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Sam Zaganjori knows the Cambridge District Court. He spent over two years at the court as an Assistant District Attorney, including serving as the Cambridge District Court Supervisor for the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. He served as lead counsel on many jury trials and other matters in the Cambridge District Court. He is an experienced Cambridge defense attorney who is qualified to handle any case in the Cambridge District Court.

Cambridge District Court

The Cambridge District Court is located at 4040 Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford. The court has free parking available, and can be accessed by public transportation. The court’s jurisdiction is a mix of urban and suburban, as it covers cases arising out of Cambridge, Arlington and Belmont. Most cases in the Cambridge District Court involve the Massachusetts State Police, Cambridge Police Department, Arlington Police Department or Belmont Police Department. The court also handles a sizable number of cases brought by the Harvard University Police Department and the M.I.T. Police Department.

Judges at the Cambridge District Court hear a wide variety of cases, including criminal matters and restraining order hearings. Most criminal cases involving allegations that occurred in Cambridge, Arlington, or Belmont are first brought before the Cambridge District Court, though cases involving more serious allegations may be transferred to the Middlesex Superior Court later through an indictment process. Both felony and misdemeanor cases are handled at the Cambridge District Court; the district court generally hears most misdemeanor cases, all felonies punishable by a state prison sentence not exceeding five years, and certain other felonies designated by statute. Trials are conducted at the Cambridge District Court, and individuals who live in any city or town within Middlesex County may be selected as jurors. Judges at the Cambridge District Court can also issue restraining orders and hear applications to renew these orders. Cases involving juveniles charged with crimes are generally not handled at the Cambridge District Court; the Middlesex County Juvenile Court in Cambridge hears juvenile cases involving allegations that occurred in Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Somerville, and Wakefield. The Middlesex County Juvenile Court in Cambridge is located at 121 Third Street.

The Cambridge District Court houses several specialty court sessions, including a mental health court and a drug court.

Middlesex County

The Cambridge District Court is within Middlesex County, the most populous county in Massachusetts. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office prosecutes the criminal cases brought in the Cambridge District Court. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office prosecutes more than 39,000 cases per year across all of the courts in the county.

Experience and Familiarity

Attorney Zaganjori is a seasoned Cambridge defense attorney. He has handled cases in the Cambridge District Court as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. This experience gives him a unique insight that he uses to his clients’ advantage. Attorney Zaganjori is well qualified to handle any criminal case in the Cambridge District Court.

What to Do

If you have been charged with a crime at the Cambridge District Court, or if you or a loved one has been arrested in Cambridge, Arlington, or Belmont, it is important to have an experienced and qualified attorney with you to preserve your constitutional rights and to represent you in court. It is also important to secure the best possible legal representation if someone is seeking a restraining order against you at the Cambridge District Court. If you or a loved one is seeking a Cambridge criminal attorney, call Attorney Sam Zaganjori at 781-496-2848.