Skilled Defense Lawyers In Northampton
Even a misdemeanor conviction can interfere with your life and professional and educational aspirations. No matter what kind of criminal charge you are facing – federal or state, felony or misdemeanor – you need a strong defense.
The criminal lawyers of Elkins, Auer, Rudof, & Schiff, LLC, serve Northampton, Springfield, and the entire Western Massachusetts region. Our attorneys have been widely recognized as reflected by Super Lawyers and Rising Stars listings, Avvo ratings and reviews, and Lawyer of the Year selection. We resolve many cases favorably before they go to trial. Our team is prepared to fight aggressively before a judge or jury as needed.
Cases We Handle
Our firm represents defendants throughout Massachusetts in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Our criminal defense caseload includes the following:
Larceny: Theft or larceny crimes involve the destruction or theft of someone’s property. Even if you did not “steal” from someone directly, embezzlement or fraud can also be charged as larceny. Our team represents those charged with shoplifting, burglary, writing bad checks, forgery, receiving stolen property, auto theft, identity fraud (ID fraud) and credit card fraud. We often resolve cases without a trial.
Crimes of violence: Violent crimes include charges of assault and battery, robbery and home invasion. Even acting in self-defense or protecting someone else could result in an arrest. With careful attention to detail in thorough investigations, we help clients pursue favorable resolutions in and out of court.
Drug crimes: Drug cases often involve questionable tactics by law enforcement. The police must follow the law when they search you, your home, or your car, listen in on your private conversations, or examine the digital contents of your computer or cellphone. If illegal search and seizure occurs, we can ask a court to throw out evidence with a motion to suppress.
Murder: It is terrifying to be charged with murder, manslaughter or homicide. If you or a loved one is in this position, the attorneys of Elkins, Auer, Rudof, & Schiff, LLC, will work to preserve important evidence, identify witnesses and protect your rights.
Sex crimes: Our defense team vigorously represents clients under investigation for sex crimes such as sexual assault, rape, and indecent assault and battery. Even if allegations are many years old, the defense team at Elkins, Auer, Rudof, & Schiff, LLC, can monitor active investigations for your peace of mind.
From Beginning To End, We Position Our Clients’ Cases For Favorable Resolutions
The criminal lawyers of Elkins, Auer, Rudof, & Schiff, LLC, serve Northampton, Springfield, and the entire Western Massachusetts region. We are skilled litigators who position every criminal case to do well through an appeal if necessary.