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Malden District Court

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Aggressively Defends Clients Across Middlesex County

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:

Contact an Experienced Malden Criminal Defense Attorney to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

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.

Client Reviews
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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