Everyone who appears before Judge Trachte are treated equally, no matter race, gender, economic status.
As a defense attorney, City Judge, and Orange County Judge - He is committed to treating those charged and crime victims with respect.
Judge Trachte developed the Mental Health Court in Newburgh.
Problem-Solving Courts offer innovative and effective ways to better address the needs of litigants and the community when crimes occur that involve addiction, domestic violence or mental health.
Judge Trachte is dedicated to working with diversion programs, faith based programs, and rehab centers keep our communities safe and families intact.
Judge Trachte is an innovative, kind and experienced Judge you can trust.
Judge Trachte has served as a Defense Attorney, Special Prosecutor, and currently serves as a Judge on the Newburgh City Court. As a defense attorney he represented thousands of people in Orange County Court and tried over fifty criminal court cases and as the Newburgh City Court Judge he has presided over thousands of cases.
He knows the challenges of running an effective court. He believes in solutions that work. Using innovative policies to address approaches of the past that are ineffective and indeed, harmful.
Judge Trachte has the well being of victims top of mind and is keenly aware how difficult it can be to testify. He requires that prosecutors review processes so the victim is well prepared for the events of the trial. He strives to ensure all victims are treated with dignity, respect, and kindness.
The County level Judge hears the most serious criminal cases in the county.
How does this impact the average person?
Healing our communities and handling the multiple crises we currently face is going to take new ideas. We have tried the “war on drugs”, mandatory minimums, and many other punitive measures in the past.
This method isn’t working. It’s time for something new.
Judge Trachte is the ideal candidate to take us into the future. He created a new specialty court in Newburgh: a Mental Health court. Instead of mentally ill neighbors ending up in jail, this court gets them into monitored treatment, assistance, and coaching. This method aids people in becoming healthy, productive citizens, and costs you, the taxpayer, less.
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