Dutchess County Attorney
From Poughkeepsie to the Connecticut border, Dutchess County is one of the most interesting places throughout the Hudson Valley. And since our law office is located right in New Windsor, we often travel throughout Dutchess County, getting to know the people, the communities, and the specific court systems in both big towns and small. We have helped numerous residents with their legal needs, and Dutchess County attorney Benjamin Greenwald is confident that he can help you too. Whether criminal defense, family law, personal injury, or more, you can call our New Windsor law office at (845) 567-4820 for a free consultation
Because our New Windsor law office is located just across the Hudson River from Dutchess County, we’d like to invite you to visit us to discuss your case and legal needs. Our address in New Windsor is 121 Executive Drive, Suite 200. If traveling from Dutchess County, you can click on the map below and enter your starting point for directions.
City Courts in Dutchess County
No matter the case, whether you’ve been charged with a DWI or drug crime or you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another, your case will most likely be heard in any of the city courts located in Dutchess County. In general, the city courts will hold arraignment hearings for felonies and handle, from start to finish, misdemeanor cases as well as lesser offenses. Also, the city courts will hear personal injury, family law, and other civil lawsuits involving claims up to $15,000. Higher value civil disputes and felonies will move up to County or Supreme Courts.
There are two city courts in Dutchess County, located in Poughkeepsie and Beacon. If you have questions regarding your case, you can call your attorney or the court’s clerk.
You can find the Poughkeepsie City Court at the following location:
City Court of Poughkeepsie
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
The City Court of Poughkeepsie is ADA accessible, and you can find both public and handicapped parking located beneath the building.
You can find the Beacon City Court at the following location:
City Court of Beacon
One Municipal Plaza, Suite 2
Beacon, NY 12508
The City Court of Beacon is ADA accessible, and you can find both public and handicapped parking located in front of the building.
Dutchess County Court
All felonies, ranging from felony DWI to first-degree murder, are heard at the Dutchess County Court located in Poughkeepsie. Furthermore, if you have a civil case (disputes, personal injury, etc) worth between $15,000 and $25,000, your case will also be heard in the Dutchess County Court. If your case is worth more than $25,000, your case will be held in the Dutchess County Supreme Court, which is located at the same address. It is important to note that family courts, which hear divorce, child support and custody, and other family law cases, are a separate entity.
The County Court is located at:
Dutchess Supreme and County Court
10 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
For directions to this court, click on the map below and enter your starting location:
The Law Office of Benjamin Greenwald – Your Dutchess County Attorneys
If you live in Dutchess County and you’ve been charged with a crime, or you need legal representation for a divorce, a landlord dispute, or any other reason, you’ll need a prominent and experienced Dutchess County attorney who can guide you through the legal process and provide industry-leading representation. Consultations are completely free and do not obligate you in any way. Give us a call today at (845) 567-4820.