What is Grand Theft Auto?

Passion, Knowledge & Experience

When I was arrested and charged with two Misdemeanors, I was not only stunned but pretty scared too. I had never been arrested before and knew nothing of the process. Adam defended me with passion, non-judgment and thorough knowledge and experience of the law that I would have been utterly lost without. My record will be clean and I couldn't be happier. Myself, my family, friends and community are eternally grateful. THANK YOU, ADAM!! *****

Innocent and Facing Charges That Would Have Ruined My Life

"I had just recently graduated from law school and was awaiting my bar exam when I was charged with 3 class D felonies. Adam was incredibly invested and attentive from the beginning of my case. He greatly exceeded my expectations in how often he took the time to come visit me in jail with updates. He calmly talked my wife through the issues and helped her understand what was going on. Adam believed in me and took the case to jury trial in Monroe County Court. His courtroom performance was excellent, combined with a solid grasp of litigation procedures and law. The jury verdict was not guilty on the 3 counts. I WAS DISCHARGED AND ACQUITTED ON ALL COUNTS. Worst-case scenario I was looking at 21 years in prison, and instead today I have my life back."

Amazing lawyer

He is a very professional and well organized individual that will work with you not against you in any situation, and does his best to defend you and your rights in court. I would highly recommend P. Adam Militello for anyone in need of his services he provides. Avvo *****

What is Grand Theft Auto?

When a person is arrested for stealing a car, it usually means a charge of Penal Law § 155.35 Grand Larceny 3rd Degree (Class D Felony). A common plea offer in a situation where the prosecutors appear to be able to prove their case is a plea to Penal Law § 165.05 Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle 3rd Degree (Class A Misdemeanor). This isn't a bad deal since the defendant just went from a felony with a maximum possible sentence of 2 1/3 - 7 years in state prison, down to a misdemeanor with a maximum possible sentence of one year in the local jail. That being said, it isn't a perfect deal.

Not everybody realizes that Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle 3rd Degree is a predicate offense, meaning that a second charge for Unauthorized Use is a felony. Most prosecutors do know this, and that is why they won't offer a reduction to a charge of Petit Larceny (also a Class A Misdemeanor) when the original charge is Grand Larceny and it involves the theft of a vehicle. We would hope that a person would only face one Grand Larceny charge in their lifetime, but defendants should be warned that in the case of this plea bargain, like so many others, they are potentially setting themselves up for more serious consequences if they get into trouble again. If you are facing a criminal charge, contact Adam Militello, Esq. by calling (585) 485-0025.

The Militello Law firm
2480 Browncroft Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14625
Phone: (585) 485-0025 Fax: (585) 286-3128