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William V. Grady

  Appeals Bureau    -   Bridget R. Steller, Chief Assistant District Attorney

Phone: (845) 486-2300

The Appeals Bureau is responsible for handling the appeals on any criminal case argued in the County Court, Appellate Division, Court of Appeals and any of the Federal Courts, including the United States Supreme Court.




  DWI Bureau    -   Edward Whitesell, Bureau Chief

Phone: (845) 486-2300
Fax: (845) 486-2324

The DWI Bureau prosecutes through trial those offenders who, while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, are charged with Driving While Intoxicated, and in addition, those intoxicated offenders who injure or take the lives of innocent victims through their reckless or negligent conduct.




  Justice Court Bureau    -   Edward McLoughlin, Bureau Chief

Phone: (845) 486-2300
Fax: (845) 486-6512

The Justice Court Bureau prosecutes, through trial, all misdemeanor offenses committed in any of the twenty towns, eight villages and two cities in Dutchess County, as well as all felonies not specifically handled by the Narcotices, Major Crimes, Special Victims and DWI Bureaus.




  Major Crimes Bureau    -   Frank Chase, Bureau Chief

Phone: (845) 486-2300
Fax: (845) 486-2344

The Major Crimes Bureau prosecutes through trial, all Violent Felony Offenders and Career Criminals (those with prior felony convictions and/or significant misdemeanor histories) charged with felony offenses.




  Narcotics Bureau    -   Matthew Weishaupt, Bureau Chief

Phone: (845) 486-2300
Fax: (845) 486-2344

The Narcotics Bureau prosecutes through trial all felony drug cases as a result of arrests by law enforcement agencies or the Dutchess County Drug Task Force.




  Special Victims Bureau    -   Marjorie Smith, Bureau Chief

Phone: (845) 486-2300
Fax: (845) 486-6512

The Special Victims Bureau prosecutes through trial Sex Offense cases, including Child Sex Abuse, Domestic Violence crimes and Elder Abuse cases.

See the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office's - Sex Offender Search facility for information about certain convicted sex offenders.  This information is provided by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office in accordance with New York State Corrections Law, Article 6-C, entitled Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).





 

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