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Alan L. Joseph, Esq.
Alan Joseph

261 Greenwich Avenue
Goshen NY 10924
(845) 294-1100

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Alan L. Joseph, Esq.

Experience counts when the stakes are high.  I have the experience you need when your stakes are high and you are looking for a skilled DUI / DWI attorney, traffic ticket lawyer, criminal defense lawyer, or real estate attorney.  I serve clients in Goshen, New York, Monroe, Bloomingburg, Chester, Montgomery, New Winsor, Warwick, Monticello, Port Jervis and throughout the Hudson Valley, including Orange County, Sullivan County, Middletown, and Newburgh.

At the Law Office of Alan L. Joseph, we are experienced at working with clients from all walks of life, in a wide variety of legal matters.  I provide counsel and representation for both individuals and business clients in matters of:

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Alan L. Joseph

Most people do not often require legal services.  However, when the situation arises where legal services would be advisable, you want to be sure that the lawyer you choose has the experience and expertise to handle that particular situation effectively.

As a former Chief Assistant District Attorney, I stand ready to provide professional, personalized services to accommodate your specific needs.  I handle a wide range of cases including DWI, criminal, traffic, personal injury, family law, corporate and business as well as real estate.  I will be glad to take the time with you to discuss your particular needs, and, in most cases, offer a free consultation.  During this initial meeting, I will explain your legal options, and, based on my experience in the field of law, will also counsel you on the projected outcome of your specific case.

Although a courtroom experience may be an anxious occurrence for most of us, I do my utmost to put clients at ease whenever possible.  Contact me for an appointment or more information.  My knowledge of law and my commitment to your best interest will assure you that you have made a wise choice.

Current Employment Position(s):
Sole Practitioner
Areas Of Practice:
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Child Support
Criminal Law
Custody & Visitation
Family Law
Litigation & Appeals
Medical Malpractice
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
Real Estate Law
Traffic Violations
Organized Crime Task Force, State of New York, 1983-1991
Organized Crime and Narcotics, 1989
Bar Admissions:
New York, 1980
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1991
Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York

Wilmington College, Wilmington, DE, 1974
Honors: magna cum laude
Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Sullivan County Legal Aid Society, 1980 - 1983
Member and Staff Attorney
Orange County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York State Defenders Association
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Past Employment Positions:
Orange County, Assistant District Attorney, 1983 - 1991
Orange County, Chief Assistant, 1985 - 1991
Birth Information:
December 28, 1953, Monticello, New York, United States of America

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Firm Overview


New York Drunk Driving Defense Law Firm  
At the Law Office of 
Alan L. Joseph, we see ourselves as a family law firm, because we treat our clients as if they were family members.  We help people, whether in trouble or transition, from all walks of life.  Many of our clients come from Goshen, New York City, Hudson Valley, Orange County (NY), Sullivan County, Middletown, or Newburgh, NY.

Perhaps you were driving through Orange County, New York and were arrested for drunk driving.  Who has the experience to handle your case vigorously and respectfully?  My background as a former chief assistant to the district attorney gives me unique qualifications to ensure that your rights are protected, and your case gets the fairest treatment possible.

Goshen, Orange County, NY Traffic Violations Lawyer

Likewise, my experience as a former prosecutor gives me a perspective on traffic tickets that not many attorneys have.  I know the laws and the tricks of the trade on the part of law enforcement, courts, juries, and judges.  I can put this knowledge and experience to work for your benefit when you are faced with excessive charges, penalties, or fees related to traffic violations.

New York Criminal Defense Law Firm

My philosophy concerning your criminal charges is simple: your defense deserves to be heard.  I have an excellent track record in getting the fairest treatment possible for my criminal defense clients.

NY Real Estate Attorney

My office staff and I are well known for our courteous, caring, communicative style when it comes to real estate transactions or litigation.  Whether you are buying or selling property, facing a partition action, or trying to arrange a commercial real estate lease, contact us to discuss how we can handle all the legal aspects of your real estate matter.

Law Office of Alan L. Joseph
261 Greenwich Avenue
Goshen, NY  10924
Phone:  (845) 294-1100
Fax:  (845) 294-1447

Practice Area

Practice Area Overview

Orange County New York Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are accused of any criminal matter from DUI to murder, I will defend you zealously, aggressively and vigorously to the full extent that the law allows.  I will go to court for anyone.  I have tried cases in courts all over New York, with remarkable results for many of my clients.

