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Richard Caro Roxin

DUI and DWI Attorney at Canandaigua, NY

4.8   37 reviews

Licensed for 35 years

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    40%
    I represent clients charged with misdemeanor and felony DWI charges and related vehicular assault charges.

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    I represent clients charged with drug possession/sale, White Collar, firearms, conspiracy and other serious offenses in State and Federal Court.

  3. Education
    20%
    I represent college students in academic disciplinary matters, including those charged with violating their school's Code of Student Conduct, and who are facing the threat of disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion.

  4. Juvenile law
    20%
    I handle cases for clients who, because of their age, are not charged as adults, and therefore may be eligible for shielding a matter from college applications, etc. by obtaining a Youthful Offender ("YO") adjudication.

Experience. Commitment. Integrity. It's what I'm about, and what you can expect from me as your lawyer. 

After serving as a prosecutor in the Monroe County District Attorney's Office for nearly 17 years, including 4 years overseeing the DWI Bureau, 7 years ago, I went into private practice, and as a result, few lawyers know the courtroom like I do.  DWI defense is complex, and you deserve the benefit of my unparalleled experience. I am a trial lawyer and fightng for you in the courtroom is my passion. Your case requires skilled, aggressive, direct and responsive counsel. In addition to earning Avvo's locally rare "Superb" DWI trial attorney designation, for over 10 consecutive years, I have been rated "BV Distinguished" by Martindale-Hubbell, the legal profession's leading peer review group, and recently,  I was again selected to the National Trial Lawyers' list of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" and named one of the "10 Best DWI Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New York" by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys. I've got your back. 

An equally significant part of my practice is devoted to representing college students for campus offenses ranging from academic dishonesty and other student conduct violations to criminal charges, any of which can lead to  harsh consequnces arising from university disciplinary proceedings. Permanent, negative marks on the all-important transcript, suspension and even expulsion are among the potential academic and career-ending consequences. As the father of three college graduates and one soon-to-be, I know that no parent wants a child's bright future jeopardized , whether for a dumb mistake or a one-time serious lapse in judgment. College students know today's job market is incredibly competitive and that any "mark" can end a dream.  Rest assured that regardless of the nature of your or your loved one's case, it will be handled with the utmost attention, care and discretion it deserves. 

If your case attracts media attention, while at the District Attorney's Office, I was the spokesman for all DWI-related cases and handled all television, radio and print interviews, so I know how to position your case to the media if it becomes necessary.

If the best is what your case deserves, why settle for less? Contact me. I will be pleased to represent you.

 

 

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Licensed for 35 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1987
Updated 06/05/2022
State CT
Status Retired
Acquired 1987
Updated 09/29/2022

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

Contact Richard

The Law Office of Richard C. Roxin, PLLC
70 South Main Street
Suite 260
Canandaigua, NY, 14424

