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Dutchess County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Experience and Aggressive Representation to Serve You!

Have you recently been arrested for a criminal offense in Dutchess County or are you the target of a pre-file investigation? Whether you have received a traffic ticket, been arrested for DUI, or are under investigation for a serious crime, we suggest you contact a Dutchess County attorney from Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP right away to arrange a free initial consultation. Our legal team has 65 years of combined experience working in the local state and federal courts and we would be honored to advocate on your behalf. As authors of several National Bestselling books on Criminal Defense and DUI Defense, our attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in these areas.

Former Assistant District Attorneys Helping You!

Our attorneys are former Assistant District Attorneys, which means we known prosecution and we know defense.

Over the years and throughout our legal careers, we have come to closely know:

  • Dutchess County courts (Dutchess Supreme and County Court)
  • Dutchess County prosecutors
  • Dutchess County Court judges (Hon. Peter M. Forman, AJSC and Hon. Stephen Greller, AJSC)
  • Dutchess County Supreme Court judges (Hon. James V. Brands, Hon, James D. Pagones, AJSC, Hon. Maria G. Rosa, and Hon. Christine A. Sproat)
  • Courtroom personnel

We find these relationships as well as the mutual respect we have developed with our peers comes in particularly useful when negotiating plea bargains on behalf of our clients, and the quality of these relationships has proven invaluable over the years.

We are members of the criminal court assigned counsel programs. This means that we provide quality legal representation to those who cannot afford legal counsel upon appeal, but who are legally entitled to such representation. We care about everyone in the court system and we believe in ensuring that their voices are heard before the judge and jury, and we are glad to provide this service.

Proudly Serving Dutchess County Residents

As former Assistant District Attorneys with 65 years combined experience, and as members of the assigned counsel programs who are frequently called upon by the courts, we are well-versed in New York State and federal laws. We are also intimately familiar with the inner workings of the court system and the individuals who work within it. Should you need legal representation with a criminal law matter, we will ensure that you receive tenacious and aggressive legal representation.

We understand how stressful criminal charges are on a person and their family and we will provide you with viable strategies and solutions. Our firm will exhaust every resource to make sure that you stand the best possible chance of obtaining a favorable case outcome regardless of the charges against you.

Dutchess County Information

The Dutchess County Supreme and County Court is open for business Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. It is located at 10 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The courthouse can be reached at (845) 431-1710. The Dutchess County jail is nearby at the following address: 150 N Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today!

Whether you have been charged with a serious offense or are battling a traffic ticket, look to our Dutchess County criminal defense lawyers. OUr traffic ticket defense team should be the first direction you turn when cited.

We can go to court for you so you don't have to and we can fight to:

  • Reduce fines
  • Avoid violation points
  • Eliminate any threat of license suspension

Regardless of your situation we will immediately engage in a painstaking analysis of the situation and identify the best possible strategies for your case.

To find out more about how we can protect your rights and resolve your legal matter, contact us by calling (914) 840-5104 to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team.

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Why You Should Choose Our Law Firm

  • Experience & Perspective

    65+ years of combined experience, including criminal prosecution

  • Published Legal Authors

    Co-authored national bestsellers on DWI and criminal defense

  • Award Winning

    Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Family Law and Criminal Defense

  • Premier Counsel

    Selection for Super Lawyers® (top 5% of New York attorneys)

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Read What Our Clients Have To Say:

  • “Outstanding lawyers. You have got to talk to them!”

    Former Client
  • “They are winners!”

    Former Client
  • “He defended me successfully and I was found not guilty. I am grateful to Andrew for seeking and defending justice.”

    Former Client
  • “I am most appreciative of how he takes time to discuss & clarify the issues, details & possible outcome of the case.”

    Richie G.
  • “I have worked with Keith Brown and he always took the time to answer my questions. He always had a plan for me and explained everything clearly.”

    Jason B.
  • “Delivered the on the results!”

  • “The result was everything I wanted no criminal convictions and most of the charges were just dismissed.”

    Former Client
  • “David Sachs is a fantastic lawyer and overall good guy”

  • “The best part was anytime I needed to speak with Andrew, he was available and always offered to answer my questions even on weekends.”

    Former Client
  • “As far as lawyers go, Mr. Sachs is an "11 out of 10"”

    Carl S.
  • “One was reduced from 6 points to 2 and the other one was dismissed. Overall, I am satisfied with Andrew's services.”

    Jimmy T.
  • “I am grateful for having the opportunity to have such thorough and confident representation and would highly recommend the law firm of Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP because with this particular team, you will receive nothing but the best quality when it comes”

    Robert C.
  • “David gave me the feeling that I was going to be well protected in my trumped up, ridiculously racist criminal charges against me.”

    Darius L.
  • “Thank you for saving my driving record.”

    Former Client
  • “He is very responsive and clearly knows what he is doing.”

    Former Client