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Plymouth County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Plymouth County is the most historical county in the country, let alone in Massachusetts. Plymouth County has a great amount of folklore, culture and is known to hold “America’s Hometown,” which is the town of Plymouth. Plymouth is the site of the historical and famous colony, which was founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, the passengers of the well-known Mayflower, the first American citizens. Plymouth is where New England was first established and serves to be the oldest municipality in New England, as well as the largest. It also is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, lending the town as well as the county even more historical worth.

Plymouth County’s industry throughout the 19th century was rope-making. Through the Plymouth Cordage Company, the county thrives on the country’s need of rope. Although the Plymouth Cordage Company is still active, the county’s largest industry today is tourism. People from across the country come to Plymouth to explore the original site where the first American citizens made their home. The county has its own airport, the Plymouth Municipal Airport; the oldest operating museum in the United States, the Pilgrim Hall Museum and two higher education facilities, the Bridgewater State University and the Massasoit Community College.

In the last thirty years, Plymouth County has substantially grown. As of 2010 the population went up to 494,919 and its inhabitants are mostly middle to upper class. Crime rates for the county as a whole have decreased, however thousands of Plymouth County citizens are still victim to property crimes and some even, violet crimes. Between the years of 1999 and 2008, there were a totally of 94,898 crimes reported in Plymouth County and 11,157 of them were violent. This means that on average, someone is a victim of a crime in Plymouth County every 55 minutes. From the statics reported below, this includes 91 murders, 869 rape crimes, and more than sixty-six thousand thefts, 12,168 being motor vehicle thefts. With high crime numbers like these, it is essential to find legal help and expertise that can help you with any type of criminal defense allegations.

The court systems in Plymouth include the Plymouth County Superior Court that serves, Shire Towns, Plymouth and Brockton. The Brockton Division includes the municipalities of Abington, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater and Whiteman. The Hingham Division of the District Court includes the municipalities of Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Norwell, Rockland and Scituate. The Plymouth Division includes the municipalities of Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Plympton. The Wareham Division includes the municipalities of Carver, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Rochester and Wareham.

Experienced Plymouth 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 Plymouth County. Boston criminal defense lawyer Patrick J. Murphy's law office is conveniently located at One South Market Street, Fourth Floor in downtown Boston, about an hour drive from the heart of Plymouth County. However, Attorney Murphy resides on the South Shore and is 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