Boston Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyers

Suffolk County Defense Lawyer Committed to Defending the Rights of the Criminally Accused

Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts, so it’s no surprise that the city sees its fair share of crime. While the crime rate decreased during the early 2010s, there has been a significant increase in arrests in recent years. If you are charged with a Boston crime, you need a lawyer who is ready to stand up for your rights. You need an attorney who knows how the prosecutors think. You need the Law Firm of Patrick J. Murphy.

Criminal Cases in Boston

Boston courts are structured slightly differently because the city is about four times larger than any other city in the state. Rather than having a district court and a superior court, in Boston, there is the Boston Municipal Court and the Suffolk County Superior Court. Criminal cases are heard at both courthouses. Which court you are in will depend on the seriousness of the offense you are charged with.

Generally, the Boston Municipal court handles less serious crimes, such as OUI offenses, minor theft crimes, and drug possession charges. The Suffolk County Superior Court handles the more serious cases, such as those involving sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault and battery, and gun charges.

The Boston Municipal Court has eight locations:

Brighton Division
52 Academy Hill Rd.
Brighton, MA 02135

Central Division
24 New Chardon Street
Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
Boston, MA 02114

Charlestown Division
3 City Square
Charlestown, MA 02129

Dorchester Division
510 Washington St.
Dorchester, MA 02124

East Boston Division
37 Meridian St.
East Boston, MA 02128

Roxbury Division
85 Warren St.
Roxbury, MA 02119

South Boston Division
535 East Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127

West Roxbury Division
445 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

The Suffolk County Superior Court is located at:

3 Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108

If you are charged with a crime, you may want a copy of the police report. Most police reports are publicly available, except in the cases of certain crimes. To obtain a copy of a police report, you can contact the Boston Police Department at:

Director of Public Information
One Schroeder Plaza
Boston, MA 02120

While criminal cases are always stressful, much of the anxiety can be avoided by having a dedicated criminal defense lawyer at your side. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy has more than 25 years of experience handling cases in the Boston Municipal Court and Suffolk County Superior Court and can provide you with much-needed certainty during an otherwise uncertain time.

Types of Cases Attorney Murphy Handles

As a large city, Boston sees a variety of crime, including crimes against people, crimes against property, and public order offenses. What makes Boston unique is that nearly half of all arrests relate to crimes allegedly committed against other people; 95% of these are for assaults and related offenses.

As a veteran criminal defense lawyer, Patrick Murphy handles a wide range of cases, including:

  • Theft crimes
  • Drug charges
  • Motor vehicle offenses
  • Sex crimes
  • Assault and other violent crimes
  • DUI and OUI offenses
  • Gun charges and weapons offenses

Regardless of the allegations against you or what’s on your record, Attorney Murphy will aggressively defend you at every step of the process.

Contact the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy

If you face criminal charges in Boston, it is imperative that you remember you are innocent until the government proves you guilty—if they can. Attorney Patrick Murphy has helped countless clients successfully resolve all types of cases, including ones that his client’s never thought they had a chance of beating. When you bring Attorney Murphy onto your side, you can rest easy knowing that you are in good hands. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy today by calling (617) 367-0450.

Client Reviews
"Highly Recommended. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy absolutely helped me out in my time of need. When I met him in his Boston office he put me right at ease and explained the criminal process to me in a way I could easily understand and in a manner that gave me complete confidence. I was facing a criminal wanton destruction of property charge in Barnstable District Court. On the day of the case, he was at the courthouse waiting for me and my wife. Mr. Murphy handled the hearing in a very thorough and professional manner putting us through our testimony and making a powerful argument to the decision maker. My case was thrown out and I could not be happier with the service from Attorney Murphy. I highly recommend him to you as a skilled legal advocate!" Rob, Avvo User
"Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer. From the first consultation I knew Patrick Murphy was the right choice for my criminal defense. He was knowledgeable of the laws and knew how to build up a strong defense for my case. Every phone call and email I made was promptly answered. When it came time for my hearing, Patrick was prepared and able to get the criminal complaint against me dropped without ever becoming charge! Would highly recommend this attorney to anyone seeking a top quality defense attorney to handle their case!" John, Avvo User
"OUI Not Guilty Verdict. Patrick Murphy provided excellent service as council on my case. He worked diligently over a long legal process that spanned over 3 years. He was able to take my case to a Jury Trial and get me a Not Guilty verdict through he expert knowledge of the law and expertise in cross examination of the prosecutions witnesses. He was very professional and available at anytime night or day to answer questions." Chris, Avvo User
"Highly Skilled and Professional Lawyer. Attorney Pat Murphy did a great job guiding me through an A&B charge, and most importantly getting the case dismissed in a very timely manner. He is very professional, returns call promptly, and did a great explaining his strategy and the legal process to me. I was confident throughout the whole process that I was in good hands and would receive the best possible outcome in my case. Would highly recommended Attorney Murphy." Avvo User
"I Felt That I was in Good Hands... and I Was! Mr. Patrick J. Murphy was very quick to respond to my needs. He was always there to answer any questions I had in a timely fashion, and he made me feel very comfortable in an extremely uncomfortable situation. Having Mr. Murphy by my side in the courtroom felt like I was at an advantage. He speaks with confidence. He doesn't stutter or pause while put on the spot. He treated me with respect. He listens. He always greeted me with a warm welcome and never wasted any time." Avvo User