Framingham District Court
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:
- Theft offenses,
- Drug charges,
- Violent crimes,
- Domestic violence cases, and
- Gun charges and weapons offenses.
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.