Amherst Criminal Defense Attorney
No matter where you are in Amherst or the Pioneer Valley, law enforcement and prosecutors are notorious for being especially harsh on people charged with crimes. If you or a loved one has been — or may be — arrested, you need help fast!
What to Look for in an Amherst Criminal Attorney
For starters, the criminal defense lawyer to hire is someone who is local and knows the players in East Hampshire District Court, the prosecutors at the Northwestern District Attorney's Office and the different law enforcement agencies in Amherst Center, North Amherst, South Amherst and at each of the local colleges – Amherst College, Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Count on the attorneys from the Massachusetts DUI Defense Group.
One Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144
(800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336)
Crime Overview in Amherst
UMass-Amherst is a nonstop party. College students come from all over New England – from UNH, UCONN, Northeastern and BC – for fraternity row keggers, dorm room parties, round robins on sports floors, games of beer pong and flip cup, and trips to the Hangar and the Pub. From Thursday night through Sunday night, people are yelling out the windows, and the alcohol is everywhere.
Defending college students and yearlong residents in East Hampshire District Court in Belchertown is what we do. Our philosophy is to zealously protect our clients' constitutional rights in court and pursue all available legal defenses necessary to get the charges against our client dismissed.
Cases we have handled include:
- Drug possession
- Underage drinking
- Drunk driving
- Distribution in a school zone
- Domestic abuse
- Assault and battery
- RMV license suspension hearings
- Outstanding warrants
- Larceny cases
- Disorderly conduct
- Sex crimes
Importance of Having a Local Amherst Criminal Attorney
You want your case to be well-positioned to obtain the right disposition — including dismissal, jail release, reduced criminal charges, plea bargains, trial, diversionary sentences and insufficiency of evidence, among many others.
Contact Our Local Criminal Defense Lawyers. Free Consultation.
The time to retain an experienced and aggressive defense attorney is now. The quicker you formulate a strong defense, the better your chances of having your charges dismissed or severely reduced.
We are available to clients around the clock — early morning, at night, even over the weekend. Call (800) 82-DEFENSE (823-3336) or use our online form to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.