Cambridge District Court
Home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge is one of the better-known Boston suburbs. Additionally, Cambridge has one of the higher crime rates in the areas. Local police and prosecutors, hoping to retain the city’s good name, take an aggressive stance against crime. If you have a criminal case in Cambridge District Court, it is imperative that you work with an attorney who knows how to successfully defend against a Cambridge criminal case. At the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy, Attorney Murphy represents clients facing a wide range of serious felony and misdemeanor offenses. With nearly three decades of experience handling Middlesex criminal cases, Attorney Murphy knows what it takes to prove you with the representation you deserve.Where to Go to Court After a Cambridge Arrest
Massachusetts has a three-tiered court system that resembles a pyramid, with district courts at the bottom, the Massachusetts Appeals Court in the middle, and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts at the top. Most criminal trials are heard in one of 62 district courts scattered throughout the state.
If you were arrested in Cambridge, Belmont or Arlington, the Cambridge District court will hear your case. The courthouse is located at:
4040 Mystic Valley Parkway
Medford, MA 02155
There is free parking at the courthouse for defendants and their friends and family members. The court is also located just off the Orange Line of the MBTA. Just get off at the Wellington Station stop and head west on Revere Beach Parkway until it turns into Mystic Valley Parkway; the courthouse will be on the north side of the road a little more than a half-mile from the station.
If you need to contact the court, you can contact the court clerk at 781-306-2715.Obtaining a Copy of a Cambridge Police Report
After getting arrested, it may feel like you are powerless. However, there are steps you can immediately take to begin fighting your case. One of the first things you can do is to request a copy of the police report officers created when they arrested you. To get a copy of a Cambridge police report, you can submit a request online, through the mail or in person, by contacting:
Cambridge Police Department
125 Sixth Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
However, be aware that if you are charged with certain crimes, such as witness intimidation and some domestic violence, offenses, the police report may not be publicly available. In these situations, contact a Cambridge criminal defense attorney to obtain a complete and redacted copy of the discovery related to your case.Defending Against a Cambridge, MA Crime
Massachusetts criminal law is the same no matter what city you live in. However, every courthouse handles cases slightly differently. More importantly, the individual judges assigned to a courthouse are the ones making the decisions in your case. For this reason, if you face criminal charges in Cambridge, it is important to find a lawyer who is familiar with the court, including the judges and the prosecutors who will be handling your case. This will allow your attorney to develop a custom-tailored defense strategy that is most likely to get you the results you are looking for.
Attorney Patrick Murphy is a veteran Middlesex County criminal defense attorney who has represented clients in Cambridge District Court for more than 27 years. He understands how the local judges and prosecutors view their cases and how to effectively navigate even the most serious cases through the system with finesse. The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy handles all types of criminal cases, including:
- Assaults and other violent crimes;
- Student crimes;
- OUI/DUI/DWI offenses;
- Drug cases;
- Robberies; and
- Weapons offenses.
With Attorney Murphy on your side, you can rest assured that your case, your future, and your freedom are in good hands.Contact an Experienced Cambridge Criminal Defense Attorney Today
If you caught a criminal case in Cambridge District Court, do not hesitate to reach out to the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy. Attorney Murphy is respected among fellow defense attorneys, former clients, judges, and even prosecutors for the zealous representation he provides to each of his clients. While it may be your future and your freedom on the line, when you work with Attorney Murphy, it’s Our Fight. To schedule a free consultation with a Cambridge criminal defense lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy at (617) 367-0450 today. You can also reach Patrick Murphy through the firm’s online contact form.