Violent Crimes

Defense of Violent Crime Charges in the Hudson Valley

I'm Jim Wagman, a criminal defense lawyer with more than 25 years of trial experience. If you need advice about the best ways to develop and present your defense on charges of violent crime, contact my office in Catskill for a free consultation.

The starting point for an effective defense is a thorough review and evaluation of the evidence against you. My goal is to spot the weaknesses in the government's case that can open the door to reduced or compromised charges or dismissal. My job is to give you the advice and information you need to make an intelligent decision about pleading guilty or taking your defense to trial.

Call 866-901-8742 to Learn About Your Best Defense Options

I represent people who need advice about such violent crimes as:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Simple assault or battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Gun crimes and weapons offenses
  • Armed robbery
  • Vehicular manslaughter or assault charges related to DWI accidents
  • Juvenile assault offenses, including fighting at school
  • Road rage offenses on the New York Thruway

Although many violent crimes will be charged as felonies that expose you to the risk of prison, I do everything possible to keep the case against you in a local town or village court , where your exposure to punishment will be much lighter and your opportunities for resolving the charges on favorable terms will be much greater.

My experience with the local courts and law enforcement authorities in Greene County, Ulster County, Columbia County, Dutchess County and Albany County can give you an advantage in seeking reduced misdemeanor charges in borderline felony cases.

If you need legal advice about your options for resolving violent crime charges in New York's Hudson Valley, contact the office of James M. Wagman, Attorney at Law , for a free consultation in Catskill.