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2022
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Post case review
Well done! In hind sight everything was done to the best of effort and the results are appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2022
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The best of the best!
I called Mr. Roxin after being charged with petite larceny. From our first phone call until the close of the case, he was there for me. He is willing to help the client fully understand all aspects of the charges and has a very realistic sense of what outcomes are possibilities. He responds promptly, (whether you prefer emailing, calling or texting he gets back to you almost immediately). His calm yet friendly demeanor and knowledge of the law is truly impressive. In my opinion, you cannot go wrong with hiring Mr. Roxin to represent you, especially for anything in Ontario County as his experience and familiarity with the area gives him a unique edge. Thank you for all of your attention to the details involving my case and I could not be more pleased with the outcome!
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2022
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8/30/22 Justin M
Thanks again for helping me fight through the worst period of existence I can now say I survived and I'm proud. I Will never forgot your help.
Posted by Zachary | November 9, 2020
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DWI Expert
I could not have asked for a better attorney to handle my DWI case. Rick was an expert in communication, often calling to check-in and give me bi-weekly or monthly updates when it was called for. Mr. Roxin's experience was extremely evident and helped me to get a lessened sentence. Above all else, Rick seemed to actually care about me and my case. He was not fighting for a plea, he was fighting for me (nice rhyme, you can use that one if you want, Rick). I will recommend Mr. Roxin to anybody in need of a DWI attorney for as long as he is still working.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2019
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THE BEST!!!
I would like to take the time to personally thank Mr. Roxin and his firm during this highly emotional period of my life. After being charged with a DWI he took the time to hear me out in full and without his knowledge and true sense of caring I am not sure how I would have gotten through it. Not only was he able to fight for a significant reduction, he walked me through it every step of the way. I strongly recommend him to anyone who needs legal council.
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Posted by Gabrielle | November 10, 2018
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Best Attorney Choice
I’m so glad to have chosen Rick as my lawyer. He was very professional and confident that he could get my DUI reduced from the very first meeting which gave me peace of mind throughout the process. He always answered texts and returned phone calls in a timely fashion, as well as always making sure to answer and questions I may have had. Thanks Rick!
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2018
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Dawn Provan
He took a very bad situation that I was in and was able to change it to not as bad situation. He is very confident, well organized, and always returns emails, texts, and calls almost as soon as he gets them
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2018
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DWI Representative
Mr. Roxin guided me through my legal issue and at all times he advised me as to what to expect and what the out come might be. Not having been on the other side of the legal table his candor relieved a lot of anxiety.
Posted by Brian | March 14, 2018
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Professional and Competent
Rick was recommended to me from another attorney and it was definitely the right choice. My case was a little unusual and Rick handled it with the utmost professionalism. He is easy to talk to and honest!
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2018
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Fantastic Attorney
In what was an otherwise daunting process, Rick was the consummate professional. He communicated well throughout the entire case, answered all of my questions thoroughly, met with me regularly, and was always accessible and responsive. His interactions in the courtroom with the judge, opposing counsel, witnesses, and jury members were always respectful and informed. He was able to facilitate getting my charges dropped and/or reduced. Rick is a man of great integrity and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2017
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A Life-Saver Attorney
I hired him for my second DWI conviction. He was caring, attentive, direct and dependable. His hard work gave me the best result that I never thought possible, even though he did! He was able to have two felonies dropped to a non-aggravated misdemeanor and lowered my probation on top of that. Great guy, great lawyer and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2017
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A solid professional
I hired Rick to represent me and I was beyond impressed with his professionalism and dedication. I immediately knew I was in good hands due to his knowledge base and experience. He always clearly communicated information and followed through promptly on my questions and concerns. During a very stressful time, it helps to know your attorney is there to support you. He was always upfront and free from judgement. Any preconceived notions of a “typical attorney” were immediately erased as you learn by working with him that he is a genuine person with high ethical character. I would highly recommend Rick - there is no reason to look elsewhere.
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Posted by Tracey | September 22, 2017
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Highly Recommend
We had never needed this type of legal representation before. Rick was our second call but our first choice. Although a difficult situation, Rick was professional and realistic while being empathetic and understanding. There was no judgment. When watching his interaction with other attorneys and the judge it was obvious he was well respected in the legal community. Rick listened, advised and answered all our questions in terms that we could understand.
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Posted by Mary | September 9, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Rick represented my son on a drug possession charge. One of the first things I noticed about Rick was his non-judgemental and caring nature. He asked difficult questions with great diplomacy. He is thorough, straight forward, honest, dependable and dedicated. He provided worst case and best case scenarios for my son's situation. He was prompt in returning messages (phone or email) and kept us apprised of any changes in the case. Rick is an outstanding attorney and I HIGHLY recommend him!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
