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Rochester Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer

Accomplished attorney representing individuals accused of sexual assault in the Rochester area

New York lists more than 20 variants of sex offenses in Penal Code Article 130, and someone accused of this serious crime needs expert advice in understanding the various elements and defenses. Attorney James L. Riotto not only has experience defending these matters successfully, but also understands the investigation of these crimes from his police and prosecutorial background.

Unlike other crimes, sexual offense cases often center not on whether the alleged conduct occurred, but whether it was consensual. This requires a detailed understanding of investigative techniques and witness analysis. Whether accused of rape, sexual abuse, or criminal sexual act, someone accused of a sexual crime needs a lawyer like Mr. Riotto who succeeds both in the courtroom and during the vital discovery process.

Mr. Riotto will work diligently to deliver strongest defense possible. He knows that an unjust conviction might not only require prison time, but inclusion on the New York State Sex Offender Registry, which requires community notification. This can affect someone’s job and home not only in the Rochester area, but throughout the country permanently. We represent clients at hearings under the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), arguing for reduction of classification and lower levels of notification.

Contact an attorney in Rochester with extensive experience in criminal matters

The Law Office of James L. Riotto fights to protect clients in New York, with a focus on the city of Rochester and the counties of Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Orleans, Genesee and Livingston. Call Riotto Law Office at 866.772.2122 or contact us online to schedule and learn how we can help.

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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 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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