Richard Hochhauser


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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 avvo.com.


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.


Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York

Merit Scholarship

Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship Recipient

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.

Service Area

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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

Named Top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Attorney by National Trial Lawyers

Selected to “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” for New York Metro – 2018

Awarded “Client’s Choice – Criminal Defense,” by avvo.com

Ranked “Top Attorney” by Avvo with a perfect 10.0 rating


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


Client Reviews

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Mr. Hochhauser has gotten me the best results in my case I could have asked for. He is truly caring about you and your case and very professional and was always present at all my court appearances. He not only takes care of your case but also makes sure that your personal life is ok. I can only highly recommend his services to anyone who is in need of excellent representation.
Thank You, Richard, my wife and I truly appreciate you.


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I hired Richard after my accident. What I liked the most about him is that he is very sincere no matter what. He has a way of explaining things with patience and dedication. He is a lawyer who responds to calls and texts quickly to me. The day I had court, he gave me immense security and that helped me to cope with that day, his dedication and way of giving me the support and security I needed since I was full of fears. Richard is an excellent lawyer dedicated to his work. I give him 5 stars and I recommend him because for me he is an attorney of integrity that gives you a feeling of trust and hope.


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I found Richard Hochhauser through a google search and I’m beyond thankful I decided to use him for my legal representation. Mr. Hochhauser helped me with a few different motor vehicle violations involving multiple townships. During the time of handling my cases, many of the courts were closed and/or extremely behind schedule due to the covid outbreak. Mr. Hochhauser stayed on top of my cases and kept me informed throughout the process. Richard Hochhauser had my charges either dismissed or greatly reduced to a lesser violation. Mr. Hochhauser always made himself available to me either by text or phone call. He did an amazing job for me and I’m so grateful for his hard work and expertise. Thank you, Richard Hochhauser.