We contacted Rick Roxin after my son was in a motor vehicle accident. We were pretty sure that my son had a low BAC at the time of the accident, but he had drank a beer shortly before the accident. Rick spoke with us over the phone at length and then met with us for almost 2 hours before we decided to retain his services. Through the whole process, Rick was personally available to answer any questions we had. He gave us his cell phone number and encouraged us to call anytime. He was very prompt in calling back when we left a message. He explained everything in great detail, and he continued to work to get an additional ticket reduced after the charges were dropped. We would highly recommend Rick.
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Posted by Mark | June 24, 2016
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Excellent Education Attorney
Rick represented our son in an Academic Dishonesty Charge/Hearing brought against him by a local University. Rich was an utmost professional from the beginning to the end of the process. He was always accessible and he kept us updated throughout the process from the day we retained him. He gathered all the information he could (leaving no rock unturned) in relation to the charges and developed a game plan from this information. Through his hard work and DEDICATION to our case, he was able to gain a successful outcome for our son. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Roxin to handle any type of academic issues for your child.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2016
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DWI representation
This attorney has extensive knowledge in the area of vehicle and traffic law, especially pertaining to DWI. I obtained his services following a DWI arrest in which I was sure I would be given a stiff punishmnet as the evidence was stacked against me. Instead, Rick was able to negotiate a deal that even he stated was unlike anything he had seen before. I would recommend this attorney to anyone!
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Posted by Michael | December 17, 2015
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An amazing DUI lawyer
From the first meeting with Rick I felt that he was very experienced and confident he would do his very best in my representation. Having a DUI case in Ontario county is no easy case and having 4 charges I was seriously worried of a DUI on my record and would of happy to have it lowered to a DWAI. But to have the 3 out of 4 charged dismissed and only a moving violation of inadequate lights finding me guilty of was like having Christmas come 2 weeks early. I was truly impressed with the way Rick broke down testimony and having a bench trial proving to the judge, that neither the Ontario Co. DA or the arresting officer did their job correctly. Richard Roxin, and the firm he represents are amazing DUI lawyers that I would recommend to any family member or friend that feels the need to have the best firm represent their best interest. Thanks again Rick your awesome !!!
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Posted by Irene | November 18, 2015
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Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Roxin is the best lawyer I have ever hired. He handled the case with vigor, amazing knowledge of legal matters, and extreme dedication to the client and our whole family in distress. We came to him for help after another lawyer was unable to achieve results anywhere close to what we were hoping for. He went above and beyond getting us the best resolution possible, that would not destroy the rest of the life of a young man who just made a mistake. We especially appreciated that he was ALWAYS available on the phone - and called back very soon after I left a message. He is very compassionate, courteous, non-judgmental, and deals with difficult situations in a friendly, positive manner. Before we found Mr. Roxin on Avvo.com, we had had a very unpleasant experience with some lawyers, and we are thrilled that Mr. Roxin turned out to be such an outstanding lawyer (as evidenced by his reviews on this website). He truly saved the young man in our family from major trouble and helped the rest of us survive the difficult situation. I would hire Mr. Roxin again without any hesitation.
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Posted by Bryan | October 1, 2015
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This is the Lawyer you want on your side.
Being charged with a DWI is a serious offense that shouldn’t be taken lightly, and as a young professional straight out of college, I’m glad I had Richard Roxin representing me as my attorney. Being from Albany, NY and traveling to Rochester was laborious for my DWI case, but Rick made it more convenient and accessible for me and my family by contacting the court and working out the dates to best suit my schedule. After each step in the process for my DWI case, Rick would sit me down and tell me where we were, what was going on, and what is coming up next and ALWAYS answered my questions, answering my phone calls morning, noon, or night. This put my mind at ease (well as much as it could be in this stressful situation). Being charged with multiple misdemeanors and tickets involving DWI and an accident in one of the toughest counties on DWI in the state, I thought that to the courts the mounting evidence would be damning against me. Amazingly Rick was able to use his knowledge of the legal system and resolved my case with all non-criminal rulings. I could not be happier with the outcome. Although I don’t wish anybody to go through the same ordeal I did, I would recommend Rick Roxin to anybody who is being charged with a DWI related crime, he really is the best that you can get.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Supervising Attorney
  • Anelli Xavier, PC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Founder/Owner
  • The Law Office of Richard C. Roxin, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Private Law Practice
  • 2010 - 2013
  • General Manager
  • Hunt Hollow Ski Area
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Monroe County District Attorney's Office
  • 1990 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Roemer and Featherstonhaugh, PC
  • 1987 - 1990
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Boston University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • People v. John Doe
  • John Doe
  • People v. John Doe
  • Following bench trial, charge of Boating While Intoxicated dismissed. Client found guilty of traffic infraction of Boating While Ability Impaired and boating equipment violation.
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Western and Northern DIstricts of New York
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • N/A
  • National Ski Patrol
  • Ski Patroller
  • N/A
  • Ontario County and New York State Bar Associations
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Named among "10 Best" NY Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • One of top 100 DWI attorneys in NY
