William D. Kickham
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Plymouth District Court

This court is located at 52 Obery Street, Plymouth, Mass., 02360; The phone number to the court is: (508) 747- 8400. The court has jurisdiction over arrests and crimes occurring in the following towns and/or cities:

  • Duxbury
  • Halifax
  • Hanson
  • Kingston
  • Marshfield
  • Pembroke
  • Plymouth
  • Plympton

If you have been arrested by police in any of the above towns, you will be arraigned in Plymouth District Court. If you have 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 right now.

If you haven’t been arrested, you may have received a summons 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.

Different judges (typically 2 or 3) rotate sitting at Plymouth District Court, depending on judicial assignments, which can vary week to week. There is usually one judge who handles arraignments, probation violations, and pre-trial conferences. The other judges handle jury trials and civil business of the court. This court sees a higher amount of activity in the summer months, simply because there are a lot of bars and nightclubs in the Plymouth area, which is a summer recreation spot for many people in Massachusetts.

Our office can very effectively represent you in Plymouth District Court if you have been arrested for, or accused of, any number of criminal offenses, including:

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

Traffic Violations / Speeding Tickets

  • Operating So As To Endanger

Drug Offenses Overview

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

Assault and Battery Overview

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

Sex Crimes Overview

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

Murder and Homicide Law

  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Motor Vehicle Homicide

Domestic Violence

  • Harassment Prevention Orders

Massachusetts Gun & Firearms Violations

Clerk-Magistrate Hearings


Theft Crimes and Property Crimes Overview

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

Bail Hearings

Massachusetts College Student Arrests And Disciplinary Hearings

Whatever criminal offense that you have been charged with in Plymouth District Court, it is important that you be represented by an attorney who is very familiar with this court. Attorneys who are not very familiar with a given 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. 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 result possible. Click here to see a partial sampling of some of the results we have obtained for our clients.

Westwood and Plymouth, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer William D. Kickham has appeared as a legal analyst on a variety of respected media, including WBZ-AM Radio 1030, The Metro Newspaper/Boston, WCVB-TV5/Boston, Nightside With Dan Rea, Court TV, Fox News TV-25/Boston, Greater Boston With Emily Rooney, Money Matters Radio/Boston, and The Boston Herald. Attorney Kickham is turned to by respected reporters and media organizations as an authoritative 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.

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.