Phone: 845-876-3858 Fax: 845-876-8265
Traffic Calendar: Third Thursday of the month at
Criminal Calendar: First and Second Thursday of the month at
Traffic Tickets: Prosecuted by the officer who issued the ticket
Criminal Prosecutions: Dutchess County District Attorney's Office
Judges: Hon. William Sanchez and Hon. John Kane Jr.
The major thoroughfares in the Town of
Both town justices have "traffic calendars," which are devoted to adjudicating traffic tickets. The NYS Police are prohibited from negotiating plea bargains on traffic violations. Unfortunately, no special town prosecutor has been appointed to deal with tickets written by the NYS police. As such, Trooper tickets will likely have to go to trial, since they are unable to negotiate. One of the judges is a former police officer.
Local police officers generally prosecute their own tickets. Most tickets are resolved through plea bargains.
The wait to speak to speak to the officers is typically not very long. Less than a 1 hour wait is usual. Attorneys are permitted to appear without their clients being present for traffic court.
All criminal prosecutions are handled by the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office. The Dutchess DA's office has taken a fairly hard line on DWI prosecutions. In 2009 there were more than 3000 alcohol related driving arrests impaired or intoxicated driving (DWI, DWAI, DWAI-D) in Dutchess County. Both the NYS Police and the Dutchess County Sheriff's Department made numerous arrests. Most arrests occurred after dark with many taking place after . Police officers assume that many drivers who are out after have consumed alcohol and or drugs. As a result they are looking for any lawful reason to pull drivers over in order to investigate possible DWI incidents. Alcohol checkpoints were established several times by state and local police.
In addition to DWI and DWAI, numerous arrests were made for Driving While Impaired by Drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation
and Driving With a Suspended Registration. All of these offenses are "criminal" violations of the law and, as a result are prosecuted
by the Dutchess County District Attorney's office. Non-DWI cases are handled by local Assistant District Attorneys, but DWI
cases are handled by three "DWI Prosecutors" working out of the DA's office in
One judge in
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