Criminal Defense Lawyers in Northampton, MA

Serving Hampshire, Hampden & Franklin Counties

Facing a criminal charge is scary, and the consequences can be devastating. If you or a loved one is in that situation, you want a lawyer who is experienced, compassionate, and zealous in defending you and your interests. The lawyers of Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff have that experience, whether you are facing charges of larceny, sexual assault, domestic violence, drug offenses like possession or distribution of controlled substances, driving or operating under the influence, white collar crime charges, or violent offenses like assault and battery or even murder.

The dedicated Northampton criminal defense attorneys of Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff know every stage of the process, from investigation to trial to appeal. No matter how serious the accusation may be, now is the time to assemble a defense team if your or a loved one’s freedom is in jeopardy.


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Theft or larceny crimes are some of the most common charges. Even if you did not “steal” from someone directly, embezzlement or fraud can also be charged as larceny.

Crimes of Violence

With charges like assault and battery, robbery, and home invasion, it’s important that you have a full and fair opportunity to raise any defense you may have to the charges.

Drug Offenses

Drug offenses have serious consequences. Cases can often be resolved with reduced or dismissed charges with help of an experienced drug offenses lawyer


It is terrifying for you or a loved one to be charged with murder, manslaughter, or homicide. It is vital that you retain a lawyer right away to begin work on the case.

Sex Crimes

If you are charged with a sex crime, you need to act quickly to begin defending your interests and protecting your future.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence cases are complex and emotional. Once the police have been called, someone often leaves in handcuffs.


If you have been convicted of a crime and believe your trial was unfair, you could have grounds to appeal your conviction.

Show Cause Hearings

Retaining an attorney to represent you at a show cause or clerk magistrate hearing might be the best money you ever spend.

Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff

31 Trumbull Rd., Suite B  Northampton, MA 01060

Phone: (413) 341-2131

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Communities We Serve: Northampton & Surrounding Areas