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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Hudson Valley, New York

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.

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 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 criminal complaint is filed. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney 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 criminal 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

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.

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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  • Attentive, proactive, and just all-around great firm!

    “A couple of years ago, I was in need of a great lawyer. I was in a lot of trouble and needed help in many ways. Mr. Ventosa was that lawyer. He provided me options, and help outside of the courtroom ...”

    - Will D.
  • Rare to find attorneys who will go the extra mile, are kind, and willing to emotionally support you.

    “This firm was tremendously helpful and caring. They were excellent, understanding, and thorough. I have recommended this firm to friends and will continue to do so.”

    - Catherine Q.
  • Chris is not only a brilliant attorney he's also a common sense, down-to-earth, business person.

    “He simply had my best interest as his guide. Superb lawyer, great guy!”

    - Former Client
  • Professional, Kind, Efficient, Responsive, Easy to Work With

    “He is calm and kind as well...and someone who will advocate for you. For me, I just felt a high level of trust in working with him. He has a high standard of integrity which I find is hard to come by these days.”

    - Former Client
  • Dan is friendly, patient, and personable, not traits I've come to expect in my experience with lawyers.

    “Dan and his whole staff have been very helpful in guiding me through the sale of my current house and purchase of my new home. They are always quick to respond to my inquiries and clarify anything I have concerns about.”

    - Former Client
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