Boston Municipal Court, East Boston Division
East Boston is one of the most densely populated parts of the city. This is one reason why East Boston has a crime rate that is slightly above the average for the area. Police officers in East Boston are constantly on the lookout for anything that looks like criminal activity. This aggressive approach puts many more people in handcuffs than commit crimes. Unfortunately, prosecutors rarely second-guess police officers and tend to aggressively pursue convictions even when the evidence is questionable. If you are facing criminal charges in Boston Municipal Court, East Boston Division, you deserve an attorney who is going to fight for your rights at every step of the way. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy is exactly that. As a veteran Boston criminal defense lawyer with more than 27 years of experience, he has what it takes to defend against any South Boston crime.Where Will Your Court Date Be?
The Boston court system is slightly different from everywhere else in the state. Instead of having a single district court that hears most criminal cases, Boston has eight municipal courts to hear less serious cases. All serious crimes are held in front of the Suffolk County Superior Court. If you were arrested in East Boston or Winthrop, the Boston Municipal Court, East Boston Division, will hear your case. This court also hears cases stemming from arrests at Logan International Airport.
The court’s physical address is:
37 Meridian Street
East Boston, MA 02128
If you need to reach the court, you should contact the court clerk at 617-569-7550.
To get to the courthouse, you can drive; however, there is no free parking, and the paid spots tend to fill up quickly. Public transportation is also an option, as the courthouse is just off the Maverick Stop of the Haymarket Busway.Getting a Copy of an East Boston Police Report
Chances are, if you’ve been arrested, you have some idea what the government is claiming you did. However, you may be surprised to learn that this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, police get it wrong, and the person they arrest has no idea why they were arrested. Obtaining a copy of a police report can give you a better idea about the government’s case against you and what evidence officers relied on when arresting you.
To get a copy of an East Boston police report, you can contact the Boston Police Department at:
Director of Public Information
One Schroeder Plaza
Boston, MA 02120
Most police reports are publicly available. However, if you were arrested for a domestic violence crime, witness intimidation, or a crime involving a minor victim, you may need to contact an attorney to obtain a redacted version of the police report.Defending Against an East Boston Crime
If you’ve been arrested for a crime in East Boston, you are probably already looking for the best Boston criminal defense attorney. However, when interviewing lawyers to represent you, be sure to consider the attorney’s experience handling local cases in the East Boston Municipal Court. Every courthouse in the state is unique; they are staffed by different judges and prosecutors, and all have their own culture. When you walk into court with your attorney, you want him to know exactly where he is and who he is dealing with.
Attorney Patrick J. Murphy is a veteran East Boston criminal defense attorney. For more than 27 years, he’s been helping clients from all walks of life defend their future and their freedom. At the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy, he handles all types of cases, including:
If you are facing criminal charges in the Boston Municipal Court, East Boston Division, contact Attorney Patrick J. Murphy to schedule a free consultation. Attorney Murphy has earned a reputation for being an aggressive advocate who always stands up for his client’s interests, regardless of the crimes they face or their prior record. He will take the time to answer all your questions and listen to what is important to you when developing a defense strategy. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable Suffolk County criminal defense lawyer, call 617-367-0450 today. You can also reach the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy through the firm’s online contact form.