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Poughkeepsie Criminal Defense Attorneys

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Hudson Valley, New York Ready to Fight for You

If you’ve been charged with a crime in the Hudson Valley, your liberty is at stake and you need the best attorney representation. At McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC, our job is to defend your rights and fight your case in court in order to prevent a conviction.

Why Defense Attorneys Are Important in Criminal Justice System?

Defense attorneys are important in the criminal justice system because they ensure that the rights of the accused are protected and that justice is served. Defense attorneys play a critical role in assuring the criminal justice system is fair and impartial.

When facing charges, it’s important to know if you will be charged in state or federal court and to find an attorney who has the necessary experience. The trial lawyers at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson have extensive criminal law experience representing clients in both courts. Our practice is highly trusted and known for achieving the best possible results for our clients.

Facing Criminal Charges

Often, people learn they are facing criminal charges only when contacted by federal or state authorities for an interview. Others learn of the charges when a complaint is filed. Having a defense attorney with experience on your side is critical to facing the charges, regardless of how these charges were initiated. The best time to hire a criminal defense attorney is the first moment you suspect that you are under investigation. Waiting until you’ve been arrested or asked to come in and tell your side of the story can leave you vulnerable.

Many people who face charges for the first time can find the process confusing., and authorities may not share all pertinent information. Our experience attorneys will be by your side throughout the process, ensuring that you are informed and understand the charges against you.

Whether the decision is made to fight the charges, or attempt to negotiate a settlement, an experienced criminal defense attorney can work within the system to accomplish the desired goals of the client. From reviewing the basis of the charges to evaluating the strength of the case to exploring possible defenses, at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson, we consider every potential challenge. We also consider viable solutions prior to trial and are prepared for any situation. 

Finding the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer for You

Being charged with a crime is a situation that should be taken seriously, starting with the attorney you choose to represent you in court.

Do Your Research. There are several questions you should ask while researching an attorney.

  • How long have they been practicing?
  • Are there any reviews of them?
  • What is their success rate?
  • Do they have a significant online presence?
  • Do they have experience regarding the type of crime for which you are being investigated or charged?

Meet Them. When you’ve found an attorney that you think will be able to represent you well, meet them. At McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson we offer free initial consultations to learn about you and your case.

Common Charges in Dutchess County, NY

Some of the most common charges that our clients come to us for include:

Being convicted for one any of these can have serious penalties, including heavy fines, jail time, difficulty finding future jobs and housing, and more. We will defend your rights and fight your case in court in order to prevent a conviction.

Contact Our Poughkeepsie Criminal Defense Attorneys Today

John Ventosa Esq and Steven Patterson Esq are the lead lawyers at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC.

John Ventosa is a former Senior Assistant Public Defender who has dedicated his career to helping people fight charges and preventing the abuse of governmental power. He understands both sides and can put his unique insights to work for your advantage.

Steven Patterson spent a number of years with the Dutchess County Public Defender’s Office and was the Chief Assistant at the Putnam County Legal Aid Society. As a result, he has defended thousands of individuals accused of crimes.

Whatever charges you face, McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson is prepared to review your case and outline your best legal options. Contact our law firm for an initial consultation.


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