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Randall Francis Inniss

Criminal defense Attorney at Montebello, NY

5.0   51 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Randall

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    As a former 20 year state trooper, I am experienced in the criminal justice system and various courts throughout the state. I have worked closely with prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges and cops. I am versed in defense strategies of all ranges of crimes to include Petit and Grand Larceny; Assault; Marijuana & Controlled Substance possession; Burglary; Domestic Violence; Harassment and collateral consequences to professional or trade licenses or immigration status when charged with crimes.

    24 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    As a former 20 year state trooper, I have made numerous DWI arrests as a Certified Breathalyzer Operator. I am familiar with the practices of law enforcement officers that lead to the initial vehicle stop; the verbal interaction with driver; roadside Field Sobriety Tests to include Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus; the instruments used to measure your B.A.C. level, and the "cause ticket," or reason why the stop occurred. This insight and experience provides added perspective and defense strategies.

    24 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    As a former 20 year state trooper, I have written or participated in over a thousand moving violation tickets, to include those issued at the scene of a d motor vehicle collision. I am familiar with the officer's required practices and qualifications such as visual speed estimates, a "pace," and other areas aligned with the issuance of speeding and other tickets; the process of open-ended questions to motorists designed to elicit an incriminating response.

    24 years

Why Hire a Former 22 Year State Trooper as Your DWI or Criminal Defense Attorney? Added insight, perspective and experience!  

When facing a DWI/DUI or other misdemeanor or felony charge, hire the rare attorney with insight from over 22 years of state police and law enforcement experience.  Who knows more about DWIs, traffic stops and criminal arrests than a former 22 year State Trooper?  A rare, distinct background not prevalent among criminal defense attorneys. Put it to work on your case today!  Call: to speak with me directly!  No assistant will answer when dialing that number; talk directly with me!   

Consider a DWI/DUI arrest and charge.  As a former Certified Breathalyzer Operator, the training received is not only rare among criminal defense attorneys, but not provided to all police officers!  Hire an attorney to represent you who has been specially trained to make DWI/DUI and other arrests! (e.g., drug possession, domestic violence, Assaults, larceny, etc.)  With me, you get an attorney who is specifically versed and trained, for example, in traffic stops.  An attorney who is trained in the standardized field sobriety tests you were asked to perform.  The tests are promulgated by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).  

Firsthand experience as a STATE TROOPER is what lends to my familiarity with the mindset, judgments and decisions made by a police officer.  Decisions that are made inside a police cruiser moments before your traffic stop or other encounter in which you are approached or arrested by law enforcement.  I am familiar with what police look for, knowledgeable about biases that occur at night with car stops in certain situations, and the considerations and factors that could have played into your arrest.  Former prosecutors and judges are accustomed to receiving the case well after the police arrest, and often rely on officer-sanitized paperwork.  My familiarity comes from personally undertaking arrests.  In having made the types of judgments officers considered prior to the arrest.  Often critical to your defense.     

With in-depth training and experience in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs), for example, this experience and knowledge assists in holding the officer true to the training she or he received.  If the field sobriety tests are not administered properly by the officer, the reliability of the results which led to your arrest are diminished.  This is according to the specific NHTSA training the officer received.  I have received this NHTSA training both as a state trooper AND as an attorney.  YOUR CASE DESERVES THIS LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE AND ATTENTION!  Call for your complimentary case review.  

For misdemeanor and felony charges, I have likely made or participated in well over 1000 arrests (likely more) during my 22 year state police caree.  Such nuanced insight and experience from my law enforcement roots and from my legal training combine to make the rare defense attorney with keen, relevant and key exposure to both sides... This sort of background can provide a unique perspective and advantage in the approach and strategy of your case. 

Charged with a DWI/DUI, or a state misdemeanor or felony?  Have a fleet of vehicles in the Transportation industry and seek to provide representation options to drivers of your fleet?  Facing a Transportation Law offense?   Contact me at .      

Your case deserves my level of attention, insight and experience.  CALL.  After business hours owr weekends, call my mobile:.

                                                                             THE INNISS FIRM, PLLC                                                                             

                                                                             Randall F. Inniss                                                                             

                                                                             Attorney & Counselor at Law                                                                             

                                                                             400 Rella Blvd., Ste 165                                                                             

                                                                             Montebello, NY 10901



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The Inniss Firm, PLLC
400 Rella blvd.
Suite 165
Montebello, NY, 10901

