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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25, Oct 2014 - Aaron Hernandez wants trial moved
A Massachusetts prosecutor in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez testified Tuesday against his lawyers' efforts to suppress cellphone evidence, saying they had agreed to turn the phone over to investigators.
25, Oct 2014 - Man sentenced to 2.5 years for role in cybercrime ring that targeted financial institutions
TRENTON, N.J. — A Massachusetts man who was part of an international cybercrime ring that the government says hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service was sentenced Friday to 2½½ years in prison.
25, Oct 2014 - GOP candidate Miller not looking beyond AG's job
By Amelia Pak-Harvey apak-harvey@lowellsun.com LOWELL -- John Miller, the Republican candidate for attorney general, does not want to be a future governor of Massachusetts.
25, Oct 2014 - Ipswich, MA Manchester Crimewatch Woman tells judge she is the victim, not the aggressor
A Massachusetts woman accused to hitting and punching a man in the head as he drove on Interstate 93 claims she gently slapped him because he was speeding and she was scared.
25, Oct 2014 - Candidate Miller: AG should be pro, not pol
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24, Oct 2014 - Hacker sentenced to 21 months in US prison for $15 million scheme
NEW YORK: A Massachusetts man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Friday for his role in a cybercrime scheme that hacked accounts at banks, brokerage firms and government agencies in an attempt to steal more than $15 million, US prosecutors said. Robert Dubuc, 41, pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy, conspiracy to commit access device fraud and identity theft in federal court in New ...
24, Oct 2014 - $1 million bail set for Massachusetts woman found living with dead babies
By Daniel Lovering UXBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) - A Massachusetts judge on Tuesday ordered a 31-year-old woman found living last month with the bodies of three dead infants in a rodent-infested house held on $1 million cash bail.The woman, Erika Murray, was arrested last month and charged with fetal death concealment, witness intimidation and animal cruelty after state officials removed four living ...
24, Oct 2014 - $1M bail for woman found living with dead babies
UXBRIDGE, Mass. – A Massachusetts judge on Tuesday ordered a 31-year-old woman found living last month with the bodies of three dead infants in a rodent-infested house held on $1 million cash bail.
24, Oct 2014 - Hacker sentenced to 21 months in U.S. prison for $15 million scheme
A Massachusetts man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Friday for his role in a cybercrime scheme that hacked accounts at banks, brokerage firms and government agencies in an attempt to steal more than $15 million, U.S. Robert Dubuc, 41, pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy, conspiracy to commit access device fraud and identity theft in federal court in New Jersey in April. District ...
24, Oct 2014 - Judge: UMass rape defendants can be tried together
Four men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts student in her Amherst dorm room two years ago can be tried together, a judge has ruled.
24, Oct 2014 - Dudley, MA Joseph Welch of Plymouth, 79, veteran, retired judge
The Honorable Joseph R. Welch of Plymouth, a veteran and former Massachusetts trial court judge, died Saturday. He was 79. Born in Randolph, he was a graduate of Thayer Academy and Bates College in 1957. He earned his law degree at Boston College Law School in 1963. Mr. Welch served as a gunnery officer on the USS Hawkins DDR-873 of the 6th Fleet of the Navy for three years.
24, Oct 2014 - Bail for woman found living with dead babies set for $1M
A Massachusetts judge on Tuesday ordered a 31-year-old woman found living last month with the bodies of three dead infants in a rodent-infested house held on $1 million cash bail.
24, Oct 2014 - Mass Mutual sues JPMorgan over "smart" retirement trademark
MassMutual said discussions on Friday over its RetireSmart brand and the bank's SmartRetirement trademark had failed, prompting it to immediately file a lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court. The insurer is asking for a declaration that it is not infringing on JPMorgan's trademark. MassMutual, formally known as Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co, is owned by policyholders and manages $147 ...
24, Oct 2014 - Massachusetts woman found living with dead babies held on $1M bail
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24, Oct 2014 - Mailers on Supreme Court elections cause stir
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Official-looking mailers are arriving at Montana homes that rate how liberal or conservative the four nonpartisan candidates for Montana Supreme Court are, and compare their political ideologies to those of President Barack Obama and former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
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