Haverhill District Court
As a distant suburb of Boston, many people from various backgrounds call Haverhill home. For the most part, residents stay out of trouble. However, Haverhill police are known for being quite aggressive when it comes to investigating crime. And while the duty of a prosecutor is to pursue justice and not to necessarily seek a conviction in every case, most Essex County prosecutors don’t question what’s in a police report. Facing criminal charges in Haverhill District Court raises a few challenges, especially for those who are not from the area. If you’ve been arrested and charged with a serious crime, the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy is here to help. Attorney Murphy has more than 28 years of experience defending clients in all types of criminal cases and knows what it takes to beat even the toughest charges.Where Do You Go to Court After Being Arrested in Haverhill?
Regardless of whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges in Massachusetts, your case will almost certainly start off in a district court. There are more than 60 district courts around the state, each serving a relatively small geographical area. If you were arrested in Boxford, Bradford, Georgetown, Groveland and Haverhill, the Haverhill District Court will hear your case.
The courthouse is located at:
45 Ginty Boulevard
Haverhill, MA 01831
If you need to reach the courthouse, you can do so by calling 978-521-7300.
If you plan on driving to the courthouse, there is free parking on Ginty Blvd. However, there is a 10-hour time limit. The Haverhill District Court is also accessible by the MBTA. Just take the Haverhill Line to the Haverhill Station stop. Keep in mind, however, that the courthouse is still about a mile away from the station.How to Get a Haverhill Police Report
If you’ve been arrested, one thing you can do to learn more about the government’s allegations against you is to request a copy of the police report. While a police report is just one piece of discovery in a criminal case, it can provide you with some information, such as the arresting officer’s name, the circumstances of your arrest, and possibly a brief summary of any evidence the officer relied on when making the arrest.
To obtain a copy of a police report, you must contact the police department of the city where you were arrested. In Haverhill, you can either complete an online records request or head down to the police station at 40 Bailey Boulevard, Haverhill, MA 01830. To obtain a full copy of the discovery pertaining to your case, reach out to a Haverhill criminal defense attorney.Defending Against Criminal Charges in Haverhill District Court
The mere thought of facing criminal charges is enough to cause anyone to lose sleep. And, for good reason, local judges come down hard on those convicted of serious crimes. However, just because you’ve been charged with a crime does not make you guilty—and it certainly doesn’t mean you’ll be found guilty. There are defenses to every criminal offense, and a skilled defense lawyer can help you understand which defenses apply best in your particular case.
At the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy, we have almost three decades of experience developing custom-tailored defenses on behalf of our many clients. Attorney Murphy regularly represents clients in Haverhill District Court and is familiar with the judges and prosecutors who will be handling your case. He uses this knowledge to determine the best possible defenses that are designed to get you out from under the charges you’re facing. Attorney Murphy represents clients charged with all types of crimes, including:
- Drug charges;
- Gun crimes;
- OUI/DUI/OWI offenses;
- Sex crimes; and
- Theft offenses.
If you’ve been charged with a serious crime and worry what it means for your future, contact the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy for immediate assistance. Whether Attorney Murphy is arguing to keep evidence out of trial or negotiating with prosecutors in hopes of getting them to drop certain charges, he knows his way around the Haverhill District Court. While it may be your future and your freedom on the line, when you have Patrick Murphy on your side, it’s Our Fight. 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.