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Salem District Court

Respected Criminal Defense Lawyer Defends Clients Across Essex County

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:

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.

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