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James Francis Hughes

James Francis Hughes

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

James Hughes

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About Me

I followed my dream, and entered law school after completing 20 years in the New York State Police, retiring as a patrol supervisor. Entrust me with your legal problems and you will have the benefit of my 40+ years experience in the criminal and vehicle and traffic field. You will have my personal attention, and will always be treated with dignity and respect.


 


Practice Areas





  • Vehicle and Traffic Violations

  • DWI - Drunk Driving

  • Criminal Law

  • Misdemeanor and Felony Arrests







Education



  • National Judicial College, Drug and Alcohol Certification

  • Albany Law School Union University,  J.D.

  • Russell Sage College, B.S.  Criminal Science

  • Hudson Valley Community College, A.A.S.  Police Science

  • New York State Police Academy







Professional & Bar Association Memberships



  • New York State Bar Association

  • New York State Magistrates Association

  • Saratoga County Domestic Violence Task Force

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • Clifton Park Elks







Legal Experience



  • Town Justice, Town of Clifton Park, NY

  • Retired City Court Judge, Mechanicville, NY

  • New York State Police (20 years) – retired as zone sergeant

  • Law Guardian representing children in custody and visitation matters (20 years)

  • New York State Magistrates certification program instructor


  • General Practice of law with emphasis on

    • Vehicle and Traffic tickets

    • DWI / Drunk Driving defense

    • Criminal matters









Publications



  • Authored a Manual for Conducting Criminal DWI Jury Trials, used extensively by New York State Judges.






 


 MY EXPERIENCE IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE.


 




 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    27 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    27 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
    27 years

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Contact Info

James F. Hughes, Attorney

Po Box 1197
313 Ushers Road
Clifton Park, NY, 12065-0804

James F. Hughes

313 Ushers Road
PO Box 1197
TOLL FREE, NY, 12065-0804

James F. Hughes

PO box 1197
233 Tallow Wood Drive
Clifton Park, NY, 12065-2815

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judicial Hearing OfficerNY State2010 - Present
City Court JudgeCity of Mechanicville2004 - 2010
Town JusticeTown of Clifton Park1982 - Present
TrooperNew York State Police1961 - 1981

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Former NY State TroopersN/A1981 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Magistrates AssociationN/AN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Manual for Conducting Criminal DWI Jury TrialsConducting Criminal DWI Jury TrialsN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NYS Magistrates Certification Program InstructorCertification ProgramN/A
NY State Police AcademyMock Trial JudgeN/A
Albany Law School Mock TrialMock Trial JudgeN/A