Lowell District Court
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
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:
- Drug charges,
- Domestic violence cases,
- Violent Crimes,
- OUI/DUI/DWI offenses,
- Gun cases, and
- Sex crimes.
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.