Marco Caviglia Esq.

Marco Caviglia Esq.

  • Criminal Law
  • New York
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Marco Caviglia is a Felony Bureau Chief with the Ulster County District Attorney. Mr. Caviglia has been a trial attorney for 40 years. He graduated from Colgate University and from Albany Law School at Union University. He is admitted to the New York Bar and the Bar for the Federal Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. In Dutchess County, he has served as Chief Assistant Public Defender, Assistant District Attorney, and County Legislator, as well as Deputy Town Attorney for Poughkeepsie and Special Counsel to the Town of Wappinger Falls, and a Board of Elections Commissioner. Mr. Caviglia is a Diplomate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in the teaching of trial advocacy skills to attorneys. He was one of the few attorneys in New York State that is 35-b Board Certified to try capital cases and was lead counsel in four death penalty cases. Mr. Caviglia served as Arbitrator on the Second Department Appellate Division. He was also a member of the Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Board of Directors and an elected Fire Commissioner.

He has been a lecturer to the bar for Continuing Legal Education accredited courses for the NYS Bar Association and the Dutchess County Bar Association in more both Personal Injury and Criminal Law. During his campaigns for County Judge in 2010 and Family Court Judge in 2012, he was rated as "Highly Qualified" by the Dutchess County Bar Association and "Highly Qualified" by the Governor's Bipartisan Screening Commission for the post sought. He was also personally endorsed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2011. Mr. Caviglia is or has been a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Dutchess County Bar Association, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York State Defender's Association, NYS Women's Bar Association,and the Dutchess County Women's Bar Association.

Practice Area
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Not available for private clients.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • Italian: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Chief of Felony Trials
Ulster County District Attorney's Office
- Current
Chief Counsel
Law Firm of Marco Caviglia
Special Counsel
Town of Wappinger
Part time
Deputy Town Attorney
Town of Poughkeepsie
part time
Caviglia & Kolb
Senior Associate
Steinberg & Kolb
Chief Assistant Public Defender
Dutchess County Public Defender's Office
Meiselman, Farber, Stella & Eberz
Assistant District Attorney
Dutchess County District Attorney's Office
County Legislator
Dutchess County Legislator
Albany Law School
J.D. (1981)
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Colgate University
B.A. | Political Science/Economics
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Legal Answers
43 Questions Answered
Q. My neighbor kicked my dog, what action should i need to do to? Should i file case against him?
A: In NY, dogs are chattel (property) and you might be able to recover the cost of veterinarian services for damages. Assuming no demonstrable injury, depending on the circumstances, you can report the neighbor to the local humane authority. It really depends on the circumstances if you want to escalate the matter. Under the Agriculture and Markets Law, animal cruelty might apply but that is up to the investigation by the humane officer.
Q. My 18 yr old son has an impending case. If he receives probation, would he be prohibited from traveling to another state
A: Typically, yes. Probationers are disallowed from leaving the county without permission from their probation department.
Q. How do I find a lawyer that does pro bono work?
A: Contact the local legal aid office, the local bar association, and any special interest group which might be interested in your case.
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Contact & Map
Ulster County District Attorney's Office
275 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Telephone: (845) 340-3280
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: No private practice clients
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