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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24, Apr 2014 - Massachusetts Court Upholds Penalties On Utilities For Storm-Induced Electric Outages
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said that utility regulators could fine electric utilities for failing to restore electric "service to customers in a safe and reasonably prompt manner" after a major storm.
24, Apr 2014 - Worcester, MA Judge reduces bail for child molester
UXBRIDGE – A Worcester Superior Court judge Tuesday reduced bail for a 62-year-old registered sex offender and Uxbridge resident who won $10 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery five years ago and was arrested again recently in town. At a bail hearing Tuesday, Judge James Lemire reduced bail for Daniel T. Snay from $5 million to $50,000. He will also be placed on GPS monitoring and was ...
24, Apr 2014 - State lab uses science in fight against crime
More sexual assaults occur during the summer, heroin is being cut with "everything" and guns used to commit crimes in New Hampshire are of better quality than in Massachusetts, said Tim Pifer, director of the New Hampshire State Police crime lab.
24, Apr 2014 - Worcester, MA Woman sentenced for role in Maine marriage scam - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New En
BANGOR, Maine (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.
24, Apr 2014 - Worcester, MA Woman sentenced for role in marriage scam
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.
24, Apr 2014 - Worcester, MA Woman sentenced for role in Maine marriage scam
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.
23, Apr 2014 - Courts test out electronic filling program, streamline process
In order to modernize court functions and integrate technology into the organization of court documents, the Massachusetts Court System signed a contract on Monday to participate in an electronic filing pilot program. Lawyers and court officials will be able to access documents through a web portal through the use of Tyler Technology Inc.’s Odyssey File & Serve […]
23, Apr 2014 - Zohydro maker sues to block Massachusetts ban
The maker of Zohydro, a controversial new prescription painkiller, has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block Massachusetts' ban on local doctors prescribing and dispensing the drug.
23, Apr 2014 - Aaron Hernandez pal from Fla. charged
A pal of ex-New England Patriot and accused killer Aaron Hernandez is headed to Massachusetts on charges he lied to a grand jury that was probing how the gun that killed Odin L. Lloyd made it from Florida to the murder scene in North Attleboro, according to court records. Oscar Hernandez, 23, of Belle Glade, Fla., will be shipped to federal court in Boston after feds arrested him Wednesday in ...
23, Apr 2014 - Massachusetts Gov. Patrick: Court ruling troubling
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is calling the Supreme Court's ruling allowing voters to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions "very troubling."
23, Apr 2014 - Judge hears arguments in women's jail lawsuit
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A federal judge has heard arguments in a lawsuit brought by 178 former and current inmates at a women's jail in western Massachusetts who say their constitutional rights are being violated because male guards are videotaping strip searches. The suit against the Hampden County sheriff, who oversees the Western Massachusetts Women's Correctional Center in Chicopee, was ...
23, Apr 2014 - Hampshire, MA Feds again push for death penalty in Mass. spree killings
A man who admitted carjacking and killing two Massachusetts men during a deadly weeklong crime spree deserves the death penalty because of his pattern of "violent, disruptive and non-remorseful behavior," including assaults he's committed in prison, prosecutors said Monday.
23, Apr 2014 - Former Boston College TE C.J. Parsons pleads not guilty in attack on homeless man
Former Boston College TE C.J. Parsons and former Marist QB Anthony Varrichione pled not guilty to assault and battery charges Wednesday in a Massachusetts court.
23, Apr 2014 - Football players charged with beating homeless man
Two college football players were arraigned in Massachusetts Superior Court on Wednesday for allegedly kicking and beating a homeless man until a passerby shielded the victim's body with her own, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said.
23, Apr 2014 - U.S. District Court Suspends Massachusetts' Zohydro Ban
A U.S. District court issued a ruling that a Massachusetts ban on Zohydro, an opioid pain reliever, is unconstitutional.
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