Phone: 518-398-7690 Fax: 518-398-6161
Traffic Calendar: Wednesdays at
Criminal Calendar: Wednesdays at
Traffic Tickets: Prosecuted by Columbia County District Attorney’s Office or the officer who issued the ticket
Criminal Prosecutions: Columbia County District Attorney's Office
Judges: Hon. Tia Denenberg and Hon. Fred Schultz
Unlike many other defense attorneys I am NOT a former Assistant District Attorney nor a former police officer. I don't judge our clients, I just defend them. In fact, I came to the practice of law as a second career. Prior to becoming an attorney I spent 20 years as a business executive, eventually running a large subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company. While those years in private business were challenging and rewarding, there came time that I wanted to do something different and more directly related to assisting other people. So, I left the business world, went to law school, passed the New York State bar exam and became a practicing attorney. You can read my full bio here and meet our staff here.
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Defense Attorneys for Criminal, DWI, DUI & Traffic Offenses
Phone: 845-294-0585 Fax: 888-724-5470
No Cost, No Obligation Consultation on all cases
Traffic Enforcement & Prosecution
The major thoroughfare through the Town of
Both town justices have "traffic calendars," which are devoted to adjudicating traffic tickets. The NYS Police are prohibited from negotiating plea bargains on traffic violations. As a result, the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office handles tickets written by the NYS police. 95% of state police tickets are adjudicated through plea bargains with the prosecutor. The Prosecutor and both judges are reasonable about plea bargains as long as the speed is not too high.
Local police officers generally prosecute their own tickets, though the prosecutor may substitute for them. Again, most tickets are resolved through plea bargains.
Expect a line of people waiting to talk to the prosecutor about a plea bargain. A 1 hour wait is typical. Attorneys are permitted to appear without their clients being present for traffic court.
For more information about speeding and other traffic offenses, click here.
To read some Frequently Asked Traffic Law questions, click here.
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Criminal Law Enforcement & Prosecution
All criminal prosecutions are handled by the Columbia County District Attorney's Office. Following a
tragic 8 fatality accident on the Taconic in 2009 the
In addition to DWI and DWAI, numerous arrests were made for Driving While Impaired by Drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and Driving With a Suspended Registration. All of these offenses are "criminal" violations of the law.
For information about having the Law Office of Glenn Magnell represent you,click here.