Boston Municipal Court
The official title of this court is the “Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court,” but it’s referred to informally as the “BMC-Central”. This is the main court of the Boston Municipal Court, and while it is made up of 8 divisions serving areas of Brighton, Central (downtown), Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Roxbury, South Boston and West Roxbury, the BMC’s primary jurisdiction is downtown Boston. You can learn more information about each of those court by clicking on them.
Prosecutions being brought in the other seven city areas listed above (aside from BMC- Central,) are brought before those individual courts. The total number of judges that sit in all eight divisions of the BMC number about 30, and approximately 10 of these sit at the BMC Central. The types of criminal cases that may be filed in the Boston Municipal Court include most felonies and misdemeanors that don’t carry a state prison sentence, as well as felonies punishable by a maximum sentence of 5 years.
This court is located at 24 New Chardon Street, Boston, Mass., 02114; The phone number to the court is: (617) 788- 8700. The court has jurisdiction over arrests and crimes occurring primarily downtown Boston.
If you have been arrested by police in downtown Boston, you will be arraigned in the Boston Municipal Court-Central. If you have already been arrested and bailed, click here to receive our important FREE document about “The Top 10 Things To Do If You Are Arrested in Massachusetts.”This FREE information will help you make the right choices that you need to right now.
If you haven’t been arrested, you might have received a summons to appear for an arraignment (which is the process of formally charging someone with a criminal offense,) or been told to appear for a Clerk-Magistrate’s hearing. Click on that term or click here to be taken to our separate page about Clerk-Magistrate hearings, that will give you detailed information on this type of hearing.
The BMC-Central has over 10 different courtrooms located on several different floors, and different judges rotate sitting in those courtrooms, depending on judicial assignments, which vary from week to week. These judges preside over anything from arraignments to bail hearing to probation violations, pre-trial conferences, suppression hearings and trials. Obviously, because its jurisdiction is the downtown area of Boston, the BMC-Central is always busy, simply because a lot of people live and/or work in Boston, and because there are many bars and nightclubs in the city, together with the Boston Garden and Fenway Park.
Our office can very effectively represent you in Boston Municipal Court you if you have been arrested for, or accused of, any number of criminal offenses, including:
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Whatever criminal offense that you or someone you know might be charged with in Boston Municipal Court, it is very important that you be represented by an attorney who is familiar with this court. Attorneys who are not very familiar with a given court, will likely not be as able to secure the best outcome for you, as an attorney who knows the court and its personnel. Our firm has appeared in this court many times. We are familiar with how the court operates, its ‘culture,’ and we know how to get you the best legal outcome possible. Click here to see a partial sampling of some of the results we’ve obtained for our clients.
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