Boston Municipal Court, Brighton Boston Division

Respected Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Clients Throughout Suffolk County

As the largest city in Massachusetts and one of the largest cities in the country, Boston has a significantly higher crime rate than many of the surrounding areas. In fact, according to some sources, Boston has a higher crime rate than 81 percent of all U.S. cities. If you face a crime in Boston Municipal Court, Brighton Division, you deserve a Boston criminal defense lawyer who knows what you are up against and is ready to fight at every step of the process. At the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy, Attorney Murphy has been aggressively defending the rights of clients from all walks of life for more than 27 years. He understands that, regardless of the offenses charged, the stakes are high for you personally and does everything he can to help you move past your arrest with as little impact on your life as possible.

Boston Criminal Cases

While criminal cases are heard at district courts elsewhere in the state, Boston courts have a different structure. If you are arrested in Boston, your case will either be heard at one of the eight municipal courts or the Suffolk County Superior Court. Typically, less serious cases are heard at the municipal court level. This includes OUI offenses, minor theft crimes, and drug possession charges.

If you were arrested for a misdemeanor or lower-level felony offense in Brighton or Allston, the Boston Municipal Court, Brighton Division, will hear your case. The courthouse is located at:

52 Academy Hill Rd. Brighton, MA 02135

If you need to contact the court, you can reach the court clerk’s office by calling 617-782-6540.

Parking tends to be a bit of a nightmare at the courthouse, as there is no public parking and the paid parking spaces are limited. However, the courthouse is about a mile walk from the Cleveland Circle of the Green Line.

Obtaining a Boston Police Report

One of the first things you can do after being arrested to learn more about the government’s case against you is to request a copy of your police report. While police reports do not contain all the information you will need to properly defend against the allegations, they do give you an idea of the charges you face and the circumstances of your arrest.

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

How to Defend Against a Crime in Boston

If you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime, it is important to realize that this does not mean you will be found guilty. There are many defenses to every type of crime, and a Boston criminal defense attorney is your best resource when it comes to identifying those defenses that may work best in your particular situation.

Attorney Patrick J. Murphy is a veteran Suffolk County criminal defense attorney who regularly appears in the Boston Municipal Court, Brighton Division. He is familiar with the local prosecutors and judges who staff the courthouse and has earned their respect over the years. The Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy handles all types of cases, including:

Whether he is arguing to keep harmful evidence out of the jury’s consideration, negotiating with prosecutors to secure a favorable plea deal, or litigating your case in front of the jury, Attorney Murphy has what it takes to defend against the most serious and complex cases.

Reach Out to a Skilled Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you face criminal charges in the Boston Municipal Court, Brighton Division, it is imperative that you work with an attorney who not only knows the law but also the intricacies of the court that will hear your case. For more than 27 years, Attorney Murphy has regularly handled cases throughout Boston and knows exactly what to expect from the local prosecutors and judges. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with a Boston criminal defense attorney, contact the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy at 617-367-0450 today. You can also reach Attorney Murphy through his online contact form.

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