Richard Hochhauser


Richard Hochhauser, DWI and Criminal Lawyer
Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer
10.0 Avvo Rating
Super Lawyers
Avvo Clients choice award
National College for DUI Defense


Mr. Hochhauser is continually training and educating himself in DWI law and criminal defense, he is also a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he received a merit scholarship and was a Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship Recipient. Listed below are a few of Mr. Hochhauser’s professional accomplishments and awards:

  • Selected to "Super Lawyers - Rising Stars" for New York Metro, 2018.
  • Named Top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Attorney by National Trial Lawyers.
  • National College for DUI Defense, Member, 2018.
  • Awarded "Client’s Choice - Criminal Defense," by
  • Ranked "Top Attorney" by Avvo with a perfect 10.0 rating.

Former New York Prosecutor

Richard Hochhauser is a time-tested trial attorney in NY and the founding partner at the Law Office of Richard Hochhauser. As a current Nassau County DWI and criminal defense attorney, he has helped hundreds of clients in NY have their DWI or criminal charges dropped or reduced.

One of the most important things Mr. Hochhauser brings to the table is a broad range of legal experience, including time as a prosecutor and former Assistant District Attorney in NY. Over the years, Mr. Hochhauser has tried thousands of criminal cases, including many that have been tried successfully to verdict.

Mr. Hochhauser’s experience as a prosecutor gives him the perspective to see things from the other side of the aisle and to anticipate the prosecutor and DA’s arguments and prepare your case against them. He also knows how to investigate your case and to build the strongest defense that will give you the best chance of winning or having your DWI or criminal charges reduced.

DWI & Criminal Defense Expertise

Mr. Hochhauser has represented clients in Nassau County in all sorts of criminal cases, including but not limited to DWI, Driving While Abilities Impaired (DWAI), Aggravated DWAI, DWAI Drugs, DWAI Drug Combination, assault, larceny, drug possession crimes, domestic violence, personal injury cases, workplace discrimination, and commercial litigation. Because of Mr. Hochhauser’s vast legal experience and expertise, he’s able to navigate the complexities of the NY legal system and help his clients achieve the best possible outcomes.

Mr. Hochhauser has also extensively trained and studied DWI and DUI prosecution, an education that he draws on to defend clients accused of DWI in Nassau County. As a former prosecutor in NY, he participated in a specialized unit that focused training on DWI detection, DWI policing policies, standardized field sobriety tests, police testimony, and breathalyzer technology. Mr. Hochhauser has also attended several DWI litigation seminars over the years. This experience sets Mr. Hochhauser apart from other DWI attorneys in Nassau County and makes him the best choice if you or a loved one has been accused of a drunk driving charge in NY.

Richard Hochhauser Attorney

Service Area

Serving Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, New York City, and surrounding Long Island areas.

Academic Background

Mr. Hochhauser is continually training and educating himself in NY DWI law and criminal defense. He is also a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he received a merit scholarship and was a Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship Recipient.

Awards & Recognition


  • New York State Bar via the Appellate Division, Second Department
  • Federal Eastern District of New York
  • Federal Southern District of New York
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County

What People Say

Client Reviews


I just want to recommend Richard Hochhauser to anyone in need of legal representation. He was so helpful, he didn’t leave me alone even though he had to wait over 4 hours at the court house with me just to speak to another counselor. He was very honest and responsive. Thank God I found him.


MAY 2021


I have had a revocation driving license for 5 years after l got my license back, l was required to install an ignition key interlock system. l asked different DUI lawyers, l went to the DMV, my probation officer, nobody gave me any answer. I've googled "DUI lawyer" and his number popped up and he got me the answer that nobody could, and he didn’t even charge me. God bless this guy.




Richard explained the matters of my case thoroughly and was professional and effective in dealing with the charges I was facing. Ultimately getting the docket dismissed in its entirety.  I would highly recommend procuring his services.