Framingham District Court

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer Safeguards the Interests of Clients Across Middlesex County

Located about 20 miles west of Boston, Framingham is a distant Boston Suburb. In part due to the city’s proximity to Boston, Framingham has a higher-than-average crime rate. While most Framingham crime is related to property crime, the city sees more violent crime per resident than the rest of the state. Those who have been arrested in the area know that Framingham police and prosecutors take crime very seriously. An experienced Middlesex County criminal defense attorney is vital to protecting your interests. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy regularly represents clients in Framingham District Court and has done so for more than 25 years. He is respected by clients, fellow defense attorneys, judges and even prosecutors as an advocate who aggressively pursues his clients’ interests at every step in the process.

Where to Go to Court After Being Arrested in Framingham

Massachusetts criminal trials are almost exclusively held in the state’s district courts. In Massachusetts, there are 62 district courts, each hearing all misdemeanors and most felony cases falling within the court’s geographical area. If you were arrested in Framingham, Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, Sudbury, or Wayland, your case will be heard at the Framingham District Court, which is located at:

600 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01701

To reach the Court Clerk’s office, you can call 508-875-7461.

If you have a court date coming up, you will generally need to appear in person or risk the judge holding you in contempt of court. However, your attorney may seek the judge’s approval to waive your appearance for certain pre-trial hearings.

Do You Need a Copy of Your Police Report?

Whenever police make an arrest, they must file out a police report. A police report contains some important information about your arrest, such as the arresting officer’s name and why they arrested you. Obtaining a copy of a police report is a good first step for anyone looking to learn more about why they were arrested. To get a copy of a Framingham police report, you can contact the Records Bureau of the Framingham Police Department at 508-532-5920.

A police report is not publicly available in some situations, such as domestic violence or sexual assault cases. Of course, your attorney is entitled to receive a copy of the police report, as well as all other discovery related to your case.

Fighting a Case in Framingham District Court

When selecting a lawyer to represent you in a Framingham criminal case, one important consideration is the lawyer’s familiarity with the local court system. There are more than 60 trial courts across the state, each with its own court rules and customs. Additionally, prosecutors and judges all generally stay within the court to which they are assigned. A local Middlesex County criminal defense attorney is better positioned to defend a case because they are familiar with the judges and prosecutors.

Attorney Murphy has been representing clients in Framingham District Court for more than 27 years. This gives him insight into how judges and prosecutors see his clients’ cases, which he uses to determine the best possible strategy in each case. Patrick Murphy represents clients in all types of serious crimes, including:

Regardless of whether this is your first arrest or you’ve been through the system before, Attorney Murphy has the dedication, skill and knowledge of the local court system that will put you at ease throughout the process.

Contact an Experienced Middlesex County Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you face criminal charges in Framingham, don’t put your future in the hands of a lawyer who has never set foot in the Framingham District Court. Attorney Murphy is a local Framingham, MA defense lawyer who understands the seriousness of your situation and will do everything he can to secure the best result possible. Whether he is negotiating a favorable plea agreement, arguing to keep evidence out of trial, or litigating your case in front of the jury, Attorney Murphy has what it takes to defend against even the most serious accusations. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation, call 617-367-0450 today. You can also reach Attorney Murphy through his 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