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Posted by Isaac | February 21, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knows the courts and the field of service.great advice
Very relatable and great communicator, easy to talk to.Every lawyer wanted something for nothing..most attorneys want to get paid just for you to tell them your case, before they do anything for you..but attorney Randall Inniss knows that people not money are where the real value is when it comes to the law.thanks.
Posted by Roberta | November 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Early Morning Consult
First and foremost a decent human being. Attorney Randall Inniss listened carefully, provided appropriate consult based on his experience. Maybe once in a lifetime do you come across a man who actually gives a care. Thank you Mr Inniss for taking the time to help in this difficult situation.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hi I meet a nice layer very helpful with my sistuation
He made me feel a little bit better in my situation very nice I hope I can have you as lawyer I pray I can
Posted by Sacha | January 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First DUI and called Mr. Inniss
I do not live in NY but was here for the weekend and I received my first ever DUI. I looked up lawyers in the area and Mr. Inniss came up in the search. I called him for advice and he explained thoroughly what I will need to do. He was excellent with providing information handy at all times for you to understand and he was able to negotiate with prosecutors about my plea and sentence. I am very happy about the outcome and I am grateful too Mr. Inniss for all his guidance in this serious matter.
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Posted by Ari | December 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great phone consultation
Had a question regarding DWI. Gave great, thoughtful responses that were easy to comprehend. Very easy to talk to and seems to genuinely care about his clients. Would 100 percent recommend to anyone seeking legal advice.
Posted by Frank | November 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In court after reviewing papers; The judge looked at Mr. Inniss. Then looks at the DA. Then looks at me and says "You have a great Attorney". My response "Yes your honor". Aggravated DWI To DWI To DWAI in a years time. He saved my life!!!!! CALL THE XTROOPER!!!! Frank
Posted by Ayrton | November 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I was in the dark about my situation and mr. Randall helped me to the fullest I appreciate his help. Great lawyer great advice
Posted by Deanna Augelli | November 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I received a dwai in Ny and didn't know where to start since I'm out of state. I found Mr Inniss through a local ny search and I am glad I did. I was treated with utmost respect regardless of my charges. He listened to everything I said and proceeded accordingly. Mr Inniss explained everything in detail and in the end, won my case. I HIGHLY recommend The Inniss firm ! This attorney knows what he is doing and I would without a doubt recommend him to anyone. Compassion and understanding is everything I received from his services and after meeting him I realized how wonderful of a guy he is. I am so appreciative of his services and the outcome and again, would recommend him to anyone !
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Posted by Meg | October 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing and extremely Knowledgeable
I had the absolute pleasure of speaking to Randall today on a very complicated circumstance of mine. Randall took a good amount of time ion educating me on all of my options and the best way to move forward. I paid previous attorneys a great fee for the time Randall spent with me for complete misinformation. Randall was extremely generous with his consultation and highly knowledgeable more then any other attorney I spoke with previously. I will heed his advice and I appreciate his honesty and candor. If I ever need an attorney or know anyone who needs an attorney ; he's the guy to go to. He is worth every penny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Randall!!!!
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Posted by Mike | October 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very informative and professional
Very knowledgeable man . Very helpful and informative . Stayed on the phone for a free consultation for 40 minutes explaining everything I needed to know about my case . Very polite and proper .
Posted by Thomas | January 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly reccomend
Mr. Inniss was more than qualified with his 20+ years as a former state trooper and legal advisor in the NBA. His knowledge was able to reduce my DWAI to a traffic ticket due to spotting out the arresting officer's mistakes. He is a dedicated lawyer who is fully there to help you with your case. I highly reccomend him to anyone needing legal help
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Posted by Sheri | January 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Randall
Thank you for your help and support. I'm very thankful for your advice. You took your time and showed patience with answering my questions. You helped me understand my case and for that I am so thankful to you.
Posted by Crysan | January 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best lawyers you’ll ever come across
He does everything he says he’s going to do. Turn a felony charge into a misdemeanor charge. He’s great.
Posted by Craig Davis | December 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I was arrested Nov 4th facing two felony charges and the loss of my job, Mr Innis through his experience and expertise helped me navigate the system and get my charges reduced and dismissed within one month, he saved me from losing my job, throughout the process he ensured me things would be alright, and kept me informed on how he was handling things, he was very supportive & went above and beyond in his counsel. best lawyer, highly recommended.
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Posted by Alex | September 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and easy to work with
I called Mr. Inniss for a free consultation after receiving very confusing a traffic citation. He was able to explain exactly what the circumstances were and gave possible outcomes if I chose to contest the ticket. I live out of state, and decided to hire Mr. Inniss to represent me in court. His fee/rate was significantly lower than a quote I received from another attorney in the area. He appeared early to the court, which I'm very thankful for because he was able to talk to the officials and figure out a good strategy for my defense. Ultimately my case was dismissed entirely, which was such a relief. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excelent Guidance
Mr. Innis gave me 1 hour of his time to guide me and explain to me. The possibility on what can and can not happened regarding my case something my current lawyer never did. Randall was very professional and knowledgably he sure gave me a peace of mind. I wish I would've met him sooner. Thank you so Much and God Bless you
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Knowhow and Caring Demeanor
From the moment you speak to Randall you know that he is someone vested in your future. Whatever the situation is, Randall will be empathetic and clear with you about what you are facing and how things will likely go. I have never needed a lawyer before and Randall made me feel comfortable and confident throughout all of my interactions with him.
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Posted by Alina | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Representation for small OTR trucking company
I was originally referred to Atty. Inniss after reaching out to OOIDA. My very first impression of Atty. Inniss was one of shock that I received a call back from him in less than 24 hours from my initial call. It is truly the exception to receive a return call from anyone these days when seeking legal services. This fact alone, distinguishes Atty Inniss from any counsel that I have retained in the past. I continue to be impressed at his prompt and efficient manner with which he handles matters. Although I haven't had the pleasure of personally meeting him, he was very responsive in handling our court matter remotely via email and conferance calls prior to his court appearance on our behalf which was so convenient. In fact, his appearance on our behalf allowed us to continue our business operations without interruption which is so important for a small business in terms of no loss of revenue related to down time to attend a hearing. From the time we retained him until the successful resolution of the matter I continue to be more than satisfied with his exceptional services. I would highly recommend him and would not hesitate to use his services again in the future should it become necessary.
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Posted by Willie | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I definitely Recommend Mr Randall F. Innis to anyone in legal trouble as far as a DWI !! Was pretty straight forward on what I was looking at as far as my charge !! Give me a accurate breakdown on how he can get charge reduced !! I must say he did everything he said he was gone do !! Mission accomplished !!
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
***Highly Recommended***
I was charged with a DUI and in a state a of panic went online to online, where I explained my case. Within a couple of minutes Mr.Inniss called me where we we spent over an hour talking about my case and possible outcomes. Mr.Inniss gave me useful insight to many of my rights I did not know before. We spoke a couple of times on the phone where he answered all my questions and truly sympathized with me. As a former State Trooper, Randell is really the go to guy. Highly Recommended.
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Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney and Founder
  • The Inniss Firm, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Security Director --
  • National Basketball Association
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Genessee Community College
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • City Of Buffalo, Buscaglia
  • 1996 - 1996
  • State Trooper
  • New York State Police
  • 1983 - 2005
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  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Attempted Robbery 3rd Degree
  • ACD - Dismissal
  • Grand Larceny 4th Degree
  • Traffic Ticket
  • Misdemeanor Log Book and 2 Moving Violation Tickets
  • Misdemeanor and moving violation ticket dismissed.


