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 170 Milk 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.
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