New Paltz Courts Defense Attorney

Defending Traffic Tickets and Criminal Charges in New Paltz

If you're charged with traffic violations, DWI or drug crimes in New Paltz, you stand to benefit from the advice of a lawyer who is familiar with the city courts there. For a free consultation about your options for resolving the charges on favorable terms, contact the office of James M. Wagman, Attorney at Law, in Catskill, New York.

Call 866-901-8742 for Legal Advice in New Paltz

My criminal defense practice focuses on the resolution of misdemeanor and minor felony charges in the local courts of the Hudson Valley. With a significant student population in New Paltz, my clients there often need help with underage drunk driving offenses, marijuana possession charges and such common campus crimes as disorderly conduct or vandalism.

With over 30 years of experience, I can help you find practical alternatives to traffic ticket fines and misdemeanor guilty pleas that will protect your record and future options. I handle such cases as:

In some situations, the prosecutor will have the discretion to file your case either as a felony or a misdemeanor. My goal will be to make sure that your case stays in the city court, where your exposure to punishment will be much lighter and your options for compromising the charge on acceptable grounds will be considerably greater.

A realistic objective on some cases charged in New Paltz will be ACOD, or adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. This means that the prosecutor will take no further action on your case for a period of six months. If you don't get into additional trouble in the meantime, the original case is dismissed. ACOD basically amounts to informal probation prior to a guilty plea or conviction at trial. If you successfully complete ACOD, your record will stay clean.

To learn more about my experience with the resolution of traffic cases, student offenses and other criminal charges in New Paltz and the Hudson Valley, contact my office in Catskill for a free consultation.