Woburn Criminal Defense Lawyer
Finding a seasoned, respected and formidable Woburn criminal defense lawyer to represent you is the first step to meeting the challenge of being accused of a crime. The Mahoney Criminal Defense Group is a team of highly qualified attorneys, forensic experts, and paralegals dedicated to fortifying, safeguarding, and championing our clients in Woburn Superior and District Courts.
Woburn Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin J. Mahoney, a former Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney, has earned a reputation as one of Massachusett’s most aggressive, well-prepared, and skilled trial lawyers. For nearly 20 years, he has battled the government on behalf of the accused, winning an impressive 45 of his last 48 trials* and serving as lead counsel in more than 100 trials and appeals. He may be the most feared and well respected criminal defense lawyer practicing in the Woburn courts. The National Trial Lawyers Association recently named him one of “The Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” Avvo, the national lawyer rating service, rates Attorney Mahoney a 10.0/10.0 for “superb.”
Attorney Mahoney has successfully defended hundreds of individuals in the courts of Middlesex County who have been accused of sex crimes, OUI/DUI, domestic assault, drug trafficking, motor vehicle homicide, bank robbery, and murder.
Call Woburn Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin J. Mahoney at 617-492-0055 or use our online contact form to schedule a free in-office consultation. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your case with you. Our N. Cambridge office is located on Rt. 2, only 6-7 miles from Woburn, MA.
Woburn Court Information
Middlesex County Superior Court relocated from Cambridge, MA to 200 TradeCenter, Woburn, MA, close to the junction of Rts. 95 and 93. The Courthouse is located within an office complex that the Commonwealth has leased for five years. The Courthouse has 15 courtrooms, 15 jury deliberation rooms, and 22 holding cells for recent arrestees and those defendants brought to Court from various pre-trial detention centers. There is ample free parking at the Courthouse, both inside the parking garage and in the outside parking lot.
The Court’s telephone number is 781-939-2700.
Cases that originate in Lowell Superior Court are often transferred to the Woburn Superior Court for trials and evidentiary hearings.
Woburn District Court is located at 30 Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA, in Woburn center. Its courthouse has three courtrooms. First session, where most non-trial matters and restraining order requests are addressed, is on the first floor, just beyond the main entrance. The two courtrooms on the second floor are utilized for complex hearings and trials. There is usually adequate parking across the street from the courthouse.
The Court’s main telephone number is 781-935-4000 (ext. 235 for Criminal Clerk’s Office). The Woburn District Court serves the towns of Woburn, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wilmington, and Winchester.
Criminal Defense Attorney: Woburn District Court Judges
The Honorable Marianne C. Hinkle is presiding First Justice of the court. She is patient and courteous. Associate Justice Timothy Gailey often presides over the trial session. He can be quite imposing, thin-skinned, and unnecessarily severe in resolving criminal charges. Judge Gailey once scolded an older, mentally ill woman (who was trying to withdraw a guilty plea on a shoplifting case) so severely, she shook and cried. It is always disappointing to watch a District Court judge bully the confused, the weak, and the powerless. We pay judges to measure out justice, not to pour hot coals on the heads of the unfortunates who must appear before them.
District Attorney’s Office
Gerard Leone is the Middlesex County District Attorney. The main office is located at 15 Commonwealth Avenue in Woburn. The phone number for this office is 781-897-8300.
Woburn Police Department
The Woburn Police Department’s non-emergency number is 781-933-1212. The address is located at 25 Harrison Avenue. Robert J. Ferullo Jr is the Chief of Police.
Woburn City Hall is located at 10 Common Street. The number is 781-897-5800.
- Mayor: 781-897-5901; Mayor Scott Galvin
- Clerk’s Office: 781-897-5850; Clerk William Campbell
- Law Department: 781-897-5910; City Solicitor Ellen Doucette
Woburn Criminal Lawyer: History of Woburn
The first settlers of Woburn were a venturous group looking to extend Charlestown. Thus, the first name of Woburn was actually Charlestown Village. The village was built in what is now Woburn Center. The Town of Woburn was incorporated in 1642 and became a city in 1888. Woburn originally comprised of Wilmington, Burlington, and Winchester, but eventually the four towns divided.
Woburn’s economy consisted mainly of agriculture, but also included rubber production and tanning (leather production). The Middlesex Canal, which was finished in the early 1800s, helped manufacturers expand their sales and gave the residents another means of transportation. The railroad arrived in 1835 which also gave a greater range to where people and goods could travel.
Woburn is home to Benjamin Thompson, inventor of the drip coffee pot and kitchen stove, as well as actors Eric Bogosian, Nick Paleologos, and Fred Zollo. Almost 370 years old, Woburn is full of history. Present-day Woburn features a mix of residential, commercial, and conservation areas.
A Civil Action
In the mid to late 1970s, a high incidence of childhood leukemia and other illnesses, especially in the Pine Street area of Woburn, shook Woburn’s citizens. In 1979, the City of Woburn discovered water contamination in two of its water wells. Citizens, including those whose children developed or died from leukemia, filed suit against W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods for contaminating the water supply by improperly disposing of various chemicals at disposal sites located near the wells. The case was memorialized in the book A Civil Action, which was subsequently made into a movie by the same name. Today, Woburn’s water supply is frequently tested and, apparently, contamination free.
Contact a Woburn, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer
Kevin J. Mahoney is a Woburn Criminal Defense Attorney successfully defending those accused of drug crimes, sex offenses, violent crimes, and murder in Middlesex Superior Court and Woburn District Court.