Waltham District Court

Tenacious Middlesex County Criminal Defense Lawyer Stands Up for Clients Charged With Serious Crimes

If you’ve been charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Waltham District Court, you have a lot on the line. Local police, prosecutors and judges all take a hardline approach when it comes to crime. When it comes to choosing a Waltham criminal defense attorney, you cannot afford to take your chances with anything other than the best. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy is a veteran defense lawyer with more than 28 years of experience helping clients get out from under serious charges. The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy skillfully represents clients throughout Middlesex County, including in Waltham, Watertown and Weston.

Where to Go to Court Following Your Arrest

All criminal trials in Massachusetts aside from those in Boston are heard at the district court level. District courts hear misdemeanor trials and most felony cases. There are 62 district courts in Massachusetts. If you were arrested in Waltham, Watertown and Weston, the Waltham District Court will hear your case.

The courthouse is located at:

38 Linden Street
Waltham, MA 02452

If you need to contact the court, you can reach the court clerk by phone at 781-894-4500.

The courthouse provides limited free parking; however, the free lot tends to fill up in the mid-morning. There are also paid parking lots near the courthouse. You can also get to the courthouse by taking the Fitchburg/South Acton line of the MBTA to the Waltham Station stop.

Obtaining a Waltham Police Report

When a police officer makes an arrest, they are required to complete a police report. In a police report, officers document the circumstances of the arrest and may provide some additional information about the arrest. After being arrested, requesting a copy of the police report can give you a better idea of the charges you face and the evidence the government has against you.

To get a copy of a police report, you must contact the records department of the police department in the city where you were arrested. If you were arrested in Waltham, you can request a copy of a police report by contacting:

Waltham Police Department: Records Div.

155 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA 02452

You can also fill out an online records request. However, not all police reports are public information. For example, if you face domestic violence or witness intimidation charges, you may need to go through a criminal defense lawyer to obtain a copy of your discovery.

Defending Against Criminal Charges in Waltham District Court

Anytime you face felony or misdemeanor charges, it is important to know what you are going up against. While judges across Massachusetts apply the same laws, every courthouse has its own unique way of handling cases. It is important that the Middlesex County criminal defense attorney you select to represent you has experience handling cases in the court that will be hearing your case.

Attorney Patrick J. Murphy regularly represents clients in Waltham District Court and has been doing so for almost thirty years. He is familiar with the local prosecutors and judges, which gives him insight into which defenses are most likely to succeed. Patrick Murphy handles a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases, including those involving the following charges:

  • Burglary;
  • Drug charges;
  • Gun crimes;
  • OUI/DUI/OWI offenses;
  • Robbery;
  • Sex crimes;
  • Theft offenses; and
  • Violent Crimes.

Regardless of the crimes you face, your prior record, or the evidence the government has against you, Attorney Murphy has the skill, experience and dedication necessary to develop a compelling defense.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Waltham Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, one of the most important decisions you will make related to your case is which attorney you choose to represent you. Attorney Patrick Murphy has a successful track record representing clients throughout Middlesex County. He takes the time to listen to your side of the story and works closely with you to come up with a comprehensive defense strategy. While it may be your freedom and your future on the line, when you bring Attorney Murphy onto your case, it’s Our Fight. To schedule a free case evaluation, give the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy a call at (617) 367-0450. You can also reach out through the firm’s online contact form.

Client Reviews
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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