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 . 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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20, Apr 2014 - Massachusetts Man Faces Charges, National Attention For Fake Dispatch Calls
BANTAM –A 35-year-old Massachusetts man accused of making fake emergency radio calls on the Litchfield County Dispatch system dreamed of being a firefighter and gloated about his alleged crimes making national news, according to the arrest warrant affidavit filed by state police.
20, Apr 2014 - Utilities appeal millions in fines for 2011 storms
Power companies urged the state's highest court Monday to overturn nearly $25 million in penalties imposed by Massachusetts regulators after a pair of 2011 storms, both of which left hundreds of thousands ...
20, Apr 2014 - Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller
A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, ...
20, Apr 2014 - Federal judge blocks Massachusetts from banning new painkiller Zohydro
BOSTON - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. The judge issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday after pharmaceutical company, Zogenix, argued in a lawsuit that the ban issued by Gov. Deval Patrick is unconstitutional. The judge said
20, Apr 2014 - Du Pont heir didn't go to court-ordered clinic
A du Pont heir who raped his daughter was supposed to complete an intensive treatment program at an inpatient psychiatric clinic in Massachusetts as a condition of a sentence that allowed him to avoid prison time.
20, Apr 2014 - Court says utilities can be charged for storm fund
BOSTON (AP) — The state’s highest court has upheld a law that allows Massachusetts utility regulators to charge electric companies for the costs of investigating major outages after storms.
20, Apr 2014 - Manchester, MA Nashua men to face trial in home invasion, fatal shooting
NASHUA – Two men from Nashua and another from Merrimack have been indicted on charges stemming from a December home invasion that led to the shooting death of a 44-year-old man, according to authorities in Massachusetts.
20, Apr 2014 - State asks US judge to uphold emergency ban on powerful painkiller, Zohydro
A lawyer for Massachusetts urged a federal judge Monday to uphold the state’s emergency ban on Zohydro, a powerful, controversial painkiller, saying the state has the authority to regulate drugs coming into its market to confront a growing opiate addiction epidemic.
20, Apr 2014 - Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller Zohydro
A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.
20, Apr 2014 - U.S. court reverses Massachusetts ban on Zogenix pain drug
A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday stopped Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superseded the state's action. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick had announced a ban on the drug, formally declaring a public health emergency on March 27 stemming from abuse of opioids in the New England state. The U.S. District ...
20, Apr 2014 - Worcester, MA Woman sentenced in marriage scam
BANGOR (AP) — A Kenyan woman living in Massachusetts has been sentenced in federal court in Maine to a year in prison for her role in a fake marriage scheme. Margaret Kimani of Worcester, Mass., was also sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation. She was convicted in December. read more
20, Apr 2014 - U.S. Federal court stays Massachusetts ban of Zogenix's painkiller
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal court granted Zogenix Inc a preliminary injunction against a ban blocking the sale of its controversial opioid painkiller, Zohydro, in Massachusetts, citing public interest. Last week, the company had sought a restraining order against the ban announced by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who formally declared a public health emergency stemming from the abuse of ...
20, Apr 2014 - Haunting pictures capture ominous glow of America's prisons outside rural towns
Massachusetts- based photographer Stephen Tourlentes has criss-crossed the country since 1998 shooting correctional facilities at night for his new project called Of Length and Measures.
20, Apr 2014 - Boston, MA Keller @ Large: Joe Mathieu On Boston Marathon, FBI’s Role, Trial, Governor’s Race
Jon and Joe Mathieu discuss the FBI's image in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings investigation, the trial and the Massachusetts governor's race.
20, Apr 2014 - Shrewsbury, MA Mass. GOP, Fisher spar in court over ballot access
BOSTON - A lawyer for the Massachusetts Republican Party argued in Superior Court Friday morning that a judge should not get involved with GOP delegates' disputed vote for governor because doing so would invite an open-door policy for every losing candidate.
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