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.

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