Top Norwich Criminal Defense Attorneys Near You

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Law Office of James L. Riotto

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY

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585-382-6229

Former State Trooper Representing All of NYS Clients with Their Criminal Law Needs. Recipient of The 2016 Super Lawyers Award. Call Today. We Are Here to Help!

The Law Office of James L. Riotto delivers aggressive, high-quality defense representation at an affordable price. The firm’s principal, James Riotto, draws on his broad experience as a federal and state corrections officer, New York State Trooper, prosecuting attorney and criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and work towards a favorable resolution of the …

  • Law Offices of James D. Ward

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Law Offices of James D. Ward represents clients in Criminal Defense cases in the Norwich, New York area.

  • Joseph G. Pelych

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Need help with Criminal Defense Law in New York? Joseph G. Pelych helps clients in the Norwich area.

  • Cannavino Thomas F

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    In the Norwich, New York area, Cannavino Thomas F can help you resolve your Criminal Defense issues.

  • Sullivan Michael J

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    When you need legal representation for your Criminal Defense, connect with Sullivan Michael J in Norwich, New York.

  • Shaw & Murphy, PLLC

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Shaw & Murphy, PLLC helps clients in the Norwich area with their New York Criminal Defense needs.

  • Ermeti Joseph

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    When you need Criminal Defense help in Norwich, contact Ermeti Joseph, an established New York law firm.

  • Townsend Mari Attorney

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Townsend Mari Attorney has years of experience helping clients with their Criminal Defense needs in Norwich, New York.

  • Frederick J. Meagher, Jr.

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Getting legal representation for your Criminal Defense issue is easier than you think. Let Frederick J. Meagher, Jr. in Norwich, New York help you today.

  • Blechman Jon S

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Those confronted with Criminal Defense issues can connect with Blechman Jon S. This practice offers legal help to clients in the Norwich, New York area.

  • Welch Zink Attorneys

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Representing clients with Criminal Defense issues in New York, Welch Zink Attorneys, a reputable law firm based in Norwich.

  • Law Office of Lauren S Cohen

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Law Office of Lauren S Cohen is experienced handling Criminal Defense cases in the Norwich area.

  • O'Connor Beth

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Representing people in Norwich, New York with their Criminal Defense issues.

  • Neroni Frederick

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    For legal issues concerning Criminal Defense, let Neroni Frederick, a local practice in Norwich, New York, help you find a solution.

  • Salton Peter D Attny

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Practical Criminal Defense legal help. Representing Norwich, New York clients.

  • Law Offices of Remy R Perot

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Law Offices of Remy R Perot helps clients in the Norwich area handle cases involving Criminal Defense Law.

  • Ronald J. Lanouette Jr.

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Ronald J. Lanouette Jr. can help you find legal solutions for your Criminal Defense issue. The practice serves the Norwich, New York area.

  • Kelsen Mardis F

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    If you need Criminal Defense help in New York, contact Kelsen Mardis F, a local practice in Norwich, for legal representation.

  • Abelson Law Office

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Those seeking legal help with Criminal Defense can reach out to Abelson Law Office, a local practice representing people in Norwich, New York.

  • Roueche Lori Ann

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Let the practice of Roueche Lori Ann in Norwich, New York be your Criminal Defense advocate.

  • Campanella Ottavio

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Norwich, NY
    Those seeking legal help with Criminal Defense can reach out to Campanella Ottavio, a local practice representing people in Norwich, New York.

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Norwich Criminal Defense Information

Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, a Norwich criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

Lead Counsel's objective process independently verifies attorney records, conferring with state bars across the country and conducting annual reviews to confirm that the attorney practices in the legal categories as indicated, possesses a valid bar license, and is eligible to practice in the specific jurisdiction.