Bristol County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Bristol County was created by the Plymouth Colony on June 2, 1685 and named after its “shire town” and the waterside English town. Bristol County is in the southern right corner of Massachusetts and boarders Rhode Island; Bristol County has a shared history with the two states. The county was formed by the transfer of part of Bristol County, Massachusetts, to the state of Rhode Island, and was the subject of a long-running border dispute. The towns of Bristol, Barrington and Warren were awarded to Rhode Island in 1746 to conclude the boundary dispute. There now currently are two Bristol Counties, one in Massachusetts and one to Rhode Island. As of 2010, the census the population was totaled to 548, 285.

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 147,927 total crimes reported in Bristol County, Massachusetts, out of that number, 24, 399 of the crimes were violent. This includes 105 murders, 1,417 rapes, and almost ninety-three thousand thefts, including 13,749 auto thefts. In Bristol County, nearly one-half of the 14,793 crimes that happen every year in Bristol County occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bristol County, Massachusetts every 35 minutes. With crime being so prevalent, and law enforcement authorities working hard to combat such high numbers, it is important to get legal help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you are the subject of a criminal investigation or the suspect in a crime.

The court systems in Bristol County include the Bristol Superior Court which is located at 9 Court St. in Taunton, Massachusetts. The Attleboro Division, where you can find the Attleboro District Court, which has jurisdiction over the municipalities of Attleboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, and Norton, and is located at 88 N. Main Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts. The Fall River Division, which holds the Fall River District Court, can be found at 186 S. Main St., Fall River. The District Court handles cases from Fall River, Freetown, Somerset, Swansea and Westport. The New Bedford Division, where you can find the New Bedford District Court, which has jurisdiction over the municipalities of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, New Bedford and Westport and is located at 76 N. Sixth Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts. The Taunton Division, which includes the Taunton District Court, can be found at 40 Broadway, Taunton. The District Court handles cases from Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk and Taunton.

Experienced Bristol County Criminal Defense Lawyer, Patrick J. Murphy


The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy has nearly twenty years of criminal defense experience providing expert legal representation for clients charged with crimes throughout Bristol County. Boston criminal defense lawyer Patrick J. Murphy's law office is conveniently located at One South Market Street, Fourth Floor in downtown Boston. Bristol County and Attorney Murphy’s office are only a short distance away from each other. Attorney Murphy resides on the South Shore and is also available to meet clients locally.  If you would like a free, confidential consultation regarding your criminal case contact Attorney Murphy 24/7 directly at 617-367-0450 or complete the contacts tab on the website today.
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