Successfully Defending Clients Against Charges For Decades
Dependable Criminal Defense Counsel In The Hudson Valley
If you’re facing serious criminal charges in Upstate New York, contact an experienced defense lawyer at the office of James M. Wagman, Attorney at Law. I offer free consultations and personalized client service that focuses on the best possible result under your specific facts.
Most of my practice has focused on criminal defense since I entered the legal profession more than 35 years ago. While serious traffic violations and DWI defense make up much of my work, I also represent people charged with serious felonies. My experience with local court practice up and down the Hudson Valley means that I can spot opportunities for retaining certain felony cases in town or village courts, where your exposure to punishment will be much lighter.
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I represent people facing a variety of misdemeanor and felony charges, including:
- Violent crimes, including assault and weapons offenses
- Drug crimes, including marijuana or methamphetamine possession or prescription fraud
- Property crimes
- Juvenile offenses
- College student offenses
- Sex crimes
- Domestic violence
- Repeat or felony DWI
- Serious traffic violations, including aggravated unlicensed operation or driving without insurance
- Reckless driving
- Criminal traffic violations
In many situations, our goal is to minimize the effect of the charge. One way to accomplish that will be adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACOD), which basically means that the charge will be dismissed if your stay out of trouble for a specified period after arrest. Not only will ACOD save you from needing to plead guilty or present your defense at trial, successful completion can make the record of your arrest and prosecution disappear.
As a lifelong resident of Catskill and Greene County, I know the local courts and I know how the procedures differ from one community to another. No matter where your case is pending, however, you can depend on me and my staff for personal attention and accessibility whenever you need us. Contact my office for additional information about my approach to client service in criminal defense.