Dedham District Court

Respected County Criminal Defense Lawyer Aggressively Defending the Freedom of Clients Throughout Norfolk County

Dedham is a relatively small city located in Norfolk County, MA. With just over 22,000 residents, Dedham is one of those places where everyone seems to know everyone. If you were arrested and have a criminal case in Dedham District Court, it is important that you work with a local criminal defense lawyer who understands how courts operate in Dedham. While the criminal laws of Massachusetts are the same all over the state, every court—and every judge—sees cases a little differently. The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy and help maximize your chance of success by offering you unrivaled experience, passion, and knowledge of the local court system. Attorney Murphy has been representing clients in Dedham District Court for almost three decades and can position your case for a favorable result, regardless of the charges you are facing.

I Was Arrested in Dedham, Where Will My Case Be Heard?

Massachusetts has three levels of courts. District courts hear the vast majority of criminal trials. There are 62 district courts in Massachusetts, each serving a small geographical area around the courthouse. Each district court is staffed by its own judges, who only hear cases from that particular area.

If you were arrested in Dedham, Dover, Medfield, Needham, Norwood, Wellesley, and Westwood, the Concord District Court will hear your case. The courthouse is located at:

631 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

While the courthouse does not offer free parking, there is a paid parking lot next to the courthouse, behind the Registry of Deeds. Additionally, Bus 34E, Bus 35, Bus 36 and Bus 52 of the MBTA service the Dedham courthouse. If you need to contact the court, you can reach the court clerk at 781-329-4777.

What to Do After Dedham Arrest

If you’ve been arrested, regardless of whether it is your first time or you have a lengthy rap sheet, it can be a stressful experience. Even before contacting a Dedham criminal defense attorney, one of the first things you can do is to request a copy of the police report created after your arrest. Police reports do not contain a wealth of information. Still, they provide you with some important facts about your arrest, such as the arresting officer’s name and a summary of the allegations.

To get a copy of a Dedham police report, you can contact the Dedham Police Department at:

Police Headquarters

600 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026

To get a better idea of the evidence against you, you can contact a Norfolk County criminal defense attorney and ask them to provide you with a copy of your discovery.

Fighting a Criminal Case in Dedham District Court

Dedham is not unlike many of the other surrounding areas in that it’s a fairly insular community. This can add to the difficulties in defending against a case—especially for those from outside the area—because the prosecutors handling these cases practice in front of the judges every day, giving them inside knowledge into what persuades the judge. It is important that you work with a lawyer who has a similar level of knowledge and experience.

Attorney Patrick Murphy is a veteran Norfolk County criminal defense attorney who has been representing clients in Dedham District Court for nearly 30 years. He has inside knowledge of how the local judges view cases and what motivates prosecutors to make fair plea agreements. This helps him position each of his clients’ cases for a favorable outcome.

Attorney Murphy handles all types of crimes, including the following:

Regardless of the crimes you’re facing, your record, or the amount of evidence against you, Attorney Murphy can develop a compelling defense strategy.

Contact a Dedham Criminal Defense Attorney at the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy

If you face criminal charges in Dedham District Court, Patrick Murphy can help. Attorney Murphy takes a practical approach to every case he handles, identifying and aggressively pursuing the defenses that are most likely to succeed. He also takes the time to listen to your side of the story, giving you a voice in the process. 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 Attorney Murphy, give him a call at (617) 367-0450 today. You can also connect with him 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