Address:1215 Centre Road (
Phone: 845-266-5988 Fax: 845-266-3335
Court Calendar: Thursdays
Traffic Tickets: Prosecuted by Special Town Prosecutor (State Police) or local officers.
Criminal Prosecutions: Dutchess County District Attorney's Office
Judges: Hon. Barbara Seelback & Hon. Russel Tompkins
All criminal prosecutions are handled by the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office. Following a tragic
8 fatality accident on the Taconic in 2009 the Dutchess DA's office has taken a fairly hard line on DWI prosecutions.
In 2009 there were more than 3000 alcohol related driving arrests impaired or intoxicated driving (DWI, DWAI, DWAI-D) in Dutchess
County. Both the NYS Police and the Dutchess County Sheriff's Department made numerous arrests. Most
arrests occurred after dark with many taking place after . Police officers assume that many driver's who are out
after have consumed alcohol and or drugs. As a result they are looking for any lawful reason to pull drivers over in
order to investigate possible DWI incidents. Alcohol checkpoints were established several times by the a combined task
force of NYS Police and
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 and, as a result are prosecuted by the Dutchess County District Attorney's office. Non-DWI cases are handled by local Assistant District Attorney's, but DWI cases are handled by three "DWI Prosecutors" working out of the DA's office in Poughkeepsie.
Neither judge in Clinton Town Court is an attorney, but both are diligent about protecting defendant's rights.
For more information about DWI, click here.
To read some Frequently Asked Questions about DWI, click here.
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Law Offices of Glenn W. Magnell
Defense Attorneys for Criminal, DWI, DUI & Traffic Offenses
Phone: 845-294-0585 Fax: 888-724-5470
No Cost, No Obligation Consultation on all cases