Courts in Massachusetts
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Massachusetts's trial courts include its District Courts and Massachusetts Municipal Courts. Both of these courts hear a variety of cases including those involving torts, contracts, and small claims, as well as other types of civil cases. Massachusetts also has four specialized trial courts: its Juvenile Courts, Housing Courts, Land Courts, and Probate & Family Courts. The Massachusetts Superior Court also holds jury trials and handles higher-valued civil cases and cases resulting from both felony and misdemeanor charges. The Massachusetts Court's appellate system consists of its Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

If you're trying to find out if someone has a criminal record in Massachusetts, you can see the Massachusetts's Trial Court's criminal records information page at http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/subject/about/cori.html . Here you can obtain information relating to the availability of and access to these records. Most criminal records are made available to the public. If you're seeking Massachusetts court records related to civil cases, it's best to contact the court that handled the case, as policies can vary regarding record retrieval. However, most Massachusetts court documents are considered public record.
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22, Sep 2014 - Judge Bars Male Guards From Videotaping Strip Searches At Mass. Women’s Jail
Allowing male guards to videotape strip searches of female inmates at a western Massachusetts jail is not only humiliating but unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.
22, Sep 2014 - Worcester, MA 3 arraigned in disappearance of Mass. boy
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court.
22, Sep 2014 - Man sentenced for Massachusetts carjacking
PITTSFIELD — A Virginia man authorities say went on a multistate crime spree, partying with college students along the way, and bragging about his exploits on social media, has been sentenced to up to six years in prison in Massachusetts. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Michael Tarpeh was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a February 2013 carjacking at a ...
22, Sep 2014 - Attleboro, MA Judge scraps electronic evidence in ex-NFL star's murder case
A judge has thrown out some electronic evidence in a murder case against former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez because of a paperwork problem, according to local media reports on Tuesday. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said evidence from two smartphones and three tablets seized last year from Hernandez's home in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, could not be used in ...
22, Sep 2014 - Berman DeValerio Announces Summary Notice of Pendency of Class Action and Proposed Settlement, Sett
BOSTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Berman DeValerio regarding Sanderson et al. v. Verdasys, Inc. et al., Civil Litigation No. SUCV2012-00621-BLS1, pursuant to an order by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Suffolk County Superior Court:
22, Sep 2014 - Uxbridge, MA Woman found in Massachusetts home with dead babies may be mentally ill: lawyer
By Scott Malone BLACKSTONE Mass. (Reuters) - A 31-year-old Massachusetts woman found living with the bodies of three dead infants in a rodent-infested house in a quiet suburb may be suffering from mental illness, her court-appointed lawyer said on Friday. The woman, Erika Murray, did not speak during her brief appearance at Worcester District Course in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, where a not-guilty ...
22, Sep 2014 - Male Guards Can’t Record Searches Of Female Inmates, Judge Rules
A federal judge said allowing men to videotape nude female inmates at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center is "antithetical to human dignity" and "deeply humiliating."
22, Sep 2014 - Men shooting searches of women unconstitutional
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A federal judge has ruled that allowing male guards to videotape strip searches of female inmates at a western Massachusetts jail is unconstitutional. The judge in U.S. District Court in Springfield ruled Tuesday that allowing men to videotape nude female inmates at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center is "antithetical to human dignity" and "deeply ...
22, Sep 2014 - Plymouth, MA Company owned by former U.S. Rep. Delahunt suing DPH for license to operate pot dispensary in Taunt
BOSTON — A company run by former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt is suing the state Department of Public Health’s commissioner in an effort to get licensed to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in Taunton, Plymouth and Mashpee.Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, Delahunt’s group, filed a civil complaint Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court alleging the DPH violated its own regulations in June when ...
22, Sep 2014 - Uxbridge, MA Woman found in Mass. home with three dead babies may be mentally ill: Lawyer
A 31-year-old Massachusetts woman found living in a rodent-infested house with the bodies of three dead infants may be suffering from mental illness, her court-appointed lawyer said on Friday.
22, Sep 2014 - Men videotaping searches of women unconstitutional
A federal judge has ruled that allowing male guards to videotape strip searches of female inmates at a western Massachusetts jail is unconstitutional.
22, Sep 2014 - Pittsfield, MA Jury resumes deliberations in 3rd Hell's Angel trial
The jury will return to deliberations Monday in the trial of a man accused of murdering three Pittsfield, Massachusetts men. Caius Veiovis is the last of *three defendants to stand trial on murder charges in the deaths of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell.
22, Sep 2014 - Middlesex, MA Candidates back reform of drug sentencing guidelines
By Michael Norton and Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Candidates for major offices this year in Massachusetts are backing the repeal or reform of mandatory minimum criminal sentences for drug offenses, according to a report
22, Sep 2014 - Judge: Male guards can't video women-inmate search
BOSTON — Allowing male guards to videotape strip searches of female inmates at a western Massachusetts jail is not only humiliating but unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Ponsor said in the ruling Tuesday that allowing men to videotape nude female inmates at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center is "antithetical to human ...
21, Sep 2014 - Middlesex, MA Suspect in murders of Lowell brothers has 'lengthy, violent' record
LOWELL -- The Chelsea man charged Wednesday with the fatal shootings of two Lowell brothers has a "lengthy and violent" history of crimes in Rhode Island and now Massachusetts, according to prosecutors.
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