DWI & Criminal Defense

I provide a unique approach to criminal defense from the dual perspective of a former 21 plus year State Trooper and a criminal defense attorney. A case or arrest typically starts with the officer on the street, well before a prosecutor is privy to the case and paperwork. I have over 20 years of experience on the streets, in courts and in the criminal justice system overall.”

Randall is a New York City native who currently resides in the Hudson Valley region. He attended and graduated from public schools. Before attending law school, Randall became a New York State Trooper at age 21. Following completion of rigorous State Police academy training which was his initial exposure and immersion into criminal law, Randall worked as a Trooper, Investigator and Senior Investigator in many areas of the state. Assignments included Binghamton, NYC, Buffalo and many neighboring cities, townships and regions.

Randall completed his undergraduate studies at Binghamton University with honors, graduating with a B.S. in Social Science (minor in Criminal Justice.) With 11 years of state police service, Randall attended the University at Buffalo School of Law while working full-time as a State Police Investigator.

After completing his Juris Doctorate in 3 years, Randall taught criminal justice part-time at Genesee Community College. He later pursued and was graduated with an LL.M. degree (Criminal Law) from the University at Buffalo School of Law. After an accomplished approximate 22 year State Police career primarily working complex criminal investigations at the state and federal levels, Randall was hired by the National Basketball Association (NBA), one of only four premier global professional sports leagues in the U.S.

At the NBA, Randall’s responsibilities, in part, included global risk management and developing security initiatives in emerging international markets in preparation for the league’s preseason games. Global highlights include security initiatives and planning associated with the U.S.A. Men’s Basketball Team’s travel and participation in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games (Beijing, China and London, England, respectively.) Major competencies include domestic criminal law, international security and risk-management planning in emerging markets (Asia; Africa, South America); Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and initiatives to minimize corporate exposure, a key consideration for companies with a global footprint.

Randall developed league security policy for dissemination to 450 NBA players, the league’s 30 teams, its Affiliates and arena security managers. He drafted curricula that guided players in significant brand-protection areas to include how to successfully handle police stops and encounters. Randall managed the league’s drug-testing program. Randall served as a Senior Manager, Director and Senior Director with the NBA. After close to 10 years with the league, Randall founded a boutique criminal defense law firm, The Inniss Firm, PLLC, which focuses on representing those charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), and other misdemeanor and felony offenses to include drug and weapons possession, larceny, assault (including domestic violence,) robbery, burglary, criminal mischief (damage to property) and much more.

As a former 21 year state trooper, experience lends itself to our firm handling traffic tickets as well (moving violations.) We proudly represents both local and over-the-road truck drivers and other fleet operators (i.e., the transportation sector to include livery cabs, Uber and Lyft operators and those with commercial driver’s licenses, commonly referred to as CDLs.)


Beyond defending those who face formal criminal charges, Randall guides clients who are the target of police investigations.

Put The Inniss Firm, PLLC, to work on your case! Call our office today at 845.533.0265.