Worcester District Court

Experienced Worcester County Criminal Defense Lawyer Representing Clients Facing Serious Charges

Worcester has a crime rate that nearly doubles that of the rest of the state and exceeds the crime rate of the United States by more than 50 percent. In fact, Worcester is safer than just 17 percent of all U.S. cities. Violent crimes, in particular, are especially common in Worcester, MA, with more than 1,200 reported violent crimes per year. For a city of just over 185,000, this is a significant number. If you’ve been arrested in or around Worcester, it is important that you work with an attorney who has specific experience handling cases in Worcester District Court. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy is an experienced Worcester County criminal defense attorney with decades of experience helping his clients defend against all types of criminal accusations.

Where Do I Need to Go for Court?

If you were arrested in Worcester County, including in the City of Worcester, Auburn, or Millbury, your case will be heard at the Worcester District Court. The court hears all misdemeanor and most felony cases, except the most serious charges such as homicide. Unless you speak with your lawyer beforehand and obtain approval from the judge, you must appear at all court dates.

The court is located at:
225 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

The phone number for the Court Clerk’s office is 508-831-2010.

The courthouse does not offer free parking; however, there is metered parking directly adjacent to the courthouse. There are also several paid parking garages nearby. You can also take the Framingham/Worcester line to the Worcester/Union Station, which is a half-mile from the courthouse.

Obtaining a Copy of a Worcester Police Report

After an arrest, you will likely have a lot of questions. Getting your hands on a copy of the police report related to your arrest can give you some background information. While not every police report is publicly available, most are. You can request a copy of a Worcester police report by contacting the Records Bureau of the Worcester Police Department at:

9-11 Lincoln Square
Worcester, MA 01608

You can also request a police report through the Public Records Center on the City’s website.

Defending Against a Case in Worcester District Court

If you have a Worcester criminal case, you are innocent unless and until the government can prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. While an arrest undoubtedly disrupts your life, there are important steps you can take to decrease the chances that it will further impact your future. The first thing to do is to reach out to an experienced Worcester criminal defense lawyer.

The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy represents clients charged with all types of crimes. Whether it is your first arrest or you’ve been through the process before, Attorney Murphy will take the time to understand your case and develop a comprehensive defense strategy unique to your case. Some of the cases Attorney Murphy handles include:

In places like Worcester, you want to ensure that your lawyer is familiar with the local court system. While there are countless Massachusetts criminal defense lawyers, few understand the nuances of practicing in the Worcester District Court as well as Attorney Patrick Murphy.

Contact the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy for Immediate Assistance

If you face criminal charges in Worcester, do not delay in reaching out to the Law Offices of Patrick J. Murphy. Attorney Murphy is known by judges, prosecutors and fellow defense lawyers as an aggressive advocate who unceasingly pursues the interests of his clients at every stage of the process. He not only commands an impressive knowledge of the law but also of the intricacies of practicing in Worcester District Court. To learn more, and to schedule a free case evaluation with a Worcester criminal defense lawyer, call 617-367-0450 today. You can also reach Attorney Murphy through his 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