Lawrence, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer
The area that makes up modern-day Lawrence, Massachusetts was first settled by Europeans in 1640 and was incorporated as a city in 1845. The city is named after the 19th century merchant and congressman Abbott Lawrence who, along with a group of wealthy Boston industrialists, purchased the land in 1845.
Following the purchase and incorporation of Lawrence, MA, numerous textile mills were built in the area. Lawrence was the first planned industrial city in the United States. The newly established textile industry took advantage of the city's close proximity to the Merrimack River and utilized the flow of the river to generate power. In preparation for the construction and operation of the mills, the Merrimack River was dammed and a canal was dug along the banks to harness the waterpower.
Due to the city's cultural diversity, it is commonly referred to as the "Immigrant City." Beginning in the 1840s, waves of immigrants began to arrive in Lawrence in search of work in the textile industry. The cultural diversity of Lawrence has played an important role in shaping the identity of the city.
Today, Lawrence is home to over 75,000 residents. The city is located in Essex County and is part of the Merrimack Valley. To this day, Lawrence remains an important manufacturing center. The industry comprises approximately 35% of the city's economy.
Along with Salem, MA, Lawrence is a county seat of Essex County. Lawrence is home to the Lawrence District Court which is located at the Fenton Judicial Center at 2 Appleton Street. The Lawrence District Court hears criminal cases and operates on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Facing criminal charges in Lawrence District Court or any other court is often a confusing and frightening experience for those involved. It is important for those facing such charges to contact an experienced Lawrence, MA criminal lawyer to help guide you through the complex criminal process.
At the law firm of Altman & Altman, our talented team of Lawrence, Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers represents clients in The Lawrence District Court and courts throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We handle all types of criminal cases, including, but not limited to:
- Juvenile Crimes - Underage Drinking; Possession of a Fake ID; Juvenile Drug Crimes.
- Drug Crimes - Drug Possession; School Zone Drug Violations; Drug Possession with Intent to Sell; Drug Trafficking; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
- Assault & Battery - Aggravated Assault & Battery; Assault & Battery with a Deadly Weapon; Assault with Intent to Rob or Murder; Vehicular Assault; Domestic Assault & Battery.
- Outstanding Warrants - Out-of-State Warrants; Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear in Court; Bench Warrant for Failure to Pay a Court Ordered Child Support.
- Theft Crimes - Grand Larceny; Petty Larceny; Burglary; Robbery White Collar Crimes; Fraud; Identity Theft.
- Violent Crimes - Murder; Rape; Aggravated Sexual Assault; Illegal Possession Offenses; Drunk Driving (OUI & DWI); Juvenile Crimes; Accessory Before-After the Fact.
For over 40 years, the law firm of Altman & Altman LLP has provided outstanding Criminal Defense legal services to clients in the Lawrence area. At Altman & Altman, our Lawrence Criminal Attorneys understand the enormous amount of stress that comes with facing criminal charges in court. With that in mind, our skillful team of Criminal Defense Lawyers will handle every aspect of your case and will field all of your legal questions to help put your mind at ease.
Having legal representation is important at every stage of the criminal proceedings, not just at trial. Whether you have been arrested, are facing an arraignment, are being investigated, or are being questioned by the police, our skillful MA Criminal Defense Lawyers will vigorously defend your rights. Facing criminal charges is a frequently a worrisome experience that results in a great of anxiety. The attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP will help guide you through this difficult time.
From minor to serious charges - our criminal defense attorneys provide our clients with straightforward answers to the tough legal questions and will fully explain your legal rights. Through our knowledge, experience and expertise in the courtroom, the team of MA criminal defense attorneys at Altman & Altman will protect your rights and give you peace of mind knowing that your case is in good hands.
If you are facing criminal charges, please contact the law firm of Altman & Altman LLP to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one of our experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers. All consultations are completely confidential.