The Woburn District Court serves the communities of Burlington, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn. Any criminal offenses or court matters that happen in these downs are covered under the Woburn District Court’s jurisdiction.
That includes State police arrests and incidents that happen on I-95 and I-93 in these towns. There is a fair amount of highway in this district patrolled by troopers for incidents including OUI arrests.
Where is the Woburn District Court located?
The court is right in the middle of town. The Courthouse address is:
30 Pleasant Street
Woburn, MA 01801
Where can I park at the Woburn District Court?
There is a free public parking lot right across Pleasant Street.
Can I bring a phone in the courthouse?
Yes, Woburn does not restrict personal electronic devices from entering through building security. However, you absolutely can’t make calls or even text while in a courtooom, or take pictures anywhere in the building.
Can I get there via Public Transportation?
There are MBTA buses that service this area, routes 134 and 354. The closest train station is Winchester Station in Winchester Center on the Lowell commuter line.
The station itself is about 3 miles away. Bus 134 runs from Winchester to Woburn center, so you could take the bus from the train station.
Where Do I go for a Clerk Magistrate’s Hearing in Woburn?
Clerk Magistrate’s hearings are held on the second floor. When you enter the building, go to the stairs down the hallway to the right on the first floor.
But first you will need to check in with the Clerk’s office unless your attorney has already taken care of this.
Legal representation is not required for Clerk’s hearings, and you are not eligible for a court appointed attorney if you aren’t yet charged with a crime, which technically you are not at this point.
But having an attorney negotiate with the police prosecutor before the hearing, or arguing before a Magistrate is almost certainly going to increase the chances of winning this hearing, and avoiding a criminal complaint from issuing before the court.
See our whole page on Clerk Magistrate’s hearings, what they are, why they matter, and how you can use this hearing best to your advantage to beat your case.
Where Do I go for an Arraignment at the Woburn District Court?
Criminal arraignments sessions are in first session right in front of you when you walk through security.
If you are in Woburn for an arraignment without an attorney, you will need to check in with the Probation department first. Probation will note that you are there for an arraignment, and direct you to the arraignment courtroom if necessary.
If you have hired us to help you, we can walk you through this process, and you can skip the steps where they take financial information to determine eligibility for a court-appointed attorney, since you’ve already got that covered.
What about a pretrial in Woburn?
Talk to your attorney first, but pretrials are generally held in the first session to the right after entering building security. Pretrial hearings are usually after the morning arraignments are dealt with.
Is there any place to eat near the courthouse?
Yes, there are quite a few restaurants with a wide variety of styles in the center of Woburn where the district courthouse is located. You can eat Brazilian in several places, Mexican, Italian, Indian, or American pizza and burgers.
There are many fine choices in town.