  • National College of DUI Defense (at Harvard College)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fraternal Order of Police (Jason Conklin Lodge)
  • 2006 - Present
  • PBA of New York State Troopers
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Premier DUI Attorney
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • The Power of Protests - Human Rights at Home and Abroad
  • “The Power of Protest: Human Rights at Home and Abroad,” on June 25, 2020.
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
Endorse Randall
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randall and I worked together over several days on a project concerning drug recognition experts. He is a dedicated and super knowledgeable, well-trained criminal defense and DWI/DUI attorney. He goes above and beyond to prepare to defend his clients. He is well experienced, and has a background in law enforcement. He's also quite personable and relatable. I highly endorse Randy."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Randall is a dynamic speaker and a great lawyer. He understands how to attack a DUI case, having been a former police officer and having taken many advanced courses for criminal defense lawyers. Part of winning a DUI case is having a lawyer the jury will relate to, I think hiring Randall is the right choice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Randy Inniss. Randy and I attended a NHTSA DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor Course and Drug Recognition Overview Course together. Randy's extensive knowledge of DUI cases is extremely impressive. His lengthy career as a law enforcement officer gives him a tremendous advantage when representing clients accused of impaired driving. I am confident that Randy will provide great results to individuals facing DUI/DWI charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Randall Francis Inniss as co-counsel on several complex matters. His experience as a former New York State Trooper and crisis manager for the National Basketball Association brings a special working skill to the cases he handles for persons with legal defense needs. I recommend Randall highly to any client in need of dedicated and knowledgeable legal services and legal defenses. He is a very nice person to work with also. With Randall, I can say that the defense never rests."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic lawyer and person, Randy is dedicated to best serving his clients through his constant expansion of his knowledge in DUI defense"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Mr. Inniss in advanced training for DWI defense. It is clear that he has transitioned from a distinguished career in law enforcement to being an ardent defender of the constitutional rights of his clients. Among a group of seasoned attorneys his intellect and insight concerning complex issues stood out. We need more attorneys like Mr. Inniss practicing criminal law"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Inniss is a consummate professional. He brings many years of experience as a professional in DWI defense to the client relationship. He is aggressive and will fight for the client's objective. I endorse this lawyer"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. If you received a DUI, there is no one better or more experienced than Randall, who didn't just work as a Trooper, but was a certified DUI Breathalyzer Operator!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly competent, affable, and has extraordinary skill. Not only is he capable of communicating effectively, he has the fortitude to fight on your behalf, and the aptitude to represent your interests. You are in good hands with Randall as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Randall Inniss for over 25 years. He is an outstanding Attorney with book smarts and street smarts. For over 20 years he was a New York State Trooper. He was a Senior Investigator with the State Police Narcotics Unit. He knows the Criminal Justice System. Many times criminal cases are dismissed because police officers take short cuts and do not follow the rules. For instance if the police do not follow the proper procedures in the collection and preservation of evidence than the evidence seized cannot be used at trial. Attorney Inniss has the police training and experience to see where mistakes are made. I recommend him for any criminal matter especially those involving narcotics, D.W.I. and Vehicle and Traffic."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"None better than having a former cop on your side when his former co-workers charge you with a crime."
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Montebello Criminal defense Lawyer Randall Francis Inniss
Randall Francis Inniss
Criminal defense Attorney
Montebello, NY
Licensed for 23 years
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