Local Court Misdemeanors

Criminal Defense for Misdemeanors in Local Courts

If you're thinking of pleading guilty to a New York misdemeanor charge just to get it over with, you should probably think a little harder. Although you're not running any risk of a long prison term, the existence of a criminal record by itself can interfere with your education, your career, or even your access to housing.

Before paying the fine on a New York misdemeanor, discuss your potential defense strategies with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. You might have better options than you think. To explore the full range of your defense alternatives, contact the office of James M. Wagman, Attorney at Law . I offer free consultations, and my 25 years of experience with the resolution of misdemeanor charges in the Hudson Valley's town and village courts can give you a significant advantage.

Call 866-901-8742 in Catskill, New York

I represent adults and juveniles on misdemeanor charges in Greene County, Ulster County, Columbia County, Dutchess County and Albany County. Examples of the cases I handle include:

My main goal as a defense lawyer is to keep misdemeanor convictions off your criminal record. One option that works especially well for first offenders is adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACOD). This gives you a chance for eventual dismissal of the original charge if you can avoid trouble with the law for a specified period.

To learn how you can benefit from my experience with misdemeanor defense in the local courts of the Hudson Valley, contact my office in Catskill for a free consultation.