Dutchess County Courts

Dutchess County occupies 825 square miles and lies between the Hudson River on the west, Connecticut on the east, Putnam County to the south and Columbia County to the north. It has a population of 293,000. There are two cities, twenty-one towns and eight villages within its borders. It is considered the northern most county in the New York Metropolitan area. The County features Hyde Park, the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hudson Highlands State Park, Taconic State Park, Bard College, Marist College, Vassar College, the Culinary Institute of America, Dutchess County Airport, Renegade Stadium and is home to the Hudson Valley Hawks basketball team.

The latest available crime statistics for Dutchess County show that in one year there were 6,300 incidents of serious crime ranging from 4,600 thefts through 6 murders. The County is served by the New York State Police and Dutchess County Sherriff’s Department, as well as by numerous local city, town and village police forces.

The Town of Poughkeepsie is the county seat of government. The Dutchess County Supreme, County Court, Family Court and Surrogates are all located there. The Supreme Court handles all kinds of matters. The County Court is mostly devoted to serious crimes. The Family Court handles family matters and the Surrogates Court presides over estate matters. The courthouses are located as follows:

Dutchess County Supreme Court, 10 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, (845) 486-2260.

Dutchess County Court, 10 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, (845) 486-2260.

Dutchess County Family Court, 50 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, (845) 486-2500.

Dutchess County Surrogates Court, 10 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, (845) 486-2235.

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.

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Dutchess County’s local city, town and village courts are as follows: