Poughkeepsie City Court

The City of Poughkeepsie is the county seat of Dutchess county occupying 5.7 square miles in west-central Dutchess County. It has a population of about 32,750. The city is home to the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the Poughkeepsie Civic Center. It is the principal city of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown metropolitan area. The Poughkeepsie Journal is the country’s third oldest surviving newspaper.

The Crime Rate in the City of Poughkeepsie is 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. Lower means less crime. The U.S. average is 4. By comparison, New York City rates a 6.  The city has quite a bit of violent crime. The City of Poughkeepsie has its own police department. It is also served by the New York State Police and the Dutchess County Sheriff. The Poughkeepsie Court handles mostly criminal and traffic matters. It also has 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:

Poughkeepsie City Court, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601, (845) 483-8200.

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 over three decades of legal experience. Mr. Altman offers free telephone consultations.