Times Square Building - 45 Exchange Blvd., Suite 818 - Rochester, NY - 14614

PH: (585) 978-4414

FAX: (800) 978-0912

 EMAIL: silvia@silvialopezlaw.com

 

Silvia Lopez, Esq. is a criminal defense attorney based in Rochester, NY.   Born in Miami, raised in California, Ms. Lopez obtained her undergraduate degree at St. Mary's College of California with an emphasis on Justice and the Community. After graduating college, Ms. Lopez worked as a tenants' rights advocate in Oakland, CA. After a couple of years on the job, she realized the powerful way a law degree could further her passion for social justice, so she moved from Oakland, CA to NYC to obtain her law degree. In 2007, she graduated law school, and in 2008, she moved to Rochester and began practicing law as a criminal defense attorney for the Monroe County Public Defender's Office. In 2013, she left that office to open her own law firm, The Law Office of Silvia Lopez. Ms. Lopez's entire practice still centers upon representing those who have been charged with a crime, violation, or vehicle and traffic offense. In addition to exclusively practicing those areas, Ms. Lopez also personally handles every aspect of each case. In other words, you will always know exactly who will be answering the phone, generating important legal documents for your case, and appearing on your behalf when you go to court: only Ms. Lopez. Ms. Lopez feels incredibly grateful to have a career that blends her passion for social justice with her skill set as a detail-oriented person who enjoys being in the courtroom.

 

Prior experience includes but is not limited to the following areas:

          - Criminal Penal Law Offenses such as crimes involving larceny, fraud, drug possession, weapons possession, property damage (Criminal Mischief), Resisting Arrest, Reckless Endangerment, criminal-level Trespass, Prostitution, Robbery, Burglary, Assault, Sexual Offenses, Order of Protection Violations (Criminal Contempt), Parole and Probation Violations...

          - Criminal Vehicle and Traffic Law Offenses such as misdemeanor and felony-level Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs...

           - Violation-level Penal Law Offenses  such as Disorderly Conduct, Harassment in the Second Degree, violation-level Trespass...

          - Violation-level Vehicle and Traffic Law Offenses such as Driving While Ability Impaired, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Speeding, Failure to Signal, Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device, etc...

 

Know Your Rights

 Ms. Lopez is committed to defending the constitutional rights of her clients. The first step in this process is to speak with a potential client, assess their situation, and determine what legal options are available to them, as well as the relative strengths and weaknesses of those options. This initial phone consultation is provided free of charge because Ms. Lopez believes that every single person is entitled to an objective, professional assessment in order to understand their rights and how they can protect them.