When you need an experienced criminal defense and family law attorney, turn to Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney & Counselor at Law, in Rochester, New York. Our law office specializes in DWI cases,  bankruptcy, criminal defense, and  family law. We ensure the results you want by utilizing our 37 years of experience to protect your rights. Call now to schedule a free initial consultation. 


Completing his array of multiple practice areas, which include DWI, traffic, family law, divorce, and bankruptcy, Mr. Corletta is also an accomplished criminal defense attorney. He has had an active criminal defense practice for over 37 years, and has defended thousands of people accused of crimes such as theft, assault, sex crimes, and drug crimes.

Each case must be evaluated on its own merits. Criminal defense is a specialized area of law with unique procedures designed for the protection of the rights of the accused, many of which are constitutionally guaranteed. There are numerous issues in a criminal case beyond that of guilt or innocence, which is often secondary because the criminal defendant is not required to prove his/her innocence. In our adversary system of justice, the government bears the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

It is the criminal defense attorney’s duty to make sure police have followed all proper procedures, met all Constitutional requirements, and to require them to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Even if conviction occurs, it is the criminal defense attorney’s duty to mitigate or eliminate punishment to the best of his/her ability.

Therefore, a complete and thorough review of the circumstances is necessary. Mr. Corletta continues to stay abreast of developments in criminal law at both the State and Federal Levels, in order to continue to effectively represent his clients. In our rapidly changing post-9/11 world, the collateral consequences of criminal conduct are becoming more and more pronounced, reaching into areas involving business and professional licensing, gun ownership and use, registration, immigration, housing, and eligibility for certain government benefits, including student loans. It is important for the criminal defense attorney to have a working knowledge of these areas.

If you are charged with a crime, call our office for a consultation so your case can be thoroughly reviewed.
  • My 20 year old son was associating with the wrong group of people and got involved in a “gang assault” where two people were stabbed, and was indicted by the Grand Jury. He was facing a minimum of 3 years in prison. He had never been arrested before. Mr. Corletta’s knowledgeable and strong defense revealed a weakness in the government’s case that showed my son was not as involved as the others. This forced them to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor, where my son got only probation. He is now in college and doing well. We are very grateful to Mr. Corletta.

    ML - Rochester, NV

  • I had a Driving while Intoxicated charge with a very high BAC, and it looked like there was no way out. Mr. Corletta kept urging me to stay with it, and we continued to defend the case. After about a year and a half of fighting for me in Court, he found a defect in the case and got all of the charges dismissed. He showed me what an expert in this area he truly is.

    LM - Gates, NY

  • I was in a life situation and could see no way out. I went to see Mr. Corletta and explained my circumstances and with his advice and direction was able to find a legal way out of my circumstances. I always found him to be understanding and professional in all of my interactions with him. I refer him to anyone who needs help whenever I can, and am grateful for his direction and assistance.

    JB - Rochester, NY

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