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Norfolk County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Norfolk County was named after the original county in England, the name originates from the meaning “northern folk.” Norfolk County is one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. With a median household income of $81, 899, the small county is full of ambitious hard working citizens. Norfolk County was created on March 26, 1793 when Governor John Hancock signed it into legislation. The county is also famous for being the birthplace for four U.S. Presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John F. Kennedy and George W. Bush, this has left the county being nicknamed the “County of Presidents.” Two of the largest towns in Norfolk County were Dorchester and Roxbury and they were a part of Norfolk County when it was created, but Boston annexed both towns and they then became a part of Suffolk County.

Between the years of 1999 to 2008 there were a total of 98,030 total crimes reported in Norfolk County, out of that number, 9,891 of the crimes were violent. This number includes 43 murders, 754 rapes and greater than seventy-one thousand thefts, including 7,632 auto thefts. In Norfolk County, nearly one half of these crimes occur less than one mile from home and on this average, someone is a victim of a crime in Norfolk County every 53 minutes. With such aggressive and frequent crimes, it is key to have reliable help from an experienced trustworthy defense attorney.

The court systems in Norfolk County include the Norfolk Superior Court which is located at 650 High Street in Dedham, Massachusetts. The Dedham Division of the District Court, where you can find the Dedham District Court, which has jurisdiction over the municipalities over Dedham, Dover, Medfield, Needham, Norwood, Wellesley and Westwood and is located at 631 High Street, Dedham, Massachusetts. The Quincy Division, which holds the Quincy District Court, handles cases from Quincy, Braintree, Cohasset, Holbrook, Milton, Randolph and Weymouth and is located at One Dennis Ryan Parkway, Quincy, Massachusetts. The town of Brookline is home to the Brookline Division also know as the Brookline District Court located at 360 Washington St, Massachusetts and has jurisdiction over the municipality of Brookline. The Stoughton Division, which houses the Stoughton District Court, is located on 1288 Central St, Stoughton, Massachusetts. This division has the jurisdiction over the municipalities of Avon, Canton, Sharon and Stoughton. The Wrentham Division, where the Wrentham District Court is located has an address of 60 East St., Wrentham, Massachusetts. The court has jurisdiction over the municipalities over Foxborough, Franklin, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole and Wrentham.

Experienced Norfolk County Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy has nearly twenty years of criminal defense experience providing expert legal representation for clients charged with crimes throughout Norfolk County. Boston criminal defense lawyer Patrick J. Murphy's law office is conveniently located at One South Market Street, Fourth Floor in downtown Boston. Norfolk County and Attorney Murphy’s office are only a short distance away from each other. Attorney Murphy resides on the South Shore and is also available to meet clients locally. If you would like a free, confidential consultation regarding your criminal case contact Attorney Murphy 24/7 directly at (617) 367-0450 or complete the contacts tab on the website today.

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