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Chelmsford, MA Criminal Defense

Chelmsford, Mass is a town in Middlesex County with a population of roughly 34,000 people. The town is one of the six cities and towns that feed into the Lowell District Court. Chelmsford has seen an increase in population following the development of the Route 3 highway, which runs through the town as well as Interstate 495. Much of the town is residential in nature, with a mix of modern development and historic homes, along route 110 and the town center. In the Drum Hill area there is an increasing number of commercial businesses and restaurants.

With many of these restaurants having a full bar, coupled with Chelmsford’s close proximity to the highway from Lowell, Burlington, Nashua, or other night out spots, car stops can happen. Chelmsford, like many other more affluent towns, has their share of operating under the influence cases (OUI/DUI) stemming from outsiders getting in their car to go home or residents returning from a night out. If this situation befalls you, you may want to consider contacting Chelmsford OUI Lawyer Ryan Sullivan.

In addition to DUI cases, Chelmsford has a busy and dedicated police force that includes detectives investigating all manner of crimes from theft charges, violent crimes, drug offenses, to weapon possession. Any person charged by the police in these cases would start off at the Lowell District Court. The diverse and busy court in Lowell is where any Chelmsford crime is first prosecuted. Having a criminal defense attorney familiar with the police force in Chelmsford and the local district court may be your first step to obtaining the best result possible.

Prior to becoming a Lowell criminal defense attorney, Ryan Sullivan was a prosecutor in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, assigned to the Lowell Superior Court Trial Team. Part of his work included the review and prosecution of cases originating in Chelmsford, Mass. Attorney Sullivan is well aware that residents of this town, once rated among the 500 best places to live, can still be charged for serious offenses including: distribution and possession with intent to distribute class A and B substances, improper storage of a firearm, illegal firearm possession, motor vehicle homicide, and other serious felony offenses. If these charges are serious enough, the prosecutors may bring the charges before the grand jury for indictment. If this happens, the case will be transferred to the Middlesex Superior Court in either Woburn or Lowell. The difference between district and superior court is a large one, and the stakes are significantly higher if your case is indicted.

From Chelmsford, our offices are located conveniently from 495 or route 3, taking the Lowell Connector exit all the way to the end. From there take a left on Gorham Street, which turns into Central Street at the Church Street intersection. Our building is on the right at the next intersection, located conveniently around the corner from the courthouse.

If you or a loved one is charged with a crime in Chelmsford, call Chelmsford Criminal defense Attorney Ryan Sullivan at 978-221-6013, or e-mail us today.

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