Worcester County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Worcester County is the largest county in the state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 798,552. The history of the county is quite rich; the county was formed from the eastern portion of colonial Hampshire County: the western portion of the original Middlesex County and the extreme western portion of the original Suffolk County.

As of July 1, 1998, Worcester County lost all county level government as Massachusetts state agencies assumed all county functions. However, some of the county government can still be seen in some positions, such as an elected county sheriff, county prosecutor, and court officials, administered under the state department of public safety, the state correctional system, known as the Worcester County Jail at West Boylston, and the Worcester County District courts (state administered) at Worcester, Fitchburg and other district courts within county boundaries.

Between 1999 and 2008 there were a total of 164,643 crimes reported in Worcester County, Massachusetts. Out of the 164,643 crimes that occurred, 25,236 of them were violent. In Worcester County, these crimes occur almost half happen less than a mile from home and on average someone is a victim of a crime in Worcester County, Massachusetts every 31 minutes. This 2008 average includes 113 murders, 2,197 rapes, and more than one hundred and six thousand thefts (including 16,229 motor vehicle thefts). If you find yourself charged with any crime in Worcester County or any other part of Massachusetts, it is key to retain a knowledgeable and experienced Worcester County criminal defense attorney, like Attorney Murphy.

The court systems in Worcester County include the Worcester Superior Court, which can be found on 225 Main St., Worcester, Massachusetts. The Worcester Superior Court serves Shire Towns, Worcester and Fitchburg. The Clinton Division, which houses the Clinton District Court, is located at 300 Boylston St., Clinton, Massachusetts. The Clinton District Court has jurisdiction over the municipalities over Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Clinton, Harvard, Lancaster, Sterling and West Boylston. The Dudley Division, which houses the Dudley District Court, is located at 279 West Main St., Dudley, Massachusetts. The Dudley District Court has jurisdiction over the municipalities of Charlton, Dudley, Oxford, Southbridge, Sturbridge and Webster. The East Brookfield Division, which houses the East Brookfield District Court at 544 E. Main B St., East Brookfield, Massachusetts. The East Brookfield District Court has jurisdiction over the municipalities over Barre, Brookfield, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Leicester, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Paxton, Rutland, Spencer, Warren, West Brookfield. The Fitchburg Division, which houses the Fitchburg District Court at 100 Elm St., Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The Fitchburg District Court has jurisdiction over the municipalities of Fitchburg and Lunenburg. The Gardner Division, which houses the Gardner District Court, is located at 108 Matthews St., Gardner, Massachusetts. The Gardner District Court has jurisdiction over the municipalities of Gardner, Hubbardston, Petersham and Westminister. The Leominster Division, which houses the Leominster District Court at 25 School St., Leominster, Massachusetts. The Leominster District Court has jurisdiction over the municipalities of Holden, Leominster and Princeton. The Milford Division, which houses the Milford District Court, has jurisdiction over the municipalities of Bellingham, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford and Upton is located at 161 West Street, Route 140, Milford, MA. The Orange Division, which houses the Orange District Court, is located at 1 Court Sq. Suite 1, Orange, Massachusetts. The Orange District Court has jurisdiction over the municipalities of Athol, Erving, Leverett, New Salem, Orange, Shutesbury, Warwick and Wendell. The Uxbridge Division, which houses the Uxbridge District Court, is located at 261 S. Main St., Uxbridge, Massachusetts. The Uxbridge District Court has jurisdiction over the municipalities of Blackstone, Douglas, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton and Uxbridge. The Westborough Division, which houses the Westborough District Court, is located at 186 Oak St., Westborough, Massachusetts. The Westborough District Court has jurisdiction over the municipalities of Grafton, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Westborough. The Worcester Division, which houses the Worcester District Court, is located at 255 Main St., Worcester, Massachusetts. The Worcester District Court has jurisdiction over the municipalities of Auburn, Millbury and Worcester.

Experienced Worcester County Criminal Lawyer


The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy has nearly twenty years of criminal defense experience providing expert legal representation for clients charged with crimes throughout Worcester County. Boston criminal defense lawyer Patrick J. Murphy's law office is conveniently located at One South Market Street, Fourth Floor in downtown Boston, about an hour drive from the heart of Worcester County.  If you would like a free, confidential consultation regarding your Worcester County criminal case contact Attorney Murphy 24/7 directly at 617-367-0450 or complete the contacts tab on the website today.
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