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Wappingers Falls Village Court

Phone (845) 297-6777
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Mailing Address Wappingers Falls Village Court
Seven Mill St, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Attorney Advertisement Angela Zagreda (914) 946-4900
Street Address 7 Mill St, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Comments
We're told that Justice McDonald served 8 months in a Federal prison in 1982 for selling illegal guns to undercover agents. He was part of group that tried to sell single-shot weapons that looked like ballpoint pens during an undercover sting in Fort Lee, NJ. Seems kind of odd so we're not completely sure about this.
About the area
Half of the village is located in the Town of Wappinger, and the other half is in the town of Poughkeepsie, using the Wappinger Creek as the dividing line between the towns within the village. The often scenic US Route 9 and NY State Route 9D passes through the village. Might be a bedroom community for people who work in NYC. Just a hunch? No, I have family that does this.
Hours of Operation Office hours are 9-3pm Mon - Fri.
Judges
The Honorable Raymond Chase Jr is the Village Justice, and Charles McDonald was replaced by Judge Vincent Francese as Acting Village Justice (but per comment no longer).
Prosecutors
Dutchess County DAs; village officers prosecute their own cases. Apparently Troopers handle their own tickets and will try every case with no deals. We suspect that attorneys may be able to persuade the judge with the right motions on papers, but we could be wrong.
Type Of Cases Local ordinance violations and minor offenses. Speeding tickets on the 9s, of course.
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Apr 21 2008 11:55:59: As of 2008, NYS Troopers cannot reduce or negotiate fines for V&T summons in accordance with new NYS Police SOP.
Feb 28 2008 03:03:26: Mcdonald is no longer a judge in that court
Feb 28 2008 03:01:55: Judge Vincent Francese ,who retired 18 years ago,just replaced Judge McDonald two months ago. Cases Traffic,Village Police prosecute trafficinfractions. The Dutchess County DA prosecutes all Misd cases. Cases are speed,Rt 9 Rt 9D and Commercial Vehicle tickets, Village Police will plea bargin cases. NYS Troopers will not and go to trial on all cases