Cambridge Criminal Defense Lawyer
Cambridge District Court
If you have been charged with a crime in the Cambridge District Court, it is very likely an unsettling time for you. To meet this challenge you need a formidable and aggressive criminal defense lawyer or attorney — who is well known and respected in the Cambridge District Court. Kevin J. Mahoney is a Cambridge Criminal Attorney who has been practicing in Cambridge, MA for the past 15 years and is widely regarded as one of Massachusetts’ best criminal attorneys. For nearly 20 years, he has successfully defended hundreds of individuals in the Cambridge District Court of various crimes, in the process gaining a vital understanding of the proclivities of each judge and developing critical contacts within the Clerk’s Office.
Call Cambridge Criminal Defense Lawyer Kevin J. Mahoney at 617-492-0055 or use our online contact form to schedule a free in-office consultation with him. He is one of the most well regarded Cambridge lawyers, defending college students, professors, and area professionals of misdemeanors and felonies.
Cambridge District Court Information:
In February 2009, the Cambridge District Court temporarily moved from its long time location in Cambridge to 4040 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford, MA. The new courthouse is clean and well thought out, with three courtrooms, two jury deliberation rooms, and 12 holding cells. The Honorable Roanne Sragow, the presiding First Justice, is a very courteous, empathetic and intelligent jurist. Judge Severlin Singleton, who often presides in the Second Session, has a classic judicial mien and often decides issues quickly. Judge Michele Hogan, who regularly presides in the Trial Session, is a former homicide prosecutor. She is a no nonsense and able jurist. A few other judges occasionally preside over First Session. They are usually smart, professional, usually courteous, and patient — if the lawyer demonstrates he grasps the issues they deem relevant.
Public Transportation to Cambridge District Court
Take the Green Line inbound from the Lechmere to North Station and switch to the Orange Line to Wellington T station. Take MBTA bus 134c to the intersection of Commercial Street and Mystic Valley Parkway, which is less than a block from the courthouse. The court’s parking lot fills up quickly. There is, however, ample free parking along Commercial Street, a block from the courthouse.
Clerk Magistrate: 781-306-2715
Probation Dept: 781-306-2750
District Attorney’s Office
The Cambridge Region of the Middlesex District Attorney’s office is located in Woburn at 15 Commonwealth Avenue. The telephone number for this office is 781-897-8300. There is also an office in the Cambridge District Court, which can be reached at 781-897-8550.
History of Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge was settled by John Winthrop, a Puritan lawyer, in 1630. The area was chosen for its prime location up the river from Boston Harbor. Known as Newtowne until its name change in 1638, Cambridge did not become a city until 1846.
Early industries included furniture and glass factories. However, Cambridge is perhaps best known as the home of Harvard University. John Harvard, a minister, left half his estate and his entire library to the university upon his death in 1636.
Several bridges were built across the Charles River beginning in 1662 with the Great Bridge. After approximately 200 years, six bridges were in place. The bridges were tolled to creating funding for their repair and expansion. Eventually, the General Court prohibited bridge tolls.
During the Civil War, the first enlisted company to defend the Union was organized in Cambridge. It is home to the most prestigious technical university in the world, M.I.T.
Presently, Cambridge has over 101,000 residents, though each fall the population swells with the arrival of thousands of students. The residents of this city are quite diverse, with individuals from nearly every country making their home here. Like many eastern Massachusetts cities, Cambridge has extremely wealthy areas and extremely poor areas.
Famous People from Cambridge
Actors and directors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who won Academy Awards for “Good Will Hunting,” hail from Cambridge. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., was born and educated in Cambridge.
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men – and the fools know it.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.