Waltham District Court

The official title of this court is the “Eastern Middlesex County Second District Court,” but it’s universally referred to as “Waltham District Court”.

This court is located at 38 Linden Street, Waltham, Mass., 02452; The phone number to the court is: (781) 894-4500. The court has jurisdiction over arrests and crimes occurring in Waltham, Watertown, and Weston Massachusetts (the court has jurisdiction as well as over civil matters arising in those towns.)

If you have been arrested by police in Waltham, Watertown, or Weston, you will be arraigned on the next business day in Waltham District Court (arraignment is the process of formally charging a defendant in court with a crime) 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 is FREE information that will help you to make the right choices that you may face right now.

There is more than one way a person can end up in court being charged with a crime. If you haven’t been arrested, you might still have received a summons to appear before the court on a future date for an arraignment, or been given notice in the mail 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, where you can learn detailed information about this type of hearing.

Waltham District Court, like all District Courts, has a presiding (chief) judge, and 1 or 2 other judges who rotate in different courtrooms, depending on weekly judicial assignments. These judges preside over all criminal law matters from arraignments to bail hearing to probation violations, pre-trial conferences, suppression hearings and trials – and, of course, civil law matters, as well. Because two of the three communities that Waltham District Court has jurisdiction over – Waltham and Watertown – have a lot of bars and entertainment establishments, and because Waltham is home to two universities – Brandeis University and Bentley College - this court can be very busy, especially on Mondays, from arrests that can take place over weekends. We also specialize in representing Massachusetts college students who have been arrested, and for this reason we appear frequently in this court.

With our successful track record of 25 years defending criminal defense clients in Massachusetts, and our extensive experience in Waltham District Court, we can very effectively represent you if you have been arrested for, or accused of, any number of criminal offenses before this court, including:

  • OUI/DUI (drunk driving)
  • Operating to endanger
  • Drug possession
  • Drug possession with intent to distribute
  • School zone drug violations
  • Aggravated assault and battery
  • Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
  • Assault with intent to commit a felony
  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Aggravated rape
  • Indecent assault and battery on a child under 14
  • Indecent assault and battery on a child over 14
  • Indecent exposure
  • Open and gross conduct/Lewd and lascivious behavior
  • Assault with intent to commit rape
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Motor vehicle homicide
  • Domestic violence
  • Harassment protection orders
  • Gun and firearms violations
  • Clerk-Magistrate hearings
  • Kidnapping
  • Shoplifting
  • 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
  • Burglary crimes
  • Robbery
  • Embezzlement
  • Receiving stolen property


Whatever criminal offense that you or someone you know might be charged with in Waltham District Court, it is very important that you be represented by an attorney who is familiar with this court. Attorneys who are not familiar with a given court, face more obstacles than attorneys who know a court and its personnel. Our firm has appeared in Waltham District Court many times. We know how this court operates, its ‘culture,’ and we know how to produce the best legal outcomes possible. Click here to see a partial sampling of some of the results we’ve obtained for our clients.

Westwood and Waltham, 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, WBZ-AM Radio 1030, WCVB-TV5/Boston, Nightside With Dan Rea, Greater Boston With Emily Rooney, Money Matters Radio/Boston, and The Metro Newspaper/Boston. 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.

Partial List of 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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