Our Criminal Lawyers
If you’ve been charged with a crime in the Hudson Valley, your liberty is at stake and you need the best attorney representation available. At McCabe Martin Coleman & Ventosa PLLC, our job is to defend your rights and fight your case in court in order to prevent a conviction.
John Ventosa Esq, the lead criminal lawyer at McCabe Martin Coleman & Ventosa PLLC, is a former Senior Assistant Public Defender who has dedicated his career to helping people fight criminal charges and preventing the abuse of governmental power. He understands both sides and can put his unique insights to work for your advantage.
Credentials and Experience
Here are just a few of John Ventosa’s credentials:
- Felony and Misdemeanor Jury Trial experience.
- A Wealth of Experience Defending All Types of Felonies & Misdemeanors
- Former Senior Assistant Public Defender in Dutchess County
- Focuses exclusively on Criminal Defense Law
Whatever charges you or your loved one are facing, Mr. Ventosa is prepared to review your case and outline your best legal options. Contact him now for a free legal strategy session.
Dutchess County Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Any kind of criminal drug charge can understandably cause serious concerns about the long-term consequences of a conviction. John Ventosa is a former Senior Assistant Public Defender for Dutchess County and has handled hundreds of drug cases, including representing clients at trial for felony-level drug sales. He helps people who are facing all types of drug charges, including possession, distribution, importation and manufacturing. You need a criminal lawyer that will fight for and protect your rights.
Drunk driving charges should be taken seriously. Under recent changes to New York State Law, multiple alcohol or drug-related driving convictions can leave you without a driver’s license for the rest of your life. Let us help you fight your charges and protect your driver’s license.
New York has strict gun laws that include stiff penalties for convicted defendants, including mandatory State Prison sentences. The state takes these offenses very seriously, and the prosecution often relies on inherently unreliable DNA evidence to secure a conviction. During his time as a Senior Assistant Public Defender, John Ventosa handled countless gun charges and gained experience litigating DNA cases. You need help from an experienced criminal defense attorney like John Ventosa if you are facing gun possession charges.
Crimes involving property– rather than harm to a person– typically carry less severe consequences upon conviction. However, a property crime conviction could still have a negative effect on your personal life, your career and your financial future. Talk to John Ventosa about your legal options for fighting a property crime charge.
Being charged with a sex crime is frightening, particularly in today’s world where not only “no” means “no”. A conviction for a sex offense is accompanied by mandatory registration on the sex offender registry for a minimum of twenty years, and potentially for life. If you’ve been charged with a sex crime, you have the right to have your side of the story heard and deserve an advocate who will fight to protect your freedom and reputation. John Ventosa has successfully defended numerous individuals who have been charged with a sex offense.
Criminal Record Sealing
Recent changes to New York State Law now allow an individual to have up to two eligible misdemeanors, or one eligible misdemeanor and felony charge, expunged from your record. John Ventosa believes that people should have the chance to have a clean slate after paying their debt to society. Talk to him now about your options for sealing your criminal record.
Juvenile Criminal Charges
Has your child been charged with a crime in New York? John Ventosa has represented juveniles on charges ranging from simple violations to violent felonies.
If you are facing domestic violence charges, your career and personal future is at stake. Domestic violence convictions can also have serious impacts on your family, which can continue on for years after your case is over. John Ventosa understands the seriousness of these charges and is prepared to help you develop a strong defense.
Superior Court Offenses
In New York, Superior Courts hear cases involving more serious criminal charges. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent your rights in a Superior Court case. John Ventosa is an experienced Superior Court practitioner who has handled all aspects of Superior Court representation, including jury trials.
Grand Larceny & Theft Charges
A successful conviction on Grand Larceny charges may mean prison time, jail time, fines, probation and other penalties. It may also have lasting effects on your ability to move, get a job, and move on with your life. You should talk to Criminal Defense attorney John Ventosa about your legal options if you’re facing Grand Larceny charges or Petty Theft in New York.
Violent crimes like armed robbery, assault and battery, kidnapping and murder carry some of the heaviest punishments. Most violent crimes have mandatory State Prison sentences if you are convicted. John Ventosa is very experienced in representing clients charged with violent crimes You have a right to a strong defense if you are accused of committing a violent crime and it is critical that you contact an experienced attorney like John Ventosa to discuss your case.
So-called “white-collar crimes” may not directly cause the same harm as violent crimes, but a conviction could land you in State Prison.. Charges like fraud, embezzlement, extortion, corruption, or any other type of white-collar crime require a strong defense. Talk to John Ventosa today if you’ve been charged with a white-collar crime.
With decades of experience handling local, state, and federal criminal defense cases, our Criminal Defense attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and getting the results you need to get on with your life.