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Taunton District Court

Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer Protecting the Interests of Clients Throughout Bristol County

The crime rate in Taunton is about on par with the rest of the state, meaning that there are about ten crimes committed per 10,000 residents. Certainly, other nearby areas see much more crime; however, this is not necessarily a good thing for anyone charged with a crime in the Taunton District Court. The city’s moderate crime rate means that police and prosecutors have ample time to investigate and prosecute anything that remotely resembles criminal activity. If you were arrested in Taunton or one of the surrounding communities, contact the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy. Attorney Murphy has nearly three decades of experience aggressively defending the rights of clients charged with serious felony and misdemeanor crimes. He takes a strategic and individualized approach to every case he handles, ensuring that your arrest will have as little impact on your future as possible.

Where to Go to Court After Picking Up a Case in Taunton, MA

Massachusetts is like many other states in that there are three levels of courts. Most criminal trials outside of Boston are heard at the district court level. Each of the 62 district courts serves a relatively small geographical area, usually encompassing a handful of cities. If you were arrested in Taunton, Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Raynham, Rehoboth or Seekonk, your case will be heard at the Taunton District Court.

The courthouse is located at:

40 Broadway
Taunton, MA 02780

The court clerk’s phone number is 508-977-6000.

The courthouse does not have a free parking lot. However, there is a paid parking garage at the courthouse and a number of paid lots in the immediate vicinity. You can get to the courthouse by taking the Bloom Bus Line.

What Evidence Does the Government Have Against Me?

One of the most common questions people have after getting arrested is what evidence the police officers relied on when making the arrest. One way to learn a little more about the circumstances of your arrest is to request a copy of the police report officers created after your arrest. To obtain a copy of a police report, you must contact the police department in the city where you were arrested. For example, to get a copy of a Taunton police report, you can contact:

Public Information Officer and Records Access Officer

Taunton Police Department
ATTN: Records
23 Summer Street
Taunton, MA 02780-3408

You can also call or email your request to the police department. However, the police report is just one small piece of evidence in the prosecutor’s file. To review a complete copy of your discovery, contact a criminal defense lawyer for assistance.

Fighting a Criminal Case in Taunton District Court

While Taunton is hardly a small town, local police and prosecutors tend to adopt a small-town attitude when it comes to crime. This means that even those crimes that may be seen as minor in other parts of the state are aggressively prosecuted. Thus, it is important that the criminal defense lawyer you choose to represent you understands how things operate in the Taunton District Court. For example, what motivates local prosecutors to make the best plea deals and what defenses are Taunton judges most receptive to?

At the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy, Attorney Murphy has been representing clients in Taunton District Court and throughout Bristol County for 28 years. He has first-hand experience trying cases in the local court and knows what to expect from local police, prosecutors and judges. Attorney Murphy uses this knowledge to create compelling defenses to the crimes his clients face. Some of the cases Attorney Murphy regularly handles in Taunton District Court include:

  • Assaults and other violent crimes;
  • Drug cases;
  • OUI/DUI/DWI offenses;
  • Robberies;
  • Sex crimes; and
  • Weapons offenses and gun charges.

When you bring Attorney Murphy onto your side, your case, your future and your freedom are in good hands.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Aggressive Taunton Criminal Defense Attorney

If you were recently arrested in Taunton, Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Raynham, Rehoboth or Seekonk, contact the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy for immediate assistance. Attorney Murphy doesn’t take every client’s case who comes through the door, choosing instead to keep his caseload manageable. That way, he can give you the personalized attention that you deserve. With decades of experience successfully defending against some of the toughest cases in Bristol County, Attorney Murphy has what it takes to ensure your interests are protected throughout every stage of the process. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy at (617) 367-0450 today. You can also reach Patrick Murphy through our online contact form.

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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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"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