Lowell Criminal Defense Lawyer
Lowell Superior and District Courts
Choosing a seasoned, respected and aggressive criminal defense lawyer to represent you is the first step to meeting the challenge of being accused of a crime in any Massachusetts court. The Mahoney Criminal Defense Group is a team of highly successful trial attorneys, forensic experts, and paralegals dedicated to championing our clients in Lowell Superior and District courts. Retaining a respected lawyer who regularly practices in the Lowell courts, and therefore understands how each judge is likely to rule or sentence an individual, may prove critical to the outcome of your case.
Lead Lowell Criminal Defense Lawyer, Kevin J. Mahoney, a former Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney, has a deserved reputation as one of Middlesex County’s most determined, well-prepared, and skilled trial lawyers. For nearly 20 years, he has tirelessly battled the government on behalf of citizens accused of criminal offenses, winning an impressive 44 of his last 47 trials.* Since 2007, the prestigious National Trial Lawyer’s has repeatedly named him one of “The Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” The national lawyer rating service Avvo rates Attorney Mahoney a 10.0/10.0 for “superb.” A master cross-examiner, his book “Relentless Criminal Cross-Examination” is the fastest selling book in the history of James Publishing.
Call Lowell, MA 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. Our office is located on Rt 2 in North Cambridge, only 10 minutes off Rt. 95 and 30 minutes from Lowell Superior and District Courts.
Lowell Superior Court is located at 360 Gorman Street, Lowell, MA, in Woburn center, only a few minutes from the Lowell Connector (off Rt. 495). Sadly, this formerly majestic courthouse is quite old and in need of serious repair. First session, where most non-trial matters are addressed, is located on the second floor. Most cases originating in Lowell Superior Court are sent to Woburn Superior Court for trials and evidentiary hearings. There is very little parking available surrounding the courthouse. The Court’s main telephone number is 978-453-4181.
Lowell District Court is located at 41 Hurd Street, Lowell, MA. This old courthouse is a fairly confusing maze of hallways and hidden courtrooms. To determine in which courtroom your case will be called, check with the Clerk’s Office, which will be directly on your right after entering the courthouse through the main entrance, for the courtroom number and location within the building. First session is held in courtroom 1. It is very crowded with criminal defendants and lawyers. Matters scheduled for trial are usually addressed in courtroom 2, which is often extremely overcrowded, with both defendants, witnesses and lawyers unable to find an open seat. The Court hears requests for restraining orders in a courtroom on the third floor.
There is usually adequate parking in a parking garage across the street from the courthouse. The Honorable Neil J. Walker, a genuinely decent man, is presiding First Justice of the Court, though recently he has presided regularly in Somerville District Court. The associate judges are usually respectful, fair, and patient. The Court’s main telephone number is 978-459-4101. The Lowell District Court serves the towns of Lowell, Billerica, Chelmsford, Tewksbury, and Tyngsboro.
District Attorney’s Office
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Lowell Regional Office is located at 151 Warren Street in Lowell. The number for this office is 781-897-8900. There is also an office in the Lowell District Court, which can be reached at 978-459-4101.
Lowell Police Department
The number for the Lowell Police Department is 978-937-3259. The station is located at 50 Arcand Drive. The Superintendent of Police is Kenneth Lavallee.
Lowell City Hall
City Hall is located at 375 Merrimack Street. The mayor’s office is on the second floor in room 50. To reach the mayor’s office, call 978-674-4040. The number for the parking administrator’s office is 978-674-4017. The city clerk is Michael Geary. The clerk’s number is 978-970-4161. City Manager Bernard Lynch can be reached at 978-970-4000.
History of Lowell, Massachusetts
The first inhabitants of Lowell were the Pannacook Indians, forced out by English settlers in the late 1600s. Located on the Merrimack River, Lowell was a desirable location. The building of textile mills sparked the start of the Industrial Revolution. The first mill was built before the establishment of the first school or first church. The mills’ employees consisted of mainly young New England girls and women. Today, the mills that are still standing are being converted into loft apartments.
With its growing population, Lowell became a city in 1836. The area was hit hard when manufacturing centers moved South. Lowell is still working its way back to being a thriving city with places like the Tsongas Arena as host to events and concerts. Lowell currently hopes to boost its economy by highlighting the National Historical Park, which offers trolley rides, tours of the canals, and the opportunity to see what a textile mill was like during the Industrial Revolution.
It is hard to grow up in Massachusetts without taking at least one field trip to the Lowell Mills.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Lowell is home to the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Originally founded in 1895 as the Lowell Textile School, to train technicians and managers for the textile industry. In 1975, Lowell State College and Lowell Tech, as they were then known, merged to form the University of Lowell. In 1991, the campus became part of the University of Massachusetts system in 1991.UMass Lowell offers its 15,000 students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering, education, fine arts, health and environment, liberal arts, management, and sciences.
Lowell Crime Statistics
As recently as 2008, the violent crime rate for Lowell was 1,126.3 per 100,000 of the population. Statistically, it ranks as the 7th most violent city in Massachusetts. Lowell averages roughly five murders annually, though in 2006 there were 13 separate homides. Its crime index rating of 446.8 is well above the national average of 320.9, likely because of the high incidence of drug trafficking by Asian gangs. Lowell is home to the second-highest percentage of ethnic Cambodians of any city or town in the United States. Though difficult to estimate, there are reportedly between 11,000 and 35,000 Cambodians residing in Lowell. While the Lowell Police Department had been making strides in reducing the crime rate, regrettably in 2009 Lowell was ranked as the 139th most dangerous and violent city in the country.
Kevin J. Mahoney is a Lowell, MA Criminal Defense Attorney defending those accused of drug crimes, sex offenses, and violent crimes.