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Peabody, Massachusetts is a town in the North Shore of Massachusetts located about just over 20 miles north of Boston. There are four major roads leading into Peabody making it a very accessible town; Route 95, Route 1, Route 114 and Route 128. Peabody has its own District Court, one of seven in Essex County. The Peabody District Court is located at 1 Lowell Street in Peabody, just on the outskirts of the town center. The court services the towns of:
Traditionally, two judges would sit in the Peabody Court. One would handle the day to day criminal matters, arraignments, pleas, pre-trial hearings, pre-trial motions, and other various non-trial issues. The other judge would preside over jury and jury waived trials. For a period of time however three judges were sitting in the Peabody District Court. This was essentially in response to a backlog of cases in the Salem District Court, many of which had been moved to Peabody for trial. More recently however, since the completion of the Ruane Judicial Center is Salem the Peabody District Court has been staffed by only one judge.What Crimes Are Typically Prosecuted in the Peabody District Court?
The town of Peabody has a very diverse population. The town is rapidly expanding and the need for criminal lawyers in this area is growing. The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has a constant presence in the Peabody Court. In this court our office is regularly retained on drunk driving cases (OUI, DUI), drug cases, school zone violations, restraining order violations and cases involving domestic violence. We will handle any type of criminal case in this court no matter how severe allegation. We recognize that being charged with a crime is a frightening experience. However, our clients know firsthand that hiring an experienced criminal attorney can often put your fears to rest quickly.Shoplifting and Larceny from the North Shore Mall Are Prosecuted the Peabody District Court Daily
The North Shore Mall is just a few miles from the Peabody District Court. Scores of shoplifting and theft cases originate in the stores in that mall, most of which are prosecuted in Peabody. Anyone accused of a theft crime should appear in court with a lawyer. Most first time offenders can get off of one of these charges with minimal exposure. We have secured dismissals, pretrial probation and continuances without a finding for countless people arrested for stealing from the mall. Judges and sometimes the district attorneys realize that mistakes can be made. People can give in to temptation. Sometimes people who are struggling financially make bad decisions and steal. With proper representation you can walk away from one of these cases without a criminal record.How Can I Hire Your Office?
Our offices in Boston and North Andover are conveniently close to Peabody. To get to our Boston office, take Route 128 South to Route 93 North. Go over the Zakim Bridge, into the Tip O'Neil Tunnel and get off at your first exit. Take an immediate left. Your first right will be State Street. We are located at 100 State Street on the 3rd Floor.
If you have any questions about a criminal matter or if you are in need of a Peabody, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer, call our office now to discuss your case. Our number is 617-263-6800. Attorney Neyman can be reached immediately. You may also contact us online.