My Experience is your Best Defense

New York Criminal Lawyer

James F. Hughes

Jim has 2 offices in upstate New York, where he successfully represents clients who have been arrested for DWI and criminal activities, with a strong emphasis on traffic violations, such as speeding, and driving with a suspended license. As a Saratoga criminal lawyer, he is highly respected and trusted by his peers in the legal community, and is familiar with the workings of all local courts.

If you are arrested in upstate New York for DWI / DUI or other criminal charges, including driving with a suspended license, or traffic violations such as speeding, and you want an outcome of NOT GUILTY, you need the prompt intervention of a competent lawyer who can minimize or eliminate the negative impact this arrest can have on the rest of your life. You need a Saratoga criminal lawyer who can save your license from suspension, or keep you out of jail if you are facing felony charges.


My experience in the criminal, DWI and vehicle and traffic field spans a period of 50 years, and includes 20 years with the New York State Police, and a 7 year term as City Court Judge in the city of Mechanicville. As a former zone sergeant with the New York State Police, I know how a police officer works and thinks, from the initial stop to the arrest. I know first-hand how the arrest process works, and I vigorously defend the motorist who has been arrested for traffic violations, misdemeanors and felonies, and driving while intoxicated.

As a former Mechanicville City Court Judge, I am intimately familiar with all aspects of the judicial process from the arraignment and plea bargaining, to the trial and sentencing. Entrust me with your legal problems and you will have a Saratoga criminal attorney who knows the law from more than one side. You will have my personal attention, and will always be treated with dignity and respect. When I take care of your legal problems you can be confident that you are in good hands.

New York DWI, Criminal and Traffic Ticket LawyerInterstate 87

My offices are located in Clifton Park and Ballston Lake, 15 minutes from Schenectady, Saratoga and Troy, and within one mile of Interstate 87. The Adirondack Northway (I-87) extends from Albany to the US/Canada border. I have been providing legal services since 1987 in the capital district in upstate New York.

Call today for a free legal consultation. I will evaluate your problem and recommend a course of action.

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Phone numbers: (518) 371-1299 & (888) 371-1299