Hudson Valley Criminal Defense Lawyer

Experienced Defense Guidance from a Former Prosecutor

When it comes to criminal defense, you’ll exponentially improve your chances of a win by choosing legal representation from a credentialed criminal defense attorney with a track record for winning tough cases.

That’s Thomas J. Melanson.

Tom doesn’t like to lose. He’s known in the legal world as a defense attorney few prosecutors want to do battle with. He’s a master negotiator at the plea bargain table, and a fearless performer in a trial environment, with the confidence to take on even the most aggressive prosecutors.

NCDD National College for DUI Defense: Thomas J Melanson
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys 2017® Recipient Award
Best of Poughkeepsie 2018 Profile Series

Knowledge of the Law, the Process and Your Defense

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, the investment you make in your legal defense will prove invaluable. You need an attorney who will bury himself in the components of your case until he uncovers and discredits every possible detail that might be used against you; someone who knows how the prosecution and police are building their case, someone who understands the back end of the process and has valuable insights on the kinds of case intricacies most attorneys are not privy to. Being a former prosecutor himself gives Tom exactly those insights. He knows what the other side’s doing and he knows how to break it down. And he’s passionate about quality customer services. He gives you and your case the undivided attention it requires, making sure you understand exactly what’s happening every step of the way.

If you have been–or think you might soon be–charged with a criminal offence, don’t wait to see what might happen. Doing nothing leads to greater problems down the road. And don’t try to plead your case with the police. You risk saying something that will harm you, rather than help you.

Call a respected and dedicated criminal attorney, and get your defense process started, the sooner the better.

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