Rochester Criminal Defense Lawyer

A Few of Our Recent Achievements

As a champion for the people, I never back down in the face of adversity. I have conducted hundreds of hearings and trials and have gained substantial knowledge and experience as a result of these cases.
    • Criminal Possession of a Weapon - Unlawful Search Case Dismissed Prior to Trial

      Client was charged Criminal Possession of a Weapon. The allegations were that the client possessed a handgun and later hid it from the police in an attempt to avoid apprehension. The matter was scheduled for a suppression hearing regarding the legality of the Officers search and subsequent arrest of the client. The matter was dismissed prior to trial.

    • DWI Charge - DWI Case Dismissed Without a Trial

      The client was charged with DWI and stopped for failing to maintain her lane and failure to signal. The Client completed a series of Field Sobriety Tests and admitted to consuming alcohol. A suppression Hearing was conducted as a result of a motion made by Mr. Rodeman.

    • Felony DWI - DWI Convicted of Misdemeanor - not a felony

      Client was charged with Felony DWI and had an extensive DWI conviction history. Mr. Rodeman was able to negotiate a plea for the client to Misdemeanor DWI and avoided any possibility that the client would be sentenced to state prison. As a result, the client was able to keep his employment and return to his normal life.

    • People v. A.P - Drug Crimes Case Dismissed

      Client was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. The client was seated in the rear seat of a vehicle with two other individuals when the police approached the car and searched it, locating cocaine on the floor in the front seat. The client was being prosecuted under the theory of the "Automobile Presumption", which deems that all the people in the car possess the seized narcotic. Mr. Rodeman submitted written Motions to the court contesting the legality of the search of the vehicle. The matter was scheduled for a hearing and the case was dismissed prior to trial.

    • People v. Christopher McNair - Unlawful Search Misdemeanor & Probation

      Successfully proved that RPD's search of a client's residence was unlawful in that the search actually occurred several hours prior to the search warrant being singed. As a result, incriminating evidence was suppressed and I was able to resolve an A-2 Felony with a misdemeanor & probation

    • People v. E.B - Violent Crimes The matter was dismissed prior to trial.

      Client was charged Criminal Possession of a Weapon. The allegations were that the client possessed a handgun and later hid it from the police in an attempt to avoid apprehension. The matter was scheduled for a suppression hearing regarding the legality of the Officers search and subsequent arrest of the client. The matter was dismissed prior to trial.

    • People v. I.M. - DWI Convicted of a traffic infraction & not a crime

      The client was charged with DWI and stopped for speeding and evading the police. The client submitted to several Field Sobriety Tests which he failed and made incriminating statements regarding his alcohol consumption and the amount he had to drink. At trial, the officer was extensively cross-examined by Mr. Rodeman and the client was only convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired, which is only a traffic infraction and not a crime.

    • People v. J.B - DWI Convicted of misdemeanor & not a felony

      Client was charged with Felony DWI and had an extensive DWI conviction history. Mr. Rodeman was able to negotiate a plea for the client to Misdemeanor DWI and avoided any possibility that the client would be sentenced to state prison. As a result, the client was able to keep his employment and return to his normal life.

    • People v. J.C. - DWI The case was dismissed without a trial.

      The client was charged with DWI and stopped for failing to maintain her lane and failure to signal. The Client completed a series of Field Sobriety Tests and admitted to consuming alcohol. A suppression Hearing was conducted as a result of a motion made by Mr. Rodeman.

    • People v. J.F - Violent Crimes Dismissed

      Client was charged with two violent felonies, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession in the Third Degree. The Police responded to the client's house for the alleged report of a gunshot. The Client's house was immediately searched by the police and they located a handgun. Mr. Rodeman had extensive negotiations with the Prosecutor and pointed out the flaws in the case and the legal impediments to prosecution. The client was released from custody and the matter was subsequently dismissed by the Grand Jury. Mr. Rodeman was also able to have a County Court Judge dismiss the Violation of Probation that was filed as a result of the above mentioned charges.

    • People v. J.T - Drug Crimes Case Dismissed

      Client was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree. The Police approached the Client's vehicle when it was parked along the side of the road. The Police observed a small roach in the ash tray and searched the vehicle locating a larger quantity marijuana. Mr. Rodeman requested a trial date. The Prosecution was unable to go forward at the trial and the court granted Mr. Rodeman's motion to dismiss the case.

    • People v. K.S - Robbery Case Dismissed

      Client was Indicted on Robbery in the Second Degree and other related charges. The Prosecution alleged that the Client Forcibly stole the victim's purse using violence and ran away. The Police located the client when he was traveling in a vehicle on a Rochester Street. The Police Pulled over the vehicle and removed all of the occupants from the car. The Client was subsequently Searched and items belonging to the victim where located in the client's pockets. Mr. Rodeman submitted written Motions contending that the Police illegally stopped his client as well as conducted an illegal search of his person. A Suppression Hearing was conducted and all the officers involved, were extensively crossed examined regarding their conduct. The Court agreed with Mr. Rodeman's position that the stop and search of his client was illegal and all of the evidence was suppressed and the case was dismissed.

    • People v. N.V - Drug Crimes Misdemeanor, no jail no probation

      Client was indicted on two Count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, class "B" Felonies and three counts of Criminal Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, class "A" Misdemeanors. The Police searched the Client's residence pursuant to a duly authorized search warrant an located a safe containing a quantity of cocaine and various other items for packaging narcotics. The client faced mandatory time in State Prison if convicted. Mr. Rodeman was able to successfully argue over the Prosecution's objection that the client should be admitted to the "Judicial Diversion Program", which is a specialty court pertaining to individuals with substance abuse problems. The client successfully completed the program and was permitted to Plead to one "A" Misdemeanor in satisfaction of all of the pending charges and received a conditional discharge. The client did not serve one day in jail or state prison and was never placed on probation.

    • People v.M.B. - DWI Convicted of a traffic infraction & not a crime

      The Client was charged with DWI and stopped for failing to maintain his lane and failure to signal. The client made incriminating statements regarding his alcohol consumption and failed a series of field sobriety tests conducted by the arresting officer. The client was arrested and submitted to the breath test, .16, twice the legal limit. At trial, Mr. Rodeman was able to keep the breath test out and the client was only convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired, which is a traffic infraction and not a crime.

    • Posession of Marijuana - Drug Crimes Case Dismissed

      Client was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree. The Police approached the Client's vehicle when it was parked along the side of the road. The Police observed a small roach in the ash tray and searched the vehicle locating a larger quantity marijuana. Mr. Rodeman requested a trial date. The Prosecution was unable to go forward at the trial and the court granted Mr. Rodeman's motion to dismiss the case.

    • Possession of a Controlled Substance - Drug Crimes Case Dismissed

      Client was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. The client was seated in the rear seat of a vehicle with two other individuals when the police approached the car and searched it, locating cocaine on the floor in the front seat. The client was being prosecuted under the theory of the "Automobile Presumption", which deems that all the people in the car possess the seized narcotic. Mr. Rodeman submitted written Motions to the court contesting the legality of the search of the vehicle. The matter was scheduled for a hearing and the case was dismissed prior to trial.