Beacon City Court

The City of Beacon occupies 5 square miles in southwest Dutchess County, New York, with a population of 16,000. Beacon suffered a severe economic decline from the 1970’s through the late 1990’s. About eighty percent of commercial establishments closed. It is currently undergoing a rebirth. It is home to Dia: Beacon, one of the world's largest contemporary art museums. The Hudson Valley Hawks of the National Professional Basketball League are based in Beacon.

The crime rate in Beacon is 4 on a scale of 1 to 10. Lower means less crime. The U.S. average is 3. By comparison, New York City rates a 6. The City of Beacon has its own police force. It is also served by the New York State Police and Dutchess County Sherriff’s Departments. The Beacon City Court handles mostly criminal and traffic matters. It also had jurisdiction over landlord and tenant disputes, building code violations and small claims. A typical criminal calendar includes matters such as DWI and DUI, petit larceny, assault, harassment, trespass, unlicensed operation and drug possession. It is located as follows:

Beacon City Court, One Municipal Plaza, Beacon, NY 12508, Phone (845) 838-5030, Fax (845) 838-5041,

If you are a suspect or arrested for a crime it is vital that you obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Most offenders in the local courts are new to the criminal justice system and have no idea how it works. They are typically intimidated by the police and completely unaware of their rights or how to exercise them. The Law Office of Jared Altman can assist you throughout every stage of the proceeding. Criminal defense attorney Jared Altman is thoroughly experienced and will personally handle the details of your criminal or DWI case from its initial investigation through trial and appeal if warranted. He will assert your rights and ensure that you are afforded every benefit the criminal justice system can be made to offer an accused.

So please contact Mr. Altman by either email or phone. Take advantage of decades of legal experience. Mr. Altman offers free telephone consultations.