Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Viscosi served honorably in the United States Coast Guard after attending college at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. During law school, he interned with the United States Attorney’s Office in Springfield, Massachusetts and was employed for one year with the New York State Attorney General Consumer Fraud and Protection Bureau in Albany. Mr. Viscosi also proudly served as a reservist at the Coast Guard District One Office of the Judge Advocate General in Boston.
After law school, Mr. Viscosi worked as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting various crimes. Then, as a defense attorney, he continuously applied the lessons he learned while serving his country to zealously represent individuals who have been charged with crimes. He specifically dedicates himself to learning the developing science behind drug and alcohol testing as it relates to the field of DWI defense.
Mr. Viscosi is an active member of the National College of DUI Defense and New York State Defender’s Association and has achieved successful outcomes in numerous jury trials at both the felony and misdemeanor levels.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|SuperLawyers||Upstate New York Rising Star||2015|
|SuperLawyers||Upstate New York Rising Star||2014|
|Attorney Excellence Award||Anelli Xavier||2013|
|Pro Bono Award Stipend||Western New England University School of Law||2007|
|Commandant Letter of Commendation||United States Coast Guard||2004|
|City of Johnstown Court||Johnstown||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Anelli Xavier, PC||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Tully Rinckey||2009 - 2010|
|Assistant District Attorney||Fulton County District Attorney's Office||2008 - 2009|
|Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau||New York State Attorney General||2007 - 2008|
|District One- Judge Advocate General||United States Coast Guard||2005 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||N/A||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of New York||N/A||2011 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Albany County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|People v. N.B.||Not guilty of DWI (2 counts), DWAI (2 counts) and not guilty of use of a cell phone.|
|People v. S.K.||Not guilty of all counts|
|People v. B.M.||Not guilty DWI, Not Guilty BAC above .18, Guilty DWAI and Guilty No headlamps|
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|Western New England School of Law||Juris Doctor||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Southern Maine||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude||2004|
|State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh||Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|