Our primary areas of practice include

We consider our clients to be valuable neighbors as they come to us from Goshen, New York, Hudson Valley, Orange County (NY), Sullivan County, Middletown, or Newburgh, NY.  As neighbors, we care about you.  We are eager to put our competence to work for you in every corner of the local and state legal system, from police stations to courthouses.

Goshen Divorce Settlement Lawyer

At the Office of Alan L. Joseph, we consider ourselves to be a family law firm helping families.  Yes, we do divorces, adoptions and other family matters.  But in all of our many other areas of practice, we also take care to consider the impact on the family of the party to any legal transaction or case.   

NY Real Estate Law Firm

We are competent in matters such as real estate litigation as well: for example, in partition actions, where one co-owner forces another to sell.

When your stakes are high, contact us to take advantage of our experience.  Contact us for a free initial consultation regarding your legal issue in New York.

Law Office of Alan L. Joseph
261 Greenwich Avenue
Goshen, NY  10924
Phone:  (845) 294-1100
Fax:  (845) 294-1447

Criminal Defense


Goshen, New York Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Law Office of Alan L. Joseph champions the rights of the accused in New York criminal defense cases.  We consider the rights and the needs of your entire family as we represent you before courts throughout the state.  Many of our clients come from Goshen, New York, Hudson Valley, NY, Orange County, NY, Sullivan County, NY, Middletown, or Newburgh, NY.

New York Drug Crime Trial Attorney

Maybe you have been charged with a drug crime involving cocaine, heroin, or marijuana.  Maybe you stand accused of rape or sexual assault.  Perhaps you are accused of burglary, weapons possession, larceny, or theft.  You may have been implicated for embezzlement, fraud, or robbery.   Maybe you are even accused of murder or homicide.

Whatever the charge against you, in all criminal defense cases, I will represent you aggressively and make sure all your Constitutional rights are protected.  I will try to keep you out of jail on bail when that’s possible.  I will attempt to negotiate the best disposition of your case that I can.  

Orange County NY Criminal Trial Lawyer

I’m familiar with the players in the criminal justice system.  I know the judges, the prosecutors, and law enforcement.  I know when to push, and when to pull back.

NY Weapons Possession Law Firm

Don’t be a victim of an unfair system if you feel you have been wrongly accused, or that your rights as a citizen have been violated.  When the stakes are high, our extensive experience can count for you.  We have tried cases zealously before courts all over the state of New York, often with outstanding results for our clients.

Contact the Law Office of Alan L. Joseph for aggressive, zealous defense when you have been charged with a criminal offense.

Law Office of Alan L. Joseph
261 Greenwich Avenue
Goshen, NY  10924
Phone:  (845) 294-1100
Fax:  (845) 294-1447

Criminal Law FAQs


What Happens if I am Pulled Over for Drunk Driving?

Once you are pulled over under suspicion of drunk driving, an officer will usually ask you to perform a field sobriety test. This usually consists of tasks that will allow the officer to observe your level of physical or cognitive impairment, like walking heel to toe in a straight line or reciting the alphabet backwards. Refusing to participate in a field sobriety test is generally fruitless, as the officer will request that you submit to chemical testing. This may include a breathalyzer test, which an officer can do on the scene, and blood and urine tests, which must be performed at a medical facility. You are required to submit to such testing should an officer ask, and refusal to participate in chemical testing can result in an immediate suspension of your driver’s license for six months to a year. Depending on the circumstances, refusal to submit to the testing can yield a higher penalty than the drunk driving conviction itself. These “implied consent” laws rest on the assumption that if you have undertaken the responsibility of driving a car, then you have given consent to be tested for your ability to drive that vehicle safely.

The minimum blood alcohol level necessary to be considered “driving under the influence” or “driving while intoxicated” is .08. At that level you are “per se” intoxicated, even if you show no outward signs of impairment. All states also have a “zero tolerance” policy for underage drinking — a person under the legal drinking age found driving a car with any trace of alcohol in his system will be penalized, regardless of evidence of physical impairment.

Sentencing for DUI/DWI is largely dependent on an offender’s history of drunk driving and whether or not the offense resulted in an injury to any other person or property. Those convicted of drunk driving may face fines, jail time, license suspension and mandatory participation in an alcohol treatment program. Recently, courts have been increasingly using “certified ignition interlock devices,” which detect whether alcohol is present in the driver’s system each time he or she wants to start the car. The device prevents the car from starting if any alcohol is detected.

If you are charged with a DUI/DWI, an experienced attorney that specializes in this type of case can help you navigate the system and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.

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