Newton, MA, also known as “The Garden City,” is a Boston suburb that borders Brookline and the suburban towns of Waltham and Wellesley. Many of Newton’s 85,146 residents work in Boston. Not only is Newton home to some of America’s top performing public schools, but it also houses a number of colleges and universities, including Boston College, Mount Ida College, Lasell College, and William James College (formerly the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology).

Newton is located in Middlesex County. The Middlesex Superior Court has courthouses in Lowell and Woburn, while the Middlesex Probate and Family Court is located in two buildings near the Lechemere T stop in Cambridge. Newton has its own District Court that handles both civil and criminal matters, as well as small claims cases and restraining and harassment orders. The District Court is located on Washington Street in West Newton.

For over fifty years, the Newton criminal defense attorneys at Zalkind, Duncan & Bernstein have helped, advised, and represented clients during all phases of criminal matters. Whether you have been arrested or are involved in an investigation, called to a grand jury trial, or hoping to vacate a guilty plea, you can rely on our team of attorneys to use their expertise, intellect, and creativity to protect your individual legal rights while fighting for your best interests. The types of Newton criminal cases our firm handles includes but is not limited to: drug crimes, computer and internet crimes, drunk driving, gun crimes,sex crimes, violent crimes, white-collar crimes and fraud, foreign extradition, clerk-magistrate’s hearings, restraining orders, sealing and expungement, criminal appeals.

We are also available to represent clients in Newton in civil matters in both state and federal courts. Our experienced Massachusetts employment lawyers routinely advise clients working through employment disputes, assist in negotiating separation and severance agreements, and litigate employment cases in the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and in the courts. Newton, which is home to Newton-Wellesley Hospital and is a convenient commute from the Longwood Medical Area, is home to many medical professionals. Our firm has substantial experience representing doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff and employees in employment matters. We are also available to handle a wide variety of other civil cases in the courts of the Commonwealth, including civil rights claim. For forty years our college misconduct lawyers have been representing students accused of misconduct by their secondary schools and colleges. We frequently represent students in Newton, including those at Boston College, Mount Ida College, and other local colleges, and with discrimination, discipline, and other disputes with their schools, including cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Our years of experience, and repeat interactions with these institutions, gives us a breadth of experience in college discipline cases that few other attorneys can claim.

If you are looking for a Newton criminal defense attorney, Newton employment attorney, or Newton student’s rights attorney, please contact Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP to speak with our team.

Our phones are answered during business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Any messages left with our recording service during non-business hours as well as e-mails sent to our firm will receive prompt responses.

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