Criminal Defense

If you’ve been charged with a crime in the Hudson Valley, your liberty is at stake and you need the best attorney representation available. 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.

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Hudson Valley, New York

When facing criminal 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 criminal defense lawyers at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson have extensive experience representing clients in both courts. Our practice is highly trusted and known for achieving great results for our clients.

Facing Criminal Charges

Some people learn they are facing criminal charges when contacted by federal or state authorities for an interview. Others learn of the charges when a criminal complaint is filed. Regardless of how criminal charges come to someone’s attention, having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is critical to facing the charges. 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 find themselves facing criminal charges have never been accused before. This can lead to a lot of confusion and miscommunication, as police will try to keep you in the dark. Our experience attorneys will be by your side throughout the process, ensuring that your 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 answer 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 knowledge regarding the crime you are being investigated/charged with?

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

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

  • DWI
  • Drug Offenses
  • Sex Offenses
  • Burglary
  • Theft/Larceny
  • Criminal Mischief

Being convicted for one of these crimes has 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.

Criminal Defense Lawyers

John Ventosa Esq and Steven Patterson Esq are the lead criminal 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 criminal 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 or your loved one are facing, McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson is prepared to review your case and outline your best legal options.

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With decades of experience handling local, state, and federal criminal defense cases, our Criminal Defense attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and getting the results you need to get on with your life.