Falmouth District Court
Dealing with a criminal case is not something that anyone wants to deal with. However, when you have a case in Falmouth District Court, it is important that you know exactly what you are up against. Falmouth is a fairly homogenous city with a relatively high per capita income. Yet, the city’s crime rate is higher than many of the surrounding areas. In response, local police and prosecutors take an aggressive stance on crime. The judges of the Falmouth District Court are also known to “throw the book” at defendants convicted of serious crimes. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy of the Law Office of Patrick Murphy is a respected Barnstable County criminal defense attorney with decades of experience representing clients in and around Falmouth. He takes a comprehensive approach to every case he handles, ensuring your rights are protected at every stage of the process.I Was Arrested in Falmouth, Where Do I Go to Court?
Massachusetts has a three-tiered court system, with the district courts hearing the vast majority of criminal trials in the state. There are 60-plus district courts throughout Massachusetts and, if you were arrested in Falmouth, Bourne or Mashpee, the Falmouth District Court will hear your case.
The courthouse is located at:
161 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
The courthouse has free parking on-site and is also accessible by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority. If you need to speak with someone at the courthouse, you can reach the court clerk by phone at 508-495-1500.Falmouth Police Reports
While it may feel like there is little you can do to protect yourself after an arrest, that isn’t the case. Eventually, you will want to speak with an experienced Falmouth criminal defense attorney; however, before doing so, you can request a copy of the police report related to your arrest. A police report contains limited but important information about your arrest, such as the arresting officer’s name, the crimes you allegedly committed, and a brief summary of the circumstances surrounding your arrest.
To obtain a copy of a Falmouth police report, contact the Falmouth Police Department at:
Falmouth Police Department
Central Records Office
750 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
You can request a copy of a police report in person, over the phone, through email or through the mail. However, not all police reports are available, in particular, those related to domestic violence offenses. If you face a Falmouth domestic violence offense, a local criminal defense attorney can provide you with a copy of the discovery pertaining to your case.Defending Against Criminal Charges in Falmouth District Court
Defending against the government’s allegations that you committed a crime is always stressful. However, if you face charges in Falmouth District Court, there are certain things you need to consider when selecting an attorney to represent you. Because Falmouth is located on Cape Cod, it’s a popular tourist destination, drawing tens of thousands of visitors each year. This creates an “us versus them” mentality in the court system, where outsiders are not necessarily viewed as favorably as locals. Thus, to effectively defend against the charges you face, it is important to work with an experienced Barnstable County criminal defense attorney who understands the local court, its prosecutors and its judges.
Attorney Murphy has a long history of representing clients in Falmouth District Court. While he handles all types of criminal cases, the following are among the most common cases he handles in Falmouth District Court:
Attorney Murphy possesses detailed knowledge of the local court system, enabling him to develop custom-tailored defenses to even the most serious crimes.Contact a Falmouth Criminal Defense Attorney for Immediate Assistance
If you face criminal charges in Falmouth, Mashpee or Bourne, it is essential you contact an attorney who understands exactly what you are facing and how to defend against the government’s allegations. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy has more than 28 years of experience representing clients in Falmouth District Court. He has earned the respect of the local judges and even the prosecutors due to the diligent and aggressive defense he presents on behalf of every client he represents. 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.