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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Rochester NY

When you have been charged with a serious crime, it is not unusual to feel terrified. Especially if you feel you are being wrongly accused, you are likely frustrated and don’t know what to do next. When your freedom is at stake and you are facing significant financial penalties, selecting the right attorney to handle your criminal case may be the most important decision you ever make. You have come to the right place.

The criminal defense lawyers at LaDuca Law Firm have more than 30 years of combined experience representing clients at every level of the NY State Court System. Our trial experience includes hundreds of criminal trials, ranging from A1 felonies to criminal violations and misdemeanors in Buffalo, Rochester, Canandaigua, Livingston and throughout Upstate New York. We have also successfully defended countless clients against traffic violations and driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges.

Additionally, our legal team includes a former prosecutor; as a result, we have unique insight into how the New York criminal justice system works. Contact our Rochester, NY office today for a free, confidential consultation about your charges.

Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys Help with Criminal Charges in Monroe and Wayne Counties and throughout Upstate NY

Reputation and experience matters when it comes to criminal defense law. Opposing prosecutors know that LaDuca lawyers are tenacious in the courtroom, whether it is town and village courts or the New York Court of Appeals. We are also well-known and respected for leaving no stone unturned as we build your criminal defense; we utilize the services of investigators who will examine your case and scrutinize the prosecution’s evidence. Additionally, our trial team includes a former NY prosecutor, which means we know how to identify flaws in the procedures used to collect evidence in your case; one mistake by the police, prosecution or lab and we may be able to get the evidence thrown out in court.

LaDuca Law Firm handles a wide spectrum of criminal matters. This gives us an edge when we represent you because we understand all of the different areas of NY law. We have successfully defended countless clients against felony and misdemeanor charges, including:

Gun Crimes: A gun crime conviction in New York carries a mandatory minimum term of incarceration.

Drug Crimes: Drug offenses are among the most heavily prosecuted crimes in New York. Whether you have been charged with a minor drug crime like unlawful possession of marijuana or a more serious crime like distribution of a controlled dangerous substance such as heroin or cocaine, you need to have an experienced lawyer on your side.

Violent Crimes: Since violent crimes often involve multiple criminal offenses, such as armed robbery and criminal possession of a firearm, the penalties can be severe.

Assault: The assault laws in New York are broad and cover a wide range of conduct. For instance, the use of a deadly weapon during an assault could lead to felony charges and serious prison time.

Domestic Violence: NY prosecutors don’t take any chances when it comes to domestic violence complaints. If the police are called to your residence to investigate a report of a domestic dispute, you need to be fully prepared for the worst possible consequences, which may include a restraining order and criminal charges.

Theft Offenses: Theft and fraud offenses such as grand larceny, petit larceny and forgery carry significant penalties in New York.

White Collar Crimes: Although crimes like embezzlement and money laundering are considered non-violent offenses, public outcry about financial crimes has led NY prosecutors to seek maximum penalties in white collar crime cases. LaDuca Law Firm attorneys will protect your rights and reputation.

Sex Crimes: Whether you have been accused of rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse or sexual misconduct, you could be looking at severe penalties that include prison time and sex offender registration requirements (Megan’s Law) after your release from prison.
Regardless of the exact charges in your case, an experienced attorney can make all the difference for you.

The legal team at LaDuca Law Firm places a priority on criminal cases because we understand how damaging a criminal conviction can be to a person’s future. Although we are skilled negotiators who know how to successfully negotiate a plea bargain, we always prepare our criminal cases for trial.

Discuss Your Criminal Case with an Experienced Rochester, NY Criminal Defense Attorney

The skilled criminal defense attorneys at LaDuca Law Firm will fight to preserve your freedom and secure the best possible outcome to your criminal case. Sometimes the best defense against criminal charges is a good offense. Whether you have been charged with a serious felony or a misdemeanor, it is important for you to act quickly and secure the services of an aggressive attorney who will act decisively on your behalf.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Buffalo, Penfield, Perinton, Genesee or anywhere else in New York, we can help you. Call us now to schedule a free consultation at our Rochester, NY office.

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    LaDuca Law Firm
    125 State Street
    Rochester, NY 14614

    Phone: 585.454.1000

    Fax: 585.327.5050

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