Westborough District Court
Westborough is a relatively small city with about 22,000 residents. Located in between Worcester and Boston, Westborough sits right at the intersection of I-90 and I-495, making this a peak enforcement area for a wide range of traffic offenses. In addition, while the overall crime rate in Westborough is lower than many of the surrounding communities, police still make hundreds of arrests per year. If you have a criminal case in Westborough District Court, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who is familiar with the local court system. Attorney Patrick Murphy at the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy has been regularly representing clients in the Westborough court for more than 28 years and understands how local judges, prosecutors and jurors think. He uses this knowledge to create compelling defenses on behalf of each of his clients.Where Do i Go to Court After a Westborough Arrest?
Like other states, Massachusetts has a three-tiered court system consisting of trial courts, an appellate court, and the state supreme court. There are two types of trial courts: district courts and superior courts. With the exception of very serious felony cases, most criminal trials are generally heard at the district court level. The Massachusetts Court of Appeals handles the vast majority of criminal appeals, and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts selectively takes cases of special interest.
There are 62 district courts across the state, each serving a handful of cities. If your arrest occurred in Grafton, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough or Westborough, the Westborough District Court will hear your case.
The courthouse’s physical address is:
186 Oak Street
Westborough, MA 01581
If you need to contact the court, you can reach the clerk’s office at 508-366-8266.
Unfortunately, the courthouse is not serviced by public transportation. However, the courthouse has a free parking lot.Obtaining a Copy of a Westborough Police Report
If you were arrested and want to learn more about the government’s case against you, a good place to start is by requesting a copy of the police report. Police reports do not contain a wealth of information, but they do provide you with some basic facts about your arrest. To request a copy of a police report, you can contact the local police department at:
Westborough Police Station
45 West Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
Keep in mind that a police report is just one piece of evidence in the government’s file. A Worcester County criminal defense attorney can provide you with a complete copy of the discovery related to your case.Fighting a Westborough Criminal Case
If you have a case in Westborough District Court, it is imperative that you realize what you are up against. Westborough isn’t Boston. Local police and prosecutors are not dealing with heavy caseloads. Thus, they have ample time to investigate and prosecute anything that remotely resembles a crime.
At the same time, the city has a reputation for being “tough on crime.” Local jurors may be skeptical about certain defenses, and judges regularly impose lengthy sentences after a conviction. Anyone facing serious allegations in Westborough District Court should immediately reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer for assistance.
Attorney Patrick J. Murphy has more than 28 years of experience aggressively defending clients in Westborough District Court. Over the years, he’s come to understand how local police, prosecutors, jurors and judges think about criminal cases. This gives him unique insight, enabling him to create compelling defenses that are not only catered to the specific facts at issue but also to the judge or jurors hearing the case.
The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy regularly represents clients facing the following charges:
- DUI offenses;
- Domestic violence crimes;
- Drug charges;
- Traffic violations;
- Violent crimes; and
- Theft offenses.
Regardless of the crimes you face, your record, or the evidence against you, Patrick Murphy can help ensure that your arrest has as little impact on your future as possible.Contact an Experienced Westborough District Court Criminal Defense Attorney Today
If you face serious criminal charges, the attorney you select to represent you is one of the most important decisions you will make. Attorney Murphy is unceasingly dedicated to protecting the interests of his clients at every stage of the process. Whether he is arguing a motion to suppress evidence, negotiating with prosecutors, or litigating your case in front of the jury, Attorney Murphy has what it takes to beat even the toughest cases. To schedule a free case evaluation today, call (617) 367-0450 today. You can also connect with Attorney Murphy through the firm’s online contact form.