Salem District Court
Salem is known as one of the safer Boston suburbs. However, the city still sees a fairly high number of crimes each year. In fact, Salem has about five times as many crimes per square mile as the rest of the state. However, because most of these offenses involve property crimes or vandalism, and not violent crime, the city is able to maintain its reputation as a “safe” city. In an effort to keep the crime rate from increasing, Essex County prosecutors take any criminal accusation seriously, even if the evidence seems questionable. If you face criminal charges in Salem District Court, you need a lawyer who is ready to take the prosecution head-on. The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy has more than 27 years of experience defending clients’ rights and protecting their freedom. Attorney Murphy regularly appears in the local courthouse and has earned a reputation as an aggressive Salem criminal defense attorney.Where to Go for Your Court Dates
The Massachusetts court system is divided up into three levels of courts. Trial courts, or district courts, are where all criminal trials are heard. There are 62 district courts across Massachusetts, each hearing the cases that arise in the court’s geographical area. The Salem District Court hears cases out of Beverly, Danvers, Manchester by the Sea, Middleton, and Salem.
The courthouse is located at:
56 Federal Street
Salem, MA 01970
The court clerk’s phone number is (978) 744-1167.
While there is no free parking at the courthouse, there are metered parking spaces and paid parking lots in the immediate vicinity. Additionally, you can take the Newburyport/Rockport Line of the MBTA to the Salem Station. From there, it’s about a five-minute walk to the courthouse.Learning More About Your Case
After being arrested, you will likely have questions about the government’s case against you. The best way to gain a better understanding of the allegations is to contact an experienced Essex County criminal defense lawyer. However, you can also get a copy of the police report related to your arrest. This will give you some basic information, including the arresting officer’s name and a summary of your arrest. To obtain a copy of a Salem police report, you must submit a public records request on the Salem Police Department’s website.Fighting a Case in Salem District Court
If you were arrested and charged with a crime in the Salem courthouse, you should immediately reach out to a local criminal defense attorney. When selecting an attorney, it is important to pick a lawyer who has experience handling cases in the court where your case will be heard. This ensures your attorney is familiar with the judges and prosecutors who are assigned to your case, which will enable your attorney to better determine the best way to handle your case.
Attorney Patrick J. Murphy is a natural choice when it comes to any case in Salem District Court. For more than 27 years, Attorney Murphy has been aggressively defending the rights of individuals across Essex County. He routinely handles all types of cases, including:
- Domestic violence offenses
- Violent crimes
- Gun crimes
- Theft offenses
- Drug charges
- OUI/DUI/DWI offenses
Whatever charges you face, Attorney Murphy has the experience, dedication, and skill you need to feel comfortable placing your case, your future, and your freedom in his hands.Contact the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy Today
If you were arrested in Salem, Beverly, Danvers, Manchester by the Sea or Middleton, you don’t want it to be your attorney’s first time in the Salem District Court. You want an attorney who knows the judges and prosecutors that will be handling your case, so they can better position your case for a successful outcome. Attorney Murphy is a veteran Salem criminal defense lawyer who regularly handles cases in the local courthouse. While it may be your future and your freedom on the line, when you bring Attorney Murphy on to your team, it’s Our Fight. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation, call 617-367-0450 today. You can also reach Attorney Murphy through the firm’s online contact form.