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Law Office of Richard Hochhauser, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime ...
  • New York
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Avinoam Cohen December 4, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Richard is a talented lawyer and a great personality. I recommend Richard.
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Kate F. April 15, 2022
Helped Me Get My License Back and Ended a 6-Year Nightmare I had gotten my DWI in 2016. I paid all my dues, literally and figuratively, over the course of a year - outpatient services 2x/week, drug tests 1x/week, defensive driving courses, and of course, all the expenses that come with them. Throughout said year, during which I interacted with multiple Oasas providers on a weekly basis, not once was I told that I had exactly one year from my treatment completion date to apply for my license. Not once. That being said, I had moved to Manhattan during this process, so by the time I finished all that was required of me, the need for a car was non-existent. Cut scene to 2022, now living in Maryland and therefore ready for a vehicle, and I'm told that I waited too long - that because I didn't resolve this within the 1-year time frame, all of my previous due diligence was negated. I had to go back to square one. And I refused to relive that hell again. When I started searching for a lawyer, I heard about 17-18 "Nos" before finally getting a "Yes" from Richard. I was in a fairly panicked state by this point, and after listening to my situation, Richard's calm and confident demeanor made me finally start to feel at ease - like there was hope. He assured me I wouldn't have to go through the full ringer a second time and he absolutely kept his word. He found me an Oasas provider, someone who was even willing to Zoom with me so that I didn't have to travel back to New York, and one 45-minute session and a clean drug test later, I had my life back. Not only did Richard help me close one of the darkest chapters of my life, but he offered me peace of mind the whole time. He truly heard me out, was patient, reassuring, responsive (even with my multiple question-filled emails) and made me feel like there was a light at the end of the tunnel for the first time in years. If you need a defense attorney, look no further. Go with the guy that did what almost 20 others said couldn't be done.
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Richard Hochhauser is the founding partner at the Law Office of Richard Hochhauser, PLLC. As a former Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Hochhauser is a proven trial attorney having successfully taken numerous criminal cases to verdict and is highly experienced in all aspects of criminal law. As an ADA, Mr. Hochhauser prosecuted thousands of criminal cases, including DWI, hit and run, drug sale and possession, assault, domestic violence, larceny, financial fraud, ID theft, and many others. Further, Mr. Hochhauser was chosen to be a member of a specialized unit which focused on DWI and DUI prosecution.

As part of this appointment, Mr. Hochhauser attended police trainings on DWI detection, DWI policing policies, police testimony, standardized field sobriety tests, and breathalyzer technology. Mr. Hochhauser was also specially trained during a three-day DWI litigation seminar held in Albany, New York. Mr. Hochhauser was also a member of a specialized warrant unit where he drafted search warrants for some of the most high-profile homicide cases in Nassau County.

Since starting his own practice, Mr. Hochhauser has already proven his ability to obtain excellent results for his clients. By combining his dedication to his clients, advanced litigation capabilities, and specialized criminal law experience, Mr. Hochhauser has positioned himself as a top-tier New York criminal defense attorney.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    White Collar Crime
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Hebrew: Spoken
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Law Office of Richard Hochhauser, PLLC
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
Nassau County District Attorney
Law Clerk
Cooperman Lester Miller Law Firm
Fordham University School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
Honors: Law Merit Scholarship; Nassau Suffolk Alumni Scholarship
Activities: Trial Advocacy Team
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City University of New York - Queens College
B.A. | Political Science and Government
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Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
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Client's Choice - Criminal Defense
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Professional Associations
Federal Eastern District of New York
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Federal Southern District of New York
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Nassau County Bar Association
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Criminal Courts Bar Association
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Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County
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State Bar of New York  # 5301452
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4 Questions Answered
Q. I live in new york and was charges with aggravated dui in may 2020 and have yet to be arrainged it was to be june 6 2020
A: Unfortunately, you are in a similar situation as hundreds of individuals, as nearly all cases since the beginning of COVID have yet to be arraigned. While the statutory speedy trial time has not begin to run under CPL 30.30, there is also a constitutional right to speedy trial. Having said that, given the pandemic circumstances, I do not see a court finding a constitutional speedy trial violation yet. If your case is still not arraigned in several months, you should contact a lawyer to see if you have a viable constitutional argument for a violation of speedy trial.
Q. My friend was arrested for theft of a vehicle by his ex girlfriend he has keys vehicle and title. Title has him as buyer
A: Ownership of property is an absolute defense to larceny charges. This case will likely come down to whether your friend can show that he had ownership.
Q. Im doing thing in class about Kevin Harts drag race insident, what would you give Hart as a punishment and why?
A: Would be glad to discuss this assignment with you. You can reach me at my office at 516-939-1529.
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Richard Hochhauser, PLLC
50 Clinton Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
Telephone: (516) 939-1529
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