Nassau County Law Firm


If you are looking for aggressive representation from an experienced attorney, you have come to the right place. The Law Offices of Michael H. Ricca P.C. is a knowledgeable firm that helps clients throughout Long Island achieve the outcomes they need. From criminal law to traffic offenses, we offer personalized services and comprehensive legal advice tailored for your specific case and circumstances.

At the Law Offices of Michael H. Ricca P.C., we understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling. Traffic tickets in New York State often come with serious consequences, including hefty fines, the potential suspension or revocation of your license, as well as jail time. That is why we will work diligently to get you through this difficult time as soon, and as efficiently, as possible. All information you provide or we discover while representing you is kept confidential. In addition, each and every one of our clients is treated with the utmost respect and care. After all, you are not just a client; you are an important member of your own defense team.

DWI Defense

DWI Defense IconNew York drunk driving laws are complex. This can make it appear to be an uphill battle. From potential costly fines and license suspensions to potential prison sentences, The Law Offices of Michael H. Ricca P.C. is here to help you through your legal struggles. It is important to remember you have rights and options available to you. In fact, you want the best representation to defend you against driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges, especially when you hire an experienced DWI lawyer. Michael H. Ricca represents people facing misdemeanor and felony charges for driving while intoxicated (DWI), aggravated driving while intoxicated (A-DWI), driving while ability impaired (DWAI), and much more. Stopping for a beer after work does not necessarily mean you can be charged with a DWI offense. Being charged with a DWI is governed by specific guidelines. For those under 21 years of age, which is the legal drinking age in New York State, having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.02 percent will warrant a DWI charge. For those who are 21 years or older, a BAC of 0.08 percent will bring a DWI charge. Commercially licensed drivers, however, have a stricter code due to the damages such a large vehicle can cause. Operators of commercial vehicles with a BAC of 0.04 percent can be charged with a DWI. If you have been ticketed for a DWI offense, you are facing serious consequences. From license suspensions, license revocations and fines to prison sentences, a DWI goes beyond the standard traffic ticket. The increased dangers that arise when an individual decides to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated or impaired can be devastating. Often, it is not only law enforcement that looks down on a DWI offense. In fact, a DWI conviction can change how your loved ones and community view you too. Read More...

Traffic Ticket Defense

Traffic Ticket Defense IconAttorney Michael H. Ricca has successfully defended drivers from traffic tickets of all types. This has helped our clients save themselves from acquiring thousands of points, as well as thousands of dollars in fines, court costs, mandatory surcharges, and increased insurance premiums. Our law office is located in Westbury, near the Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency and Nassau County District Court. With The Law Offices of Michael H. Ricca P.C., fighting your traffic tickets is as easy as 1-2-3! Our ticket defense includes all types of traffic violations. Given New York State traffic laws, this list can be quite detailed. However, some of the most common traffic violations include:

  • Speeding Tickets: Speed-based offenses are some of the most common traffic violations. Often resulting in points, fines, and potential jail time, speeding tickets can get you into serious trouble quickly.
  • Moving Violations: There are plenty of ways to acquire a moving violation. These range in scope, from simple, but hefty, fines to prison time and felony records. Moving violations are often issued in tandem with other traffic offenses, making your potential point count escalate quickly. Enlisting the help of an experienced lawyer is the best way to fight your ticket!
  • Texting/Cell Phone Tickets: Using your phone while driving is frowned upon in New York State. While a hands-free device is legal, talking on your phone and texting are not. Texting and cell phone tickets are expensive and carry quite a lot of points for a single offense.
  • Suspended/Revoked License: The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) assigns a point value to each type of violation. These points help law enforcement to easily identify repeat offenders. They also help the DMV identify those drivers who have abused their driving privileges. When you acquire 11 points within an 18-month period based on the date of the offense, or receive 3 speeding tickets during that time, you will be issued a License Suspension Order. Ranging from definite to indefinite, this order will invalidate your license for a period of time. A license revocation, however, is the complete cancellation of your driving privilege. A revoked license can become a permanent issue if you do not receive approval from the DMV Driver Improvement Unit (DIU). The best way to avoid this, however, is to fight your ticket!

This list does not include each and every type of traffic case Mr. Ricca has handled. In fact, his experience with traffic law encompasses all aspects of the New York Vehicle Traffic Law.


Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense IconFacing a criminal charge may be the most serious and stressful event you will experience in your lifetime. Hiring a lawyer who is inexperienced in New York criminal matters can lead to disastrous results. Attorney Michael H. Ricca has the experience you need to mount your strongest possible legal defense and answer your most pressing questions.
Criminal charges have serious repercussions if you are convicted. This may include:

  • Hefty Financial Burdens: One of the most common punishments for any crime or violation includes financial compensation. This may include restitution payments, court fees, and much more.
  • Incarceration: Whether you are convicted of a violation, misdemeanor or a felony, you may be looking at a potential jail or prison sentence. While incarceration itself is hard, the toll it takes on your family, finances, and mental well-being are often incomprehensible.
  • Criminal Record: Once you have a criminal record, the serious fallout begins. A criminal record can affect almost every aspect of your life. For example, having a criminal record can cause you to lose your job and be unable to find work elsewhere. It can also lead to housing, college, and loan refusals. The downward spiral often created by a criminal record cannot be ignored.

Hiring a private attorney, like Michael H. Ricca, is your best chance of escaping a criminal conviction. Unlike the overburdened public defenders freely provided to you if you qualify, Michael H. Ricca is able to give your case the attention it deserves. No one should face charges alone or with inadequate representation. Regardless of the charges against you, The Law Offices of Michael H. Ricca P.C. supports your right to proper counsel. As a criminal defense attorney, Michael H Ricca has experienced a wide range of charges and court sessions. This has allowed him to bring this essential experience and knowledge to each of his client’s defense strategies. To date, Mr. Ricca has defended clients who have been charged with:

  • Violent Crimes;
  • Sex Offenses;
  • Drug Cases;
  • Property Crimes;
  • DWI/DUI Cases;
  • DWI/DUI Cases;
  • Firearm Offenses;
  • White Collar Crimes, and more.

We understand how imperative it is to have competent, experienced legal representation through every step of the criminal process. From planning, negotiations and trial preparations to a potential sentencing or appeals procedure, when you hire Michael H. Ricca, you hire a committed ally and professional.


Our Practices

If you are looking for aggressive representation from an experienced attorney, you have come to the right place. The Law Offices of Michael H. Ricca P.C. provides a diverse and affective spectrum of legal services. By focusing on traffic, DWI, and criminal defense – Mr. Ricca is able to protect your right to due process. To find out more about the services provided by The Law Offices of Michael H. Ricca P.C., please see below.