Cambridge District Court

Respected Middlesex County Criminal Defense Attorney Aggressively Defends Clients Facing Serious Crimes

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

Records Unit
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:

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.

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
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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