Michael Ricca recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on how to use Mental Illnesses to Win DUI Alcohol and/or Drug Cases. Micjael received training on how, unfortunately, drivers who suffer from mental illness(es) will be misdiagnosed by the arresting officer and wrongfully arrested for DUI alcohol and/or drugs. Officers are specifically trained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that individuals with mental illness may exhibit signs and symptoms very similar to those of an individual impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. Officers are also trained that these individuals may also be experiencing coexisting conditions of mental illness with drug impairment. Because officers rarely ask a driver, during a DUI investigation, if they suffer from mental illness, it is critical for an attorney to ask each and every client this question.
The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.
When people need a DUI Attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.
Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.
In 2013, Mr. Ricca founded The Law Offices of Michael H. Ricca P.C. located in Westbury, New York. As a solo practitioner, Mr. Ricca represents clients at the state, federal, and appellate levels. Today, his practice focuses primarily on criminal defense, traffic, and litigation matters.
Mr. Ricca graduated from Binghamton University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science with a dual concentration in politics and law, where he was a Dean’s List recipient for multiple semesters. In 2008, he received his MBA from Adelphi University, where he specialized in management and human resources. While at Adelphi University, Mr. Ricca was a member of Delta Mu Delta, the National Honor Society in Business Administration.
Mr. Ricca earned his Juris Doctorate from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2012 where his studies focused on criminal law. While at Touro, he was a Law Library Research Assistant where he worked with the Director of the Law Library and reference staff. Mr. Ricca was a Dean’s List recipient for multiple semesters throughout law school and he received the CALI Award in Academic Excellence for his participation in the Criminal Law Externship. During law school and after graduation as a pro bono attorney, Mr. Ricca worked with the Federal Defenders of New York (Central Islip), to vigorously defend persons charged with federal crimes who cannot afford to hire an attorney.
Mr. Ricca is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is an active and contributing member of the Nassau County Bar Association, including the New Lawyers Committee. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Council, New York State Bar Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The New York State Defenders Association.
Among Mr. Ricca’s accomplishments he was named Young Lawyer of the Month by the Nassau
County Bar Association in April 2015. Mr. Ricca has also been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List in both 2016 and 2017. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Ricca enjoys working on classic automobiles, spending time at the beach, traveling with his wife, Stacie, and playing fetch with his Bernese Mountain Dog, Chloe.
To learn more about the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, please visit https://www.aapda.org/
Information in this news release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria. AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA. When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials. Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them. The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.
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