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Woburn, Massachusetts is a town in Middlesex County of around 40,000 people located just 11 miles north of Boston. Just recently the Middlesex County Superior Court moved to Woburn from Cambridge. The town is also home to the Woburn District Court on Pleasant Street just off of Woburn Center. This court usually has two criminal sessions in operation. The first session sits on the first floor of the courthouse and typically handles restraining orders and pre-trial matters of a non-evidentiary nature. The second session is upstairs. This courtroom is most frequently used for trials and evidentiary motions. Sometimes on busy days the second session takes on some of the overflow from the first session.
Woburn District Court is the forum for criminal cases that originate from the following towns:
- North Reading
Our office defends the accused in the Woburn District Court on a regular basis. The most common offenses on which we are retained in this court are drug related crimes and drunk driving. There is a fairly large drug trade in Woburn. Many of our clients in our charged with possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana or oxycontins, possession with the intent to distribute those substances, the distribution of those drugs and/or school zone violations. For a more comprehensive review of those crimes please visit our drug crimes pages. Most of the drunk driving cases we handle in the Woburn District Court stem from incidents that occur on Route 128 or Route 93. Drunk driving cases or DUI's are known as OUI's in Massachusetts. OUI stands for Operating Under the Influence of alcohol or an intoxicating substance.Woburn Drug Defense Law Lawyer
The penalties for possession of drugs and possession with intent to distribute drugs in Massachusetts can range from probation to jail. The outcome of your drug case will be based on a multitude of factors, both objective and subjective that you lawyer should discuss with you. The objective factors include the strength of the evidence against you, the actions of law enforcement in charging the case, your criminal record, the provability of the case and the severity of the allegations. Subjectively, your lawyer will need to know more about who you are. Do you have a high school or college degree? Are you working? What is your criminal record? Do you have a family? All of this factors into your defense.Hire a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Now
Anyone charged with a crime should hire a criminal defense lawyer. Many times prosecutors charge people with crimes that are not factually supported by witnesses or police reports. This is a usually a product of neglect, oversight or inexperience. Cases are frequently dismissed in the district courts for a lack of sufficiency of the evidence. However, your chances of getting that result without a lawyer are slim. Our office always stands ready to defend persons accused of committing crimes. We can be reached 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by calling 617-263-6800 or contacting us online.