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Boston Municipal Court, East Boston Division

Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer Stands Up for the Rights of Clients Throughout Suffolk County

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:

Contact an East Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Today

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.

Client Reviews
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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