Chelsea District Court

Local Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney Aggressively Represents Clients Facing Serious Crimes

Chelsea is the second most population-dense city in all of Massachusetts. It is also a fairly impoverished area, with over 20 percent of people in the city living below the poverty line. Unfortunately, law enforcement tends to over-police poor areas and, not surprisingly, Chelsea has an extremely high crime rate, especially related to violent offenses and sex crimes. If you face charges in Chelsea District Court, it is important you have an attorney by your side who is familiar with the judges and prosecutors who handle these cases on a daily basis. At the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy, our Suffolk County criminal defense lawyer regularly appears in Chelsea District Court, representing clients facing all types of serious charges.

An Overview of Massachusetts Trial Courts

All criminal cases start off in the trial court. Massachusetts trial courts are called district courts. There are 62 district courts across the state. These courts hear all misdemeanor cases and most felony cases, with the exception of homicides and other very serious offenses.

After an arrest, your case gets assigned to the district court where the alleged crime occurred. If you were arrested in Chelsea or Revere, your case will be heard at the Chelsea District Court. The Chelsea District Court is located at:

120 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150

The court clerk’s phone number is 617-660-9200.

Most court hearings require you to be physically present unless you first speak to your attorney and he obtains the court’s permission to waive your presence. There is metered parking near the courthouse, or you can take the Newburyport/Rockport Line of the MBTA to the Chelsea station. It’s about a 15-minute walk to the courthouse from the station.

What to Do After Your Arrest

Getting arrested is a traumatizing experience, regardless of whether it’s your first arrest or you’ve been arrested before. You may have questions about the crime the government claims you committed and wonder what you can do to protect your interests. One thing you can do right away is to get a copy of the police report related to your arrest. To obtain a copy of a Chelsea police report, you must contact the Records Department of the Chelsea Police Department. You can request a copy over the phone, in person, or through email. The police department’s address is 119 Park Street, Chelsea, MA 02150.

You should also immediately reach out to a dedicated criminal defense attorney to discuss your case. When reviewing attorneys, be sure the one you select has specific experience handling cases in Chelsea District Court. This way, your attorney will be familiar with the prosecutors and judges that will be assigned to your case.

Common Crimes in Chelsea, MA

Chelsea sees a lot of crime; however, the city’s violent crime rate is especially high. Police and prosecutors take an especially aggressive approach to these offenses. If convicted, you can face a long jail sentence, significant fines, and other lifelong impacts on your freedom. Attorney Murphy represents clients charged with all types of crime in Chelsea District Court, including:

Regardless of the government’s allegations, Attorney Murphy has the skill, experience and knowledge of the local court system to put you in the best situation possible.

Why Choose the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy?

If you face criminal charges in Chelsea District Court, you deserve an attorney who will take your case as seriously as you do. Attorney Murphy is a veteran criminal defense attorney who, for the past 27 years, has represented clients in Chelsea District Court. Over this time, Patrick Murphy has come to understand how local prosecutors and judges see cases and what defenses have the highest likelihood of success. He also has earned the respect of prosecutors, which serves him well when negotiating favorable plea agreements on behalf of his clients. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with Attorney murphy, 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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