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Brookline District Court

Brookline District Court Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you’re reading this page right now, chances are, you’ve been arrested and don’t know what to do next. Or, possibly, you haven’t yet been arrested, but you’ve been accused by someone of committing a crime, and have been called to Brookline District Court to appear for a hearing. (That’s called a Clerk-Magistrate’s Hearing; It’s discussed further, below.) The Law Offices of William D. Kickham and Associates, located in nearby Westwood, is always ready, willing and able to serve as legal counsel to persons who are arrested in Norfolk County. Our lead attorney, William D. Kickham, is a Brookline District Court Criminal Defense Lawyer, for people who have been arrested in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts.

If you are arrested by police in Brookline, you will be arraigned in Brookline District Court. If you have not been arrested, but instead either a person or a Police Department in Brookline has filed what is known as a “Criminal Complaint” against you in this court, a Clerk-Magistrate’s Hearing, (or a “Show-Cause Hearing”) will also take place at Brookline District Court.

Brookline District Court is located at:

360 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Ph.: (617) 232-4660

Usually, a small number of different judges (typically 2 or 3) rotate at Brookline District Court, depending on judicial assignments for a particular week. There is usually one judge who handles arraignments, probation violations, and pre-trial conferences. Typically the other judges handle jury trials and civil business. Brookline District Court also has a Clerk’s Office and Probation Department. The court handles both criminal and civil jury trials, as well as what are called “bench trials,” which are trials held before a judge, and not a jury. Brookline District Court also sometimes handles “overflow” jury trials for other courts in Norfolk County.

The Law Offices of William D. Kickham and Associates can very effectively represent you in Brookline District Court you if you have been arrested for, or accused of, any number of crimes or offenses, including:

Murder and Homicide Law

  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Motor Vehicle Homicide

Assault and Battery Overview

  • Aggravated Assault & Battery
  • Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon
  • Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony

Domestic Violence

  • Harassment Prevention Orders


Bail Hearings

Massachusetts College Student Arrests And Disciplinary Hearings

Theft Crimes and Property Crimes Overview

  • Burglary Crimes
  • Robbery Crimes
  • Larceny By Stealing In a Building
  • Larceny By Check
  • Larceny of Leased or Rented Property
  • Larceny Of A Motor Vehicle
  • Larceny By Stealing
  • Larceny By Stealing From The Person
  • Shoplifting
  • Embezzlement
  • Receiving Stolen Property

Traffic Violations / Speeding Tickets

  • Operating So As To Endanger

Massachusetts Gun & Firearms Violations

Clerk-Magistrate Hearings

Drug Offenses Overview

  • Controlled Substances Act List
  • Drug Possession Charges
  • Drug Possession With Intent to Distribute
  • Drug Trafficking
  • School Zone Drug Violations

Sex Crimes Overview

  • Assault with Intent to Commit Rape
  • Aggravated Rape
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Indecent Assault & Battery On A Child Under 14
  • Indecent Assault & Battery On A Person Over Age 14
  • Open & Gross Conduct/Lewd And Lascivious Behavior
  • Prostitution, Soliciting and Pimping
  • Rape
  • Statutory Rape

Operating Under The Influence/Driving While Under The Influence - OUI/DUI

  • Blood Alcohol Content (“BAC”) Standards & Penalties
  • Common Questions and Answers
  • Melanie's Law
  • Massachusetts Hardship Licenses
  • Massachusetts OUI/DUI Laws and Penalties

Whatever you have been charged with in Brookline District Court, it is important that you be represented by an attorney who regularly practices in this court.Attorneys who do not regularly appear in a given court, will not likely be able to secure as favorable a result for you, as an attorney who is familiar with the court and its personnel. Our lead attorney, William D. Kickham, was born, raised, and educated in Brookline, in addition to previously being elected as a Town Meeting Member in town government. Our firm has appeared in this court many times, with very successful results. We are familiar with how the court operates, its ‘culture,’ and we know how to get you the best legal result possible Click here to see a partial sampling of some of the results we have obtained for our clients.

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Westwood and Brookline, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer William D. Kickham has appeared as a legal analyst on a variety of respected media, including The Metro Newspaper/Boston, Fox News TV-25/Boston, The Boston Herald, WBZ-AM Radio 1030, WCVB-TV5/Boston, Court TV, Nightside With Dan Rea, Money Matters Radio/Boston, and Greater Boston With Emily Rooney. Attorney William D. Kickham is turned to by respected reporters and media organizations in Massachusetts as an authoritative expert in the field of criminal defense law, and the case results he produces for his clients attest to 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.

Client Reviews
When I was arrested for DUI, I was absolutely terrified. Had it not been for you, I might have been convicted of something I was not at all guilty of. My work life, my family life, my reputation, all could have been destroyed. You stood by me like the legal version of a bodyguard - and because of you, I was found not guilty. G.M.
When we got the call that our son had been arrested and charged with rape, we almost fainted. We know our son. He is not violent; he has never abused anyone, let alone another girl… If not for you and your "take no prisoners" attitude, our son might have been convicted of a crime that would have sent him to state prison. As far as we're concerned, our son owes you his life, and we owe you the world. We will never forget you. A.H. and P.H.
I hired Mr. William D. Kickham for a very important legal issue and I was extremely satisfied by the results. His in depth knowledge about the matter and his intelligent thinking was extremely beneficial. He is really an expert. He was also very supportive and sensitive towards my concerns. It was great to have a lawyer of his capacity. Thanks William for all the Help. N.G.
Atty. Kickham defended me on a charge of raping my girlfriend, who made up the whole story out of revenge because I was interested in someone else. If it weren’t for Attorney Kickham proving me innocent, God knows what might have happened to me. Z.B.
Mr. Kickham represented me on a trumped-up charge of domestic violence. The prosecutor and police wouldn’t back down, even after my spouse told them it was all untrue. They insisted on taking me to trial, and Mr. Kickham never wavered. He was my legal bodyguard, and I was found not guilty. M.B.
Of the many talents Atty. Kickham has, two are these: 1) He is ten times as persuasive as the best lawyer you’ve seen in the movies; and 2) Nothing - but nothing - gets by him. The police arrested me on completely false drug charges, and after a heated courtroom battle, Atty. Kickham won the day. Trust me, it was no surprise. D.C.
Because I mildly disciplined my child for throwing a tantrum, I was actually charged with child abuse. It was horrifying. Atty. Kickham fought for me tooth and nail, until I was declared not guilty. One hell of a lawyer. D.D.
I complimented a co-worker on her looks and patted her on the back as I did so. Two hours later, the police showed up and accused me of indecent assault & battery. From the day I hired him, Atty. Kickham fought the DA’s office until the charges were dropped. If not for him, my life would have been ruined. A.K.