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Dorchester is Boston's largest community. A large working-class community of European Americans, particularly Irish Americans, Dorchester has more recently attracted increasing numbers of working professionals and includes a diverse populations of more than 92,000 residents.

Home to the Boston Campus of the University of Massachusetts and the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Dorchester encompasses more than a dozen distinct commercial districts and neighborhoods, including Fields Corner, Bowdoin/Geneva, Codman Square, Peabody Square, Adams Village, Lower Mills, Savin Hill, Jones Hill, Franklin Field, Four Corners, Franklin Hill, Meeting House Hill, Ashmont, Neponset, Popes Hill and Port Norfolk.

Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Stephen Neyman has been representing clients accused of committing crimes in Dorchester for more than two 20 years. Attorney Neyman handles a wide range of crimes in Dorchester District Court, including violent crimes, murder, rape, and armed robbery, as well as other sex crimes, property crimes, theft, burglary, weapons charges, drug crimes, robbery, domestic violence and serious traffic offenses like drunk driving (DUI, OUI) offenses.

I was Arrested for Gun Possession in Dorchester. What is Going to Happen to me?

For one thing your case will not be prosecuted in Dorchester. In 2006 the first gun court opened in Massachusetts. The concept behind having a gun court was simple: to consolidate the majority of gun cases in Boston into one court with a goal towards disposing of the cases swiftly. Prior to the initiation of the gun court prosecutors had become concerned about a backlog of gun cases in Dorchester and neighboring Roxbury. The idea of moving these cases to the Boston Municipal Court Central Division took hold. The district attorney’s office could concentrate its efforts on prosecuting gun cases with a dedicated staff of district attorneys solely assigned to gun cases in the gun court.

How Will Prosecuting Dorchester Gun Cases in the BMC Gun Court Affect my Case?

The goal of the gun court is to dispose of cases charging possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm along with other gun related case within one hundred eighty days. This means that your criminal defense lawyer will have to work harder and faster to ensure that your defenses are explored, your case is properly investigated and that you are ready for trial or an alternative case disposition quickly. The minimum mandatory sentence associated with firearm convictions in Massachusetts makes it necessary for you to choose the right lawyer for this type of case.

What Types of Drug Cases are Prosecuted in Dorchester?

Just about every type of drug crime has been prosecuted in some form in Dorchester. Even though the district court has no final jurisdiction over drug trafficking cases many of these large drug crimes originate in the Dorchester Court. Sometimes, if the case is weak from the prosecutor’s perspective, or, if the quantity of drugs barely meets the trafficking threshold the case might remain in Dorchester and not be indicted. Sometimes, having the right lawyer by your side can help your keep the case in the district court and avoid the larger consequences that come with indicted Massachusetts drug cases.

The Dorchester District Court at 510 Washington St., Dorchester, MA 02124 hears Suffolk County cases from throughout the Dorchester area. Defense Attorney Stephen Neyman also defends clients facing probation violation hearings through the Dorchester District Court's probation department.

Those charged with a crime or probation violation in Dorchester District Court should speak with an experienced defense attorney capable of fighting for their rights and focused on winning the best outcome possible for their case.

Contact Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Stephen Neyman at 617-263-6800 or visit us online.

Dorchester Division, Boston Municipal Court

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