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Leticia Denise Astacio

Criminal defense Attorney at Rochester, NY

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Leticia

Learn Leticia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Leticia has been practicing criminal law for the last four years as a prosecutor. As a defense attorney she is willing to put her knowledge of the criminal justice system, as well as her knowledge of the offices policies to negotiate the best disposition for you. In the event your case cannot be resolved she is an experienced trial attorney with years of litigation experience.

    17 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    One of the most important decisions you can make when charged with a DWI is the attorney you chose to hire. Because of the strict policies of the DA's office, most DWI cases will go to trial. Do you want your attorney's first jury trial to be yours? Of course not! Leticia is an experienced trial attorney that is willing to put her expertise to work for you.

    13 years

  3. Family
    As an experienced family Court attorney Leticia can handle your custody, abuse, neglect, or divorce matter. Her time as an ADA in the domestic violence and child abuse bureau prepared her well for interfacing with agencies such as CPS, DHS, and OCFS.

    15 years

  4. Litigation
    Although it is always a good idea to negotiate where possible, Leticia is a zealous trial attorney that will not hesitate to take your case to trial if a disposition cannot be negotiated. As a prosecutor, Leticia never lost a felony trial. While past performance does not guarantee future results if you are going to trial she is the attorney you want by your side.

    13 years

  5. Divorce and separation
    When you are faced with the prospect of divorce the process can be very emotional and overwhelming. You need an attorney that will not only fight to protect your interest, but that is also willing to listen to what you are going through, and work with you to make the process as pleasant as possible under the circumstances.

    13 years

  6. Domestic violence
    The ramifications of being accused of domestic violence can be huge. In some cases where children are involved in addition to criminal charges CPS will begin an investigation. Leticia is well versed at handling DV cases and can ensure you receive the best defense available.

    13 years

  7. Federal crime
    Leticia is admitted to practice in the Western District of New York, as well as in the State Courts.

    13 years


Law Office of Leticia D. Astacio
The Wilder Building
One East Main Street Suite 310
Rochester, NY, 14614-1581

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Posted by Levar | November 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Just listened to see if she could help with my case,or if her office would take it.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2014
Great lawyer to work with
I hired Leticia to handle my legal trouble and my case was dismissed in court. She is a great lawyer to work with and always cares about her client.
Posted by William | October 25, 2012
Great Results, only lawyer I will ever use.
I hired Leticia to handle my legal trouble and she made what at first felt like an overwhelming and scary situation into a matter that was handled with care and with results. If you are like me and found yourself in over your head and need legal work done by an honest person who you can trust , don't hesitate to contact Leticia D. Astacio. I hope I never find myself in need of legal advice but if that day ever comes I would not contact anyone else.
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Posted by Duvall Family | October 19, 2012
Excellent Lawyer
God is good; I had 2 lawyers before Leticia. I was having a hard time with these 2 lawyers, arguing and fighting because they did not have my best interest at heart. A very good friend recommend Leticia, she was sufficient, knowledgeable and overall an excellent lawyer. She kept me informed. I was comfortable and at peace speaking to her. Not one time did she judge me; she was very sympathetic and understanding of my situation.Once the case was over, Leticia said if I need to talk or have any questions just call, how awesome is that, the lord has given me a friend for life, someone I can trust and talk to about anything. Leticia is the BEST, Thank you sooo much! Love a happy, satisfied client :o).
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2011
I had a hearing coming up and was so confident in myself that I figured I could represent myself in court. But as the days grew closer, I started questioning myself as to if I would be able to win my case alone. I then decided it would be best if I'd hire a lawyer. I came across Leticia's name on Google - along with many other lawyers - , but seen that she did FREE CONSULTATIONS, i called her right away. I met with Leticia on a friday, told her my situation and let her know my hearing was only a couple days away. After speaking to her for about an hour, she gave me the confidence that everything would be alright and just to stay positive. I knew then, she would be the perfect lawyer for my case. She spent the rest of her friday evening and her whole weekend reviewing and preparing my case (who would ruin their whole weekend just for me?? Leticia did!). When the hearing day finally came, we walked out of the court room with flying colors. Leticia did a great job, she knew exactly what she was doing and knew exactly what she was saying. Leticia Astacio is the BEST LAWYER EVER!! I would definity recommend her to EVERYONE I know.
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Posted by Kimberly | May 27, 2011
Not Only an amazing attorney but an amazing person!
When I was referred to Leticia by an victims advocate from the Rochester police department I was scared & confused. I walked in her office crying and shaking, I left her office less than an hour later feeling confident, calm, and informed. Choosing to hire Leticia Astacio was the best decision I made in that whole process. I had my final court apperance last week & I was original charged with 3 felonies I left with nothing but an ACD. Not only did I get the best legal outcome, thru the process she made me feel important, she always reassured me & made me feel like everything was going to be ok. She kept me informed, always returned my calls right away & to be honest I knew I had nothing to worry about as soon as I hired her! I would recommend her to anyone & if I ever need an atty. again she is the 1st call I would make.
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Prosecutor
  • Monroe County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Monroe County Legal Assistance Center
  • 2006 - 2007


  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Rochester Black Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Ms. Astacio during our time as Assistant District Attorneys and she is reliable, knowledgeable of the law and an excellent advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Leticia as well as opposite her. Leticia is a hard-working, experienced and aggressive defense attorney. I endorse her whole-heartedly."
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