Lowell District Court

Veteran Criminal Defense Attorney Defending the Rights of Clients Throughout Middlesex County

Lowell is one of the most population-dense areas in the Boston Metropolitan area. As a result, per square mile, Lowell’s crime rate exceeds the state average by more than seven times, with more than 140 crimes reported per square mile each year. Given the staggeringly high rate of crimes, police and prosecutors take reports of even minor crimes very seriously. If you face criminal charges in Lowell District Court, you deserve a Middlesex County criminal defense attorney who takes your case as seriously as you do. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy has been representing clients in Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tewksbury, and Tyngsboro for more than 25 years. Over this time, he’s gained valuable insight into how local judges and prosecutors view cases, allowing him to develop compelling defense strategies that situate his clients for a successful outcome.

You Were Arrested in Lowell, Now What?

In Massachusetts, after you are arrested, your case will get assigned to one of the 63 district courts in the state. If your arrest occurred in Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tewksbury, or Tyngsboro, your case will be heard at the Lowell District Court, which is located at:

370 Jackson Street
Lowell, MA 01852

You must appear at any court hearing unless you contact your attorney and they obtain the judge’s permission to waive your presence. If you need to contact the court for any reason, you can reach the court clerk by phone at 978-937-2486.

The courthouse does not provide free parking; however, there are some free parking spots in the area. There are also paid parking lots near the intersection of Chelmsford St. and Middlesex St. and Thorndike St. and Gallagher Square. You can also take the MBTA to the Gallagher Terminal and then transfer to Route 18 of the Lowell Regional Transit Authority.

Obtaining a Copy of a Your Police Report

If you were arrested in Lowell, you can request a copy of your police report through the city’s Public Records Department. Requests can be made in person, online, or over the phone. The Lowell Public Record department’s physical address is:

City Hall Law Department
Attn: RAO
375 Merrimack Street 3rd Floor
Lowell MA 01852

A police report will not provide you with all of the information related to your case, but it is a valuable resource. Police reports contain the name of the arresting officer, the circumstances of your arrest and may outline the evidence the arresting officer relied on when arresting you. However, police reports are not available in all cases, such as those involving domestic violence. Thus, depending on the allegations, you may need to contact a Middlesex County criminal defense lawyer to obtain a copy of a police report as well as the other discovery pertaining to your case.

The Importance of a Local Lowell Criminal Defense Lawyer

Every district court in Massachusetts is unique. They have different judges and are staffed by a different team of prosecutors. If you have a case in Lowell District Court, you should be sure to hire a local attorney who has knowledge of the court, its judges, and prosecutors.

Attorney Patrick J. Murphy has a long history of handling all types of Lowell criminal cases, including:

At the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy, we understand what you are going through and take every step possible to secure the best possible result in every case.

Contact an Experienced Lowell Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you were recently arrested for a crime in Lowell, MA, don’t take your chances on hiring a lawyer who has never set foot in the Lowell District Court. You deserve an attorney who knows the judges and prosecutors who will be handling your case so they can better situate your case for a successful outcome. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy has worked hard to develop a reputation as a respected defense attorney among his clients, fellow defense attorneys, judges and prosecutors in the Lowell community. To learn more, and to schedule a free case evaluation with Attorney Murphy, call 617-367-0450 today.

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