Powderly Gets Results
  • Armed Assault to Murder
  • Result: Dismissed
  • Breaking & Entering
  • Result: Not Guilty
  • Unarmed Robbery
  • Result: Dismissed
  • OUI 2nd Offense
  • Result: Not Guilty
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Fall River Criminal Lawyer

Massachusetts criminal defense attorney James Powderly maintains a practice devoted exclusively to criminal defense. A significant percentage of attorney Powderly’s criminal matters arise out of the Fall River Justice Center where he handles cases ranging from misdemeanor offenses to complex felonies. Fall River criminal defense lawyer James Powderly has successfully defended hundreds of clients out of the Fall River District and Superior courts and has achieved ACQUITTALS in Fall River on charges including: Armed Assault to Murder, Trafficking Cocaine over 200 Grams, Indecent Assault and Battery, Drunk Driving (OUI), Illegal Possession of Firearms, Attempted Murder, Distribution and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Drugs (including Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana), Robbery, Home Invasion, and various other criminal offenses. If you have been summoned to Fall River Court for a show-cause or criminal clerk’s hearing, if you have been charged with a crime, or if you are being investigated for a crime, you should immediately contact Fall River criminal lawyer James Powderly at (508) 343-0676 to protect your rights and liberty.

Fall River Drug Crimes Defense

Attorney Powderly has successfully defended trafficking, distribution, school zone and park violations, conspiracy to violate drug laws, sale, possession with intent, and simple possession of narcotics including Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, and Class E substances. Having handled a substantial amount of drug-related crimes, attorney Powderly is well-versed in current search and seizure law allowing for aggressive challenges to the validity of search warrants, warrantless searches and seizures, terry stops, pat frisks, automobile searches, and other constitutional issues that play a significant part in fighting against draconian Massachusetts drug laws.

The Fall River Justice Center comprises the Fall River District Court and the Fall River Superior Court criminal sessions. The district court has jurisdiction of criminal matters arising out of Fall River, Freetown, Westport, Swansea, and Somerset. The Superior Court has jurisdiction over all criminal matters arising out of Bristol County.

Fall River Justice Center
186 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721

District Court Criminal Clerk’s Office
Main Number: (508) 491-3200
Criminal Clerk’s Office (Criminal): (508) 491-3225
Clerk’s Office (Civil): (508) 491-3235
Judge’s Lobby: (508) 491-3280
Probation Department: (508) 491-3240
Jurors Standby Line: (508) 491-2825

Superior Court Criminal Clerk’s Office
Main Number: (508) 491-2800
Criminal Clerk’s Office: (508) 823-6588
Judge’s Lobby: (508) 491-3380
Probation Department: (508) 491-3345

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
Fall River Office
Main Number: (508) 673-1429
218 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721

Fall River Police Department
Main Number: (508) 676-8511
685 Pleasant St.
Fall River, MA 02721-4305