Hampden County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Hampden County is the true economic and cultural center of Western Massachusetts and has an important part in American History. It was split from Hampshire County in 1812, because Northampton, Massachusetts was made Hampshire County's "shire town" in 1794. It is located in Pioneer Valley and has a population of 463,490. To the north of Hampden County is modern-day Hampshire County; to the south is Hartford County, Connecticut. To the west of Hampden County is Berkshire County; to the east is Worcester County.

Like a great number of Massachusetts’s counties, Hampden County currently exists only as a historical geographic region, and has no county government. All former county functions were assumed by state agencies in 1998. The sheriff and some other regional officials with specific duties are still elected locally to perform duties within the county region; however there is no county council, county commission or other county governing body. Communities are now granted the right to form their own regional compacts for sharing services. Hampden County and Hampshire County together are part of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

In the last twenty years there were 214,251 total crimes reported in Hampden County, Massachusetts and out of that number, 39,082 of the cries are violent. This includes 204 murders, 2,152 rapes, and more than one hundred and twenty-nine thousand thefts, including 26,130 motor vehicle thefts. Of the 21,425 crimes that occur a year in Hampden County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hampden County, Massachusetts every 24 minutes. With crime occurring this often, it is essential to find legal help and expertise that can help you defend any criminal allegations.

The court systems in Hampden include the Hampden County Superior Court that serves, Shire Towns and Springfield, the superior court can be found at 50 State St., Springfield, Massachusetts. The Holyoke Division (Holyoke District Court) includes the municipality of Holyoke and the court can be found on 20 Court Plaza, Holyoke, Massachusetts. The Palmer District Court (Palmer District Court) includes the municipalities of Brimfield, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Holland, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Wales and Wilbraham. The Palmer District Court is located at 235 Sykes St., Palmer, Massachusetts. The Springfield Division includes the municipalities of Longmeadow, Springfield and West Springfield. This Springfield District Court can also be found on 50 State St., Springfield, Massachusetts. The Westfield Division includes the municipalities of Agawam, Blandford, Chester, Granville, Montgomery, Russell, Southwick ,Trolland and Westfield. The Westfield District Court is located on 224 Elm St., Westfield, Massachusetts.

Experienced Hampden County Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy has nearly twenty years of criminal defense experience providing expert legal representation for clients charged with crimes throughout Massachusetts, including allegations of crime in Hampden County. Boston criminal defense lawyer Patrick J. Murphy's law office is conveniently located at One South Market Street, Fourth Floor in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. If you would like a free, confidential consultation regarding your Hampden County criminal case contact Attorney Murphy 24/7 directly at 617-367-0450 or complete the contacts tab on the website today.

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