include significant fines, possible jail sentences and 90-day license suspension for first offenses, increased to revocation of at least six months for second offenses. Attorney James Riotto can often get these charges reduced or even dismissed to protect your record and your driving privileges.

Once the BAC of an adult driver reaches .08 or higher, repeat offenses become felony crimes under New York law. In the best cases, available penalties for second DWI convictions include at least $1,000 in fines, up to four years in jail and at least a six-month revocation of driving privileges. In the most extreme cases, third convictions for aggravated DWI result in fines of at least $2,000, up to seven years in jail and license revocation for at least 18 months. As an experienced criminal attorney, James Riotto is dedicated to protecting your rights and your freedom.

Your legal case begins during the traffic stop

Unfortunately, defense attorney James Riotto cannot represent you from the moment police stop you on suspicion of DWI. So be careful about what you say and contact us as soon as you can.

Seek immediate support from an experienced DWI arrest lawyer in Rochester

You need an experienced DWI lawyer in Rochester to effectively help protect your rights and driving record. As a former state trooper, James L. Riotto understands how the criminal process works. If you face DWI charges in Rochester or within the surrounding counties, the Law Office of James L. Riotto works with you to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. The Law Office of James L. Riotto 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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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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