Malden District Court
Malden is a nearby suburb of Boston that, unlike many of the neighboring areas, enjoys a relatively low crime rate. However, Malden still sees a significant amount of crime, especially in terms of property crimes, such as theft and burglary, as well as drug crimes. If you have a case in Malden District Court, it is important that you carefully consider the attorney you hire to represent you. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy is a veteran Middlesex County criminal defense lawyer with specific experience handling cases arising out of Malden as well as the surrounding areas of Melrose, Everett, and Wakefield.Where You Need to Go for Your Court Dates
Outside of Boston, which has a slightly different system, all criminal cases are heard in the Massachusetts district courts. There is a total of 62 district courts in Massachusetts, each handling the cases that arise within the court’s geographical area. If you were arrested in Everett, Malden, Melrose or Wakefield, you will need to visit the Malden District Court for all hearings related to your case.
The courthouse is located at:
4040 Mystic Valley Parkway
Medford, MA 02155
Generally, you will need to show up to all your court dates. However, if you have an emergency or otherwise need to reach the court, you can call the court clerk’s office at (781) 322-7500. Additionally, your lawyer may be able to appear on your behalf for some of the earlier hearings.
If you are traveling by car, there is a parking lot around the rear of the courthouse. You can also take the Orange Line of the MBTA to the Wellington Station stop. From there, the courthouse is less than a mile away.What to Do After an Arrest
If police arrested you in Malden, you may have questions about why you were arrested and how you can learn more about the government’s case against you. While your lawyer will be able to provide you with a copy of all the discovery pertaining to your case, you can also obtain a police report from the Malden Police Department. To do so, you must contact the Bureau of Records through phone or email. Notably, the police department may refuse to provide you with a copy of a police report if you are charged with certain crimes, such as domestic violence offenses or crimes against minors.Fighting a Case in Malden District Court
Facing criminal charges can feel overwhelming. The more you know about the court where your case will be heard, the more confident you can be leading up to trial. Having an experienced attorney who is familiar with the nuances of the local court system will provide you with many advantages. For example, A Malden criminal defense lawyer will know the predispositions of the judge hearing your case and may have gone up against local prosecutors in other cases. This will give them valuable insight when developing an effective defense strategy.
At the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy, our firm has extensive experience handling all types of cases in Everett, Malden, Melrose and Wakefield, including:
- Sex offenses
- Theft crimes
- Drug charges
- Domestic violence cases
- OUI/DUI/OWI offenses
Serious charges deserve serious representation. If you face criminal charges in Malden District Court, Attorney Patrick J. Murphy is a natural choice. With more than 27 years of experience representing clients facing all types of crimes, Patrick Murphy knows what it takes to build a successful defense. He is a skilled negotiator and often resolves clients’ cases without the need for a trial; however, as an experienced litigator, he is not afraid to take a case before a jury. Regardless of the crimes you face, Attorney Murphy will defend your future and your freedom at every step of the process. To learn more, and to schedule a free case evaluation with Attorney Murphy, call 617-367-0450 today. You can also reach out through the firm’s online contact form.