Akridge & Balch, P.C. | Attorneys at Law
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The Defense You Need For Serious Criminal Charges In Auburn And Beyond

There are few things that can disrupt your life as much as being charged with a crime. Once you have been charged, the prosecutors will use all the resources of the criminal justice system in an effort to get a conviction or a bad plea deal from you. You cannot go up against the government alone. A private Auburn criminal defense attorney can help you.

At Akridge & Balch, P.C., you can find the help you need to fight the charges you are facing in Alabama. Among the lawyers on our team, we have a former public defender who has handled nearly every type of criminal case. With this practical experience, we can provide you with the zealous advocacy that you need to protect your rights and defend your freedom.

We Can Help You With A Broad Range Of Criminal Charges

Every criminal charge should be taken seriously, as a conviction for even a misdemeanor can have a serious impact on your life. We can help you put forward a strong defense as we try to minimize the potential consequences you are facing. Some of the most common cases we see include:

  • Assault and battery
  • Burglary, robbery and theft
  • Drug crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Traffic violations

No matter what charges you are facing, you can rely on our team to represent you. Do not let the prosecution intimidate you into taking a deal before speaking with an attorney. You have the right to legal counsel, and you should take advantage of that before you speak to any member of the criminal justice system.

Defending Against Drug Charges

As a college town, Auburn sees a lot of drug-related charges. Any conviction for possession, intent to distribute, manufacturing or minor in possession charges can all ruin a student’s educational opportunities.

The state takes drug crimes very seriously, and even having the substances to produce meth can result in considerable consequences. Merely purchasing Sudafed or Claritin-D more than twice a month can result in the state flagging you and putting a warrant out for you.

We understand the concern our clients have for their children facing drug charges, and we do everything in our power to protect their futures. Because a conviction can be so destructive, we not only look for any opportunity to beat or dismiss these charges, but we also attempt to reduce the charges in an effort to minimize the impact an unavoidable conviction may have.

Combatting Charges For College Students

In addition to drug crimes, there are a few other charges that appear more frequently among students, namely domestic violence charges, sexual assault crimes and theft charges. The consequences of these charges will vary depending on what crimes you have been accused of, but there are some collateral consequences that these and other charges have in common.

A conviction for a crime in college can mean expulsion from the dorms, temporary suspension from campus or even permanent expulsion. It may also affect student loan eligibility.  A criminal charge can also permanently damage a reputation among staff and peers on campus, which can deny a student potential internships and other career and education opportunities.

With so much at stake in these charges, we take the time to work closely with our clients to understand all the important information about the events leading up to the charges before developing a personalized strategy for them. Whether there are grounds for dismissing the charges — like lack of probable cause, insufficient evidence or illegal police activity — or you need to fight your charges in court, we will do everything in our power to pursue the ideal outcome in your case.

Reach Out To Akridge & Balch, P.C.

It can feel overwhelming when the criminal justice system is lined up against you. Make sure that you have a strong team of advocates on your side to help defend you and fight for your future. If you are ready to reach out to us, then you can call our Auburn office at 334-246-4697 or you can send us a message online with a short description of your situation. We offer free consultations and flexible payment plans. Saturday consultations are available by appointment only.