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Rated BV Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Selected as "Member of the Nation's Top One Percent"
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor, Criminal Defense and DWI
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Blue Merit Star for Heroic Efforts
  • National Ski Patrol
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • NYS Police Violent Felony Warrant Squad
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Midtown "Spirit" Magazine
  • Featured Member Profile
  • 2014
  • Channel 13- ABC Affiliate
  • Canandaigua Driver Charged With Vehicular Assault In Court
  • 2014
  • Anelli Xavier website, March 2016
  • Going To Court, Part One-The Arrraignment
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Rochester Undergraduate Criminal Law Course
  • Electronic Eavesdropping-Modern Day Applications of the 4th Amendment
  • 2011
  • New York State Bar Association CLE Seminar "Representing a DWI Defendant In NY from Arraignment to Disposition"
  • Driving While Intoxicated Defense Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • 2010
  • New York Prosecutors Training Institute Seminar
  • Understanding and Using "Black Box" Technology at Trial
  • 2006
  • New York Prosecutors Training Institute
  • Methamphetamine Cases: From Investigation to Prosecution
  • 2006
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Addressing CPL 30.30 Concerns For Prosecutors
  • 2004
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • High-Profile Cases in the Media: Handling The Tough Questions
  • 2003
  • Search and Seizure/4th Amendment/Evidence Gathering/Trial Tactics 1994-2007
  • Adjunct Instructor, Law Enforcement Recruit Training, New York Criminal Procedure/Penal Law
  • N/A
  • DWI-Related Vehicular Homicide/Assault Cases 1999-2003
  • Numerous television, radio and newspaper interviews while Chief of DWI Bureau of the Monroe County District Attorney's Office
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (27)
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Roxin is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I have had the privilege of working against him as a prosecutor, and now as a fellow defense attorney in the community. I highly recommend him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"You would be hard pressed to find a more skilled advocate than Mr. Roxin. Rich brings to the table years of experience as head of a large county's DWI bureau and he uses those skills to zealously work to get the best possible result for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich is an excellent DWI attorney, always prepared and thoroughly knowledgeable on every aspect of a DWI case. He always represents his clients with enthusiasm and the utmost respect."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Roxin has an excellent reputation in the upstate NY area as a criminal defense attorney, focusing on DWI cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Roxin's reputation proceeds him. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the unique opportunity to work with Rick Roxin as an adversary when he was Chief of the DWI bureau as well as in the role of co-counsel on highly complicated Federal Criminal Defense matters. Rick is a consummate pro and very knowledgeable. He is always prepared and takes great pride in representing his clients with the highest degree of integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Roxin is an exceptional attorney. I have been an attorney for 24 years and served as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney. However, even with all of that experience, I learn from his answers on Avvo each and every day. If you have the chance, hire him in an instant."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Roxin brings to his legal representation a wealth of knowledge, training, and expertise that he gained while working as an Assistant District Attorney and former head of the DWI Bureau in Monroe County. Furthermore, he has developed an unrivaled familiarity with the court system as well as a superb reputation among the legal community, ensuring his clients get the best representation possible. I would, without hesitation, recommend Mr. Roxin to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard Roxin is an experienced attorney well versed in the area of DWI Defense. I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Roxin on a number of cases. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Roxin brings an added perspective to his defense tactics which serves to benefit his clients greatly. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Richard Roxin's history as a former Prosecutor and DWI Defense Attorney makes him an ideal candidate for someone seeking serious DWI Defense. Its rare, for a firm or a client, to find an attorney with Richard Roxin's exceptional experience in handling and trying cases involving DWI and serious vehicular crimes. As the former Chief of the Monroe County District Attorney's Office DWI Bureau, I am pleased to have him lead my Rochester, NY office. I can't think of a better attorney to have in the Rochester, NY Supervising Attorney position. So, If your charged with a DWI in or around the Rochester, NY area, you'd be foolish not to call Richard Roxin, Esq. at Anelli Xavier."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Richard is an exceptionally experienced attorney who knows his way around the courtroom. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who requires the services of a criminal defense attorney, especially for charges involving DWI offenses."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Roxin are consistently accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would be looking for when hiring an attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, and I believe him to zealously represent his clients.As an Assistant DA from 1990-2006, and head of the DWI Bureau from 2001-Rick successfully handled the first "Black Box" trial in our region of the country, in addition to other DWI-related homicides and assaults. He worked with the command and patrol staffs of all local law enforcement agencies for training and trial purposes, as well as with accident reconstruction, toxicology and other forensic "expert" witnesses, all of which now enables him to bring a unique perspective to capably And zealously representing DWI clients. Robert Brenna Jr"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Roxin has the experience and expertise to win your case. I strongly recommend him for your defense counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"I have had the opportunity to view attorney Roxin's contributions on Avvo and to speak to him personally. He brings a wealth of experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney to the practice area of DWI defense. I value his opinion and input and look forward to speaking and working with him in the future. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Roxin. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
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