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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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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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