Attleboro District Court

Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney Aggressively Defending Clients with Cases in Bristol County

As a distant Boston suburb, Attleboro has a much lower crime rate than other nearby cities. While Attleboro sees less violent crime, the rate of property crime is higher than the state average. Additionally, the attitudes of Attleboro police and prosecutors tend to be a bit tougher on crime than areas that are closer to Boston. Thus, if you are facing charges in Attleboro District Court, it is imperative you have an lawyer on your side to represent your interest at every step of the way. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy is a veteran Attleboro criminal defense lawyer with nearly three decades of experience defending the rights of clients facing serious crimes in Attleboro and throughout Bristol County, MA.

The Massachusetts Court Structure

The court system in Massachusetts resembles a pyramid. At the top is the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, followed by the Massachusetts Appeals Court. These courts are the state’s appellate courts. The Massachusetts trial courts consist of the District Courts and Superior Courts.

The Attleboro District Court is where all cases that occur in Attleboro are heard. The courthouse also serves the communities of Mansfield, North Attleboro, and Norton. The courthouse is located at:

88 North Main St.
Attleboro, MA 02703.

The Attleboro District Court hears all misdemeanor and felony cases, except for very serious felonies, which may be heard by the Superior Court.

Obtaining a Police Report After an Attleboro Arrest

If you were recently arrested and charged with a crime in Attleboro, you may want to obtain a copy of the police report. This can help you understand the government’s side of the story and what evidence they have against you.

To get a copy of an Attleboro police report, you will need to submit a “public records request form” and email it to the Attleboro Police Department. You can also send a hard copy of the form to:

Attleboro Police Department
Attn: Records
12 Union Street
Attleboro, MA 02703

However, some police reports are not available for public distribution. For example, if you face charges related to domestic violence , witness intimidation or certain sex offenses, you may not be able to obtain a copy of a police report. However, your attorney can provide you with a redacted copy of the police report as well as all other discovery pertaining to your case.

Attleboro Criminal Charges

At the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy, our Attleboro criminal defense lawyer represents clients facing all types of criminal offenses, including:

Property Crimes

Each year, one in every 86 Attleboro residents is the victim of a property crime, including theft, robbery, forgery, and identity theft. These are the most common crimes in Attleboro, and prosecutors have significant experience bringing these cases. If you face an Attleboro theft charge, you deserve a lawyer who is not only familiar with the applicable legal principles but also with the Attleboro court system, prosecutors and judges.

Drug Charges

While Massachusetts lawmakers are taking a lighter stance towards marijuana, that is not the case with other illegal drugs such as heroin, cocaine, PCP, and methamphetamine. In fact, the opposite appears to be the case because law enforcement now has an increased ability to crack down on what it believes to be more serious drug crimes.

Weapons Offenses

Massachusetts gun laws are incredibly strict, and even a first-time offender can end up in prison if convicted. However, police officers routinely make mistakes when investigating gun crimes and arresting those they suspect of illegal gun ownership.

Violent Crimes

While violent crime is not as common in Attleboro as in other parts of the state, prosecutors take an aggressive approach to those charged with domestic violence, assault, assault and battery and other violent crimes.

Do You Have an Attleboro Criminal Case?

If you were recently arrested in Attleboro and have a case in the local district court, contact Attorney Patrick J. Murphy to discuss your case. Attorney Murphy has extensive experience representing clients in Attleboro District Court and is familiar with the Bristol County district attorneys who handle these cases. Whether he is arguing to keep evidence out of the jury’s consideration, negotiating with prosecutors to secure a favorable plea agreement, or litigating your case at trial, Attorney Murphy has what it takes to take on the government in even the toughest and high stakes cases. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation, give Attorney Murphy a call at (617) 367-0450 today. You can also reach the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy through the firm’s online contact form.

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