Fall River District Court
Located in the southern part of the state, just across the Rhode Island border, Fall River is the tenth-largest city in Massachusetts. Many know Fall River as the home to the famous Lizzie Borden murders. However, the city continues to experience a high violent crime rate, almost three times the state average. Indeed, the rate of burglaries, robberies, and assaults in Fall River is much higher than the national average. Given the high rate of violent crime in the area, police and prosecutors take an aggressive stance on crime. If you face criminal charges in Fall River District Court, the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy is here to help. With more than 27 years of experience representing clients facing all types of allegations in Fall River, Freetown, Somerset, Swansea and Westport, Attorney Murphy has the knowledge, dedication and skill necessary to successfully defend against whatever crimes the government claims you committed.Where Will My Trial Be Held?
After you are arrested for a crime in Massachusetts, the case gets assigned to one of the 62 district courts across the state. If your arrest occurred in Fall River, Freetown, Somerset, Swansea or Westport, a Fall River District Court judge will hear your case.
The court is located at:
186 S. Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720
The court is on the fifth floor, and the court clerk’s phone number is 508-491-3200.
If you have a court date coming up, you will need to be present unless you speak with a Bristol County criminal defense attorney beforehand. An attorney may be able to obtain the judge’s permission to waive your presence at certain pre-trial hearings.
While the courthouse has some metered parking nearby, these spots tend to fill up quickly. There are, however, paid parking garages nearby. You can also take the Southeastern Transit Authority, which is a five-minute walk to the courthouse.Fall River Police Reports
Massachusetts police reports are, for the most part, publicly available. If you want to learn more about your arrest and the government’s case against you, you can request a copy of your police report by contacting the Public Records Department of the Fall River Police. You can request a police report online or over the phone. You can also send your request to:
Fall River Police Department
C/O Records Access Officer
685 Pleasant Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 02721-4305
When you face charges in any city, you want to ensure that the attorney you choose to represent you is familiar with the court. While Massachusetts criminal law applies in all district courts, every courthouse has its own customs and procedures. The better your attorney’s understanding of these local nuances, the better they will be able to represent you. For example, a local Bristol County criminal defense lawyer will know what arguments are more likely to persuade a particular judge or how to best negotiate with a particular prosecutor.
Attorney Murphy has been handling cases in the Fall River District Court for nearly three decades. He knows all the players involved and enjoys a successful track record of handling some of the most serious cases, including:
- Domestic violence offenses,
- Drug crimes,
- Gun charges,
- Sex crimes,
- Burglary and robbery offenses.
Whether this is your first arrest or you have a lengthy criminal history, Patrick Murphy can help you defend against the government’s allegations.Contact an Experienced Bristol County Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
If you have a case in Fall River District Court, you deserve an attorney who not only knows the law, but also knows the predisposition of the judge who will be handling your case. Every judge sees cases a bit differently, and some arguments work better than others. Attorney Murphy regularly handles cases in Fall River and has been doing so for decades. He is well known throughout the area as an aggressive defense attorney who stands up for his clients’ rights at every stage of the process. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation, call 617-367-0450 today.