Experienced Rochester Criminal Law Attorney Defends Your Rights

Knowledgeable New York lawyer defends those accused of crimes

If you have been charged with a crime in the Rochester area, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.   I have built my reputation on getting results. I am familiar with all facets of the New York criminal justice system.  It is important to me that you understand what is happening in your case during every phase of the process.  I understand that, for many of my clients, this is their first experience with the criminal justice system.  I also understand that it can be a traumatic and stressful situation for both client and family.  Your worry and anxiety will be less if you understand what is happening in your case, the possible and probable outcome, and that your lawyer is working on your behalf to get the best result.  My practice is to provide you the information you need – in a plain and understandable way, so that you can better make your way through the process.

I represent clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:

  • Traffic violations
  • Assault
  • DWI
  • Possession and sale of drugs
  • Theft and larceny
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Arson
  • Rape
  • Homicide & murder/manslaughter
  • Domestic violence
  • White collar crime


Federal cases require a lawyer with experience in federal criminal cases

If you are charge with a federal crime in United States district court, it is extremely important that your lawyer have experience defending federal criminal cases.  Over the past 20 years, I have handled hundreds of federal defense cases.  These include murder, drug trafficking, fraud, bank robbery, tax evasion, weapons possession, possession of nuclear materials, obstruction of justice, witness tampering, interstate sale and transportation of stolen property, immigration offenses, and others.  I have tried nearly a dozen cases in federal cases in Rochester and Buffalo before nearly every district judge in the Western District of New York.  There is no substitute for the kind and breadth of experience I have practicing federal criminal defense work.

Additional federal crimes

Defendants are also charged federally when they are accused of crimes that cross state lines, such as moving a kidnapping victim from one state to another. Crimes that use a federal agency, such as the U.S. Postal Service, to perpetrate an illegal act are likewise federal. I understand federal criminal law and all aspects of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, including:

  • Federal Bail Reform Act
  • Motions to compel discovery
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Don’t give the federal prosecutor an added advantage. I handle all types of criminal cases, from white collar crimes to accusations of homicide. No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that Cerulli, Massare & Lembke will strive diligently to help you overcome it and work tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

When you have been charged with a crime, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 585-454-3323 or contact me online to schedule a consultation. With my office conveniently located in Rochester, New York, Cerulli, Massare & Lembke stands ready to represent you in your criminal matter.