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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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26, Jan 2015 - Northeast braces for massive snowstorm
Southern New England was preparing for a massive snowstorm that was expected to bring treacherous conditions to a huge swath of the Northeast, starting this afternoon in Connecticut and spreading across Massachusetts and Rhode Island by evening.The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings Sunday and said between 20 and 30 inches of snow could fall before the storm winds down after ...
26, Jan 2015 - Massachusetts' 55th attorney general, others sworn in
BOSTON (AP) - Democrat Maura Healey was sworn in Wednesday as Massachusetts' 55th attorney general and pledged afterward to focus on protecting young people and battle heroin and prescription drug abuse. Healey took the oath of office, administered by Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants, during a ...
26, Jan 2015 - Boston Sues Gaming Commission to Block Planned Wynn Casino
Boston sued the Massachusetts state gambling regulator to block a planned Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) casino near the city, arguing residents should get to vote on the $1.6 billion project because they will bear the brunt of the environmental impact and traffic congestion.
26, Jan 2015 - Pre-trial hearing on evidence in Massachusetts teacher slaying case resumes Friday
A Massachusetts judge will hear from lawyers who want a teenager's confession to police that he killed his math teacher dismissed as evidence before his trial.
26, Jan 2015 - Analysis - NY insider trading ruling tests prosecutors beyond Wall Street
A court ruling that sharply curtailed the ability of prosecutors including Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to pursue insider trading cases is increasingly testing regulators' abilities across the country. Defendants in California and Massachusetts have sought to take advantage of a December ruling from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York that narrowed the definition of ...
26, Jan 2015 - Judge excuses dozens in Hernandez trial
A Massachusetts judge has excused dozens of potential jurors for various reasons in the murder trial of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.
26, Jan 2015 - Hampshire, MA 1 name down, 100 to go on cold case list
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:05:01 GMT By RIK STEVENS Associated Press The names of Judith Whitney and Kathleen Daneault came off the list of unsolved crimes in New Hampshire and Massachusetts last week after lingering there for three decades, but more than 100 in New Hampshire alone are still mysteries in search of an answe...
26, Jan 2015 - Panel probes how to reduce repeat sexual offenses
BOSTON -- As a commission led by legislators weighs how to reduce recidivism among sex offenders in Massachusetts, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan on Wednesday laid out how her office
26, Jan 2015 - Convicted ex-probation boss can delay sentence for appeal
A federal appeals court says former Massachusetts Probation Commissioner John O'Brien and a former deputy convicted in a corruption case can delay their prison sentences during appeals.
26, Jan 2015 - Massachusetts braces for Hernandez, marathon bombing trials
© AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool, File FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pretrial hearing in the first of two murder cases against him at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Two highly anticipated criminal trials are underway almost simultaneously in Massachusetts: the federal death penalty trial of ...
26, Jan 2015 - Mohegan Sun joins Boston casino lawsuit
BOSTON — Mohegan Sun is suing Massachusetts gambling regulators over their decision to award the Boston-area casino license to a rival. The Connecticut-based casino company on Wednesday joined a state Superior Court lawsuit filed in October 2014 by the city of Revere and a labor union representing workers at the Suffolk Downs horse racing track in Revere. The lawsuit seeks to vacate the ...
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26, Jan 2015 - Court hearing in Massachusetts teacher slaying case resumes
SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts judge will hear from lawyers who want a teenager's confession to police that he killed his math teacher dismissed as evidence before his trial.
26, Jan 2015 - Healey Sworn In As New Mass. Attorney General
For the first time in Massachusetts history, the majority of the state's six constitutional offices are now held by women.
26, Jan 2015 - Essex, MA Massachusetts mother sentenced for slitting kid's throats, burning home
(Reuters) - A mother who turned up at a Massachusetts police station covered in blood and lighter fluid in 2012 was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison on Friday for slitting her two children's throats and setting their home ablaze, authorities said. The Essex District Attorney's Office said that on Mar. 18, 2012 Tanicia Goodwin, 27, of Salem cut the throats of her 8-year-old son and 3-year ...
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