Criminal Defense


When you receive a criminal charge, you face a complex and difficult matter. After all, a criminal case goes beyond a simple verdict of guilty or not guilty. It can carry far reaching collateral or civil consequences. If you've been accused of a crime, you need a defense attorney in Rochester, NY who makes sure your rights are protected.
Along with family law and bankruptcy, Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney & Counselor at Law, also has active criminal defense practice and has defended thousands of clients for common Penal Law offenses such as theft, assault, sex crimes, and robbery. Each case must be fully evaluated on its merits. The layman must remember that there are numerous issues in a criminal case beyond simple guilt or innocence. It is the defense attorney's duty to make sure that police have followed all proper procedures, both from a Constitutional and evidentiary standpoint, and to require the prosecution to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. If conviction occurs, then it is the defense attorney's duty to mitigate or eliminate punishment to the best of his/her ability. Therefore, as with all criminal cases, a

complete review of the circumstances is necessary.

If you've been accused of a crime, meet with Mr. Corletta for a thorough defense.

Mr. Corletta continues to stay abreast of developments in criminal law at both the State and Federal levels in order to more properly assist his clients. Mr. Corletta also, in this rapidly changing post-9/11 world, continues to stay abreast of the collateral consequences of criminal conduct, as it affects a wide array of areas including pistol permits, professional and business licensing, and immigration.
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Clients should be aware that Mr. Corletta personally handles all aspects of every case; no case is handed off to an associate or colleague. If you are arrested or charged with a crime, or suspected of a crime, you should not speak to anyone (most particularly, the police or any governmental authorities) without speaking to an attorney first. If you are in the Rochester area, please call us for an appointment if you find yourself in that position.


When you meet with Mr. Corletta, he will discuss your case with you in detail. He will then gather evidence and contact witnesses prior to representing you in court.

His job as a criminal defense attorney is not to prove your innocence, because the government always bears the burden of proof. Instead, he makes sure that the police have followed all proper procedures and that the prosecution can prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. He works to reveal evidence that could reduce or eliminate the charge, or mitigate punishment.

Remember, if you face criminal charges, do not talk to police or government authorities without first consulting with a lawyer experienced in criminal defense in Rochester, NY.

Call Mr. Corletta for a consultation right away at
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