Brighton District Court
The court is located at 52 Academy Hill Road, Brighton, Mass., 02135, and has jurisdiction over arrests and crimes occurring in the following areas of Suffolk County (city of Boston):
This court has a special place in my heart, as it is where I did my 3rd year student prosecutor’s program, in my last year of law school. Since then, the court has been renovated and modernized substantially. Allston and Brighton are neighborhoods of Boston, and Brighton District Court is one of those courts that frequently sees a lot of action, due to the fact that large numbers of students from two major universities, Boston College and Boston University, live in apartment buildings and dorms inside Allston and Brighton. Additionally, Allston and Brighton have a high number of bars and nightclubs where a lot of drinking takes place. Add alcohol with thousands of college students as well as post-college adults, and you’re going to see more than a small amount of arrests.
Most of those arrests have to do with sex offenses, motor vehicle offenses, drug offenses, assaults & batteries (fights,) as well as property crimes (larceny and various theft crimes). It’s not uncommon to see a large spike in arrests on a variety of these charges, following a big football, hockey or basketball game at these schools. Our firm has particular expertise in defending Massachusetts college student arrests and disciplinary actions. Whether you’re a student or not, if you’ve been arrested and your case is in Brighton District Court, don’t make a mistake in the lawyer that you hire to defend you. The wrong mistake can cost you a lot, down the road – most importantly, in legal results. I’ve been defending clients in Brighton District Court for over 30 years, and have the successful track record of highly satisfied criminal defense clients to prove it.
If you have been arrested by Boston police in either Allston or Brighton, you will be arraigned in Brighton District Court. If you have been arrested and bailed, click here for an important FREE document about “The Top 10 Things To Do If You Are Arrested in Massachusetts.” This FREE information will help you make the best choices you can right now. If you haven’t been arrested, you may still be called to court through a summons in the mail requiring you to appear to be arraigned (which is the process of formally charging someone with a criminal offense.) Or you may have received a court notice to appear for a Clerk-Magistrate’s hearing. Click on that term or click here to be taken to our separate page on Clerk-Magistrate hearings; it will give you detailed information about this type of hearing.
More than one judge sits at Brighton District Court, depending on judicial assignments, which are rotated usually week to week. Typically, one judge will handle arraignments, probation violations, and pre-trial conferences, while other judges may handle jury trials and civil business before the court. Whatever criminal offense you have been charged with in Brighton District Court, it is important that you be represented by an attorney who is very familiar with this court. Attorneys who are “strangers” in any court, will probably not be as able to secure the best result for you, as an attorney who is familiar with the court and its personnel.
Assault and Battery Overview
Drug Offenses Overview
Massachusetts College Student Arrests And Disciplinary Hearings
Massachusetts Gun & Firearms Violations
Murder and Homicide Law
Traffic Violations / Speeding Tickets
Sex Crimes Overview
Operating Under The Influence/Driving While Under The Influence - OUI/DUI
Theft Crimes and Property Crimes Overview
Westwood and Brighton, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer William D. Kickham has appeared as a legal analyst on a variety of respected media, including Court TV, Fox News TV-25/Boston, The Boston Herald, Money Matters Radio/Boston, WBZ-AM Radio 1030, Nightside With Dan Rea, WCVB-TV5/Boston, The Metro Newspaper/Boston, and Greater Boston With Emily Rooney. Attorney Kickham is turned to by respected reporters and media organizations as a “go-to” expert in the field of criminal defense law, and the case results he produces for his clients demonstrate this. Call us today at Ph.: (781) 320-0062, or Ph.: (617) 285-3600, to arrange for a free initial consultation of your case. If the matter is not an emergency, you can email us here for a free initial consult and we will respond to you very promptly.