Worcester District Court
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:
- Assault and other violent crimes;
- Domestic violence;
- Sex offenses;
- Drug charges;
- OUI/DUI/OWI charges; and
- Theft crimes.
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.