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John Ingrassia

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Location:
Newburgh, New York
Phone:
845-234-4852
877-278-5062
Fax:
845-566-5148
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John Ingrassia is a partner in the law firm of Larkin, Ingrassia & Brown, where he practices criminal defense law. Approximately 50 percent of his practice involves defending individuals accused of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He has successfully defended numerous individuals charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) related offenses at trial, suppression hearings, on appeal, as well as at Department of Motor Vehicle administrative hearings. Mr. Ingrassia has served as a lecturer on DWI defense related Continuing Legal Education programs given to other attorneys on behalf of the New York State Bar Association as well as local bar associations. In addition, he has been a guest speaker on behalf of the New York State Office of Court Administration training Judges on DWI related issues.

Mr. Ingrassia has defended thousands of individuals accused of crimes. He has successfully defended a number of high profile cases and his clients have included judges, attorneys, police officers, physicians as well as other individuals of various backgrounds. He has tried numerous cases to verdict before both Juries and Judges and he has obtained not guilty verdicts on a variety of charges including the following: DWI, Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide, Attempted Murder, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Possession of Weapon, Defrauding the Government, Conspiracy, Official Misconduct and numerous other charges.

Mr. Ingrassia is also an accomplished appellate attorney having successfully argued appeals in a variety of appellate courts in this state including the New York State Court of Appeals.

He is a former Law Assistant to the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division 3rd Judicial Department in Albany, N.Y. and he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Orange County District Attorney's Office in Goshen, N.Y.
Mr. Ingrassia graduated with honors from Saint Bonaventure University and also graduated with honors from Syracuse University College of Law.

He is a past president of the Orange County Bar Association and served as a Delegate to the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates. Mr Ingrassia is currently a member of the New York State, Orange County and Middletown Bar Associations and he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Legal Aid Society. He is also a member of the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District.

Mr Ingrassia is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the New York State Defenders Association.

He is admitted to practice law in New York State as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of New York.

DWI
Drug Offenses
Sex Crimes
Traffic Tickets

Classes/Seminars Attended:

DWI on Trial, New York State Bar Association, NYC, NY

The Big Apple X 2010

The Big Apple VIII 2008

The Big Apple VI 2006

The Big Apple III 2003

DWI - Defend with Ingenuity, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Las Vegas, NV, 1999, 2002, 2004.

Winning the Battle of the Experts, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, San Francisco, CA, 2007.

The Masters - Advanced Trial Techniques, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, NY, NY, 2000.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D. cum laude
  • St. Bonaventure University, Olean, New York
    • B.A.cum laude
    • Major: Social Science

Classes/Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer, DWI Related Issues, NYS Bar Association
  • Guest Lecturer, DWI Related Issues, NYS Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and NYS Office of Court Administration
  • New York DWI Update - What You Need to Know, Newburgh, NY, 2010
  • Defending Against a Drug Recognition Expert in a Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs Case, NYSACDL, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2008
  • Handling a DWI Case in New York, New York State Bar Association, 2006 - 2008
  • Developments on DWI Laws, New York State Office of Court Administration, 2007
  • DWI Related Issues, New York State Association od Criminal Defense Lawyers, Suffern, NY, 2007
  • The Low Budget & No Budget Defense of a DWI Case, NYSACDL, Syracuse, NY, 2007
  • Trial of a DWI Case, Dutchess County Bar Association, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Named by Super Lawyers Magazine as One of the Top Attorneys in New York, 2008
  • Named by Super Lawyers Magazine as One of the Top Attorneys in New York, 2009
  • Named by Super Lawyers Magazine as One of the Top Attorneys in New York, 2010
  • Named by Super Lawyers Magazine as One of the Top Attorneys in New York, 2011
  • Named by Super Lawyers Magazine as One of the Top Attorneys in New York, 2012
  • Named by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the Top 25 Attorneys in Hudson Valley, 2013
  • Named by The National Trial Lawyers as One of the Top 100 Trial Attorneys in New York State, 2011
  • Named by The National Trial Lawyers as One of the Top 100 Trial Attorneys in New York State, 2012
  • Named by The National Trial Lawyers as One of the Top 100 Trial Attorneys in New York State, 2013
  • Co-Authored, "Preparing a DUI Defense", a Comprehensive Overview on Defending Individuals Accused of DUI.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Middletown Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association, President, 2003 - 2004
  • Orange County Bar Association, Past President
  • NYS Bar Association House of Delegates, Former Delegate
  • NYS Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Office of Court, Guest lecturer for DWI related issues for NYS Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department, Law Assistant, 1988 - 1989
  • Orange County District Attorneys Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1989 - 1993

Super Lawyers
John Ingrassia was named as Top 25 in Hudson Valley through SuperLawyers for 2013.

Member of The American Trial Lawyers Association | Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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  • 2010 - Couple Compensated for Faulty Swimming Pool Installation.
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  • 2010 - Marijuana Charges Dismissed
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  • 2010 - Felony Grand Larceny and Conspiracy charges yield Probation and Community Service
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  • 2010 - DWAI Case Dismissed in the Town of Montgomery
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  • 2010 - Plea Bargain Accepted Before Murder Trial Starts
    2010 - GOSHEN - James J. Babcock pleaded guilty Friday in Orange County Court to the killing of Elaine Ackerman because he didn't want to risk the possibility of 26 ? years to life in prison for murder.
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  • 2009 - LIB Provides Christmas Gifts for Children
    LIB once again participated in the Ulster County DSS and Ulster County Bar Association "Adopt-A-Star" program to provide Christmas gifts for children who are in foster care in Ulster County.
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  • 2009 - LIB Receives Partner in Justice Award for Probono Service
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  • 2009 - Middletown Ny Bar Association Elects Two LIB Attorneys as Officers
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  • 2009 - Not Guilty Verdict on Forcible Rape and Unlawful Imprisonment Charges
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  • 2009 - Leave to the Court of Appeals Granted
    Kathleen Wells requested leave in a felony sexual abuse case to appeal to the highest court in New York State: the Court of Appeals.
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  • 2009 - Vacating of a client's jail sentence for speeding
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  • 2009 - Acquittal in Town of Wawayanda DWI case
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  • 2009 - Reversal of a client's Integrated Domestic Violence Court conviction of Harassment in the 2nd Degree
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