Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving the Hudson Valley

We have won major acquittals for clients throughout the Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Rockland and Orange County, NY area.

The experienced at Ostrer & Associates, P.C. provide vigorous and effective representation for defendants charged with any type of crime in Federal and State court – both at trial and on appeal. Our founder, Ben Ostrer, is a criminal defense attorney with an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has won acquittals and vacated/reversed judgments for clients in felony and misdemeanor cases, including charges of homicide, assault, DWI, sex crimes, and white collar offenses. Mr. Ostrer has received awards for his work on behalf of his clients. An attorney with a strong understanding of the forensic testing process, he was recently appointed by the Governor of New York to the state’s Commission on Forensic Science.

We Know How Criminal Court Systems Work

Each criminal case is led by Mr. Osterer, who has been successfully defending people charged with serious crimes for over 40 years. Our team explores every avenue of defense, thoroughly evaluating police reports, interviewing key witnesses, and gathering critical facts and evidence. We analyze every aspect of our clients’ situations to build successful cases and ensure that constitutional rights were not violated.

Our Attorneys Represent Defendants in All Types of Criminal Matters

Criminal Case Results

Conviction for 1st Degree Manslaughter Reversed

Our client was indicted and charged with murder in the second degree, manslaughter in the first degree, and manslaughter in the second degree. We successfully argued the district attorney tainted the jury and the appeals court reversed the judgment. READ MORE

Judgment Set Aside

Our client was charged with manslaughter in the first and second degrees. The jury found not guilty of the manslaughter charges, but guilty of criminally negligent homicide. We appealed and the court ordered the judgment to be set aside. READ MORE

Judgment Reversed

Our client was serving up to 39 years in prison on drug and weapons charges. He was convicted in the County Court of Chenango County of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second and third degrees, conspiracy in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third degrees. We successfully appealed, obtaining a dismissal of a weapons charge and reversal of all remaining charges. READ MORE


Ben was recommended to us by an attorney friend who highly recommended him as the “Best Criminal Attorney in Orange County”. We experienced that first hand and couldn’t be happier with the outcome and treatment received from Ben and his staff. READ MORE

Ben was recommended to me by other attorneys (divorce, real estate and business lawyers) as the best criminal attorney I could ever dream of. These other attorneys were 100% correct. Other lawyers have commented on how he is greatly respected, he is extremely informed and there is no delay in achieving success. READ MORE

Mr. Ostrer is the best! Really! Very honest, experienced, understanding, and kindhearted man! He really saved my life when I got into trouble . . . READ MORE

If you have been charged with a crime, contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers of Ostrer & Associates, P.C. for a free consultation.

P.O. Box 509
111 Main Street, Chester, NY 10918