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 170 Milk 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.
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