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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01, Mar 2015 - Hampshire, MA Ex-middle school teacher convicted of child rape
NORTHAMPTON — A former Massachusetts middle school teacher has been sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for raping a young girl. James Parks was convicted Wednesday in Hampshire Superior Court of several charges, including three counts of child rape aggravated by age difference. The judge said she gave the 56-year-old Parks a severe sentence because "he clearly took advantage of a very young ...
01, Mar 2015 - Marathon bomb trial stays in Boston
A court has ruled the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaey can stay in Massachusetts.
01, Mar 2015 - Southampton, MA Trial begins for former teacher charged with child rape
A former middle school teacher in western Massachusetts has gone on trial on allegations he raped and molested a girl over a five-year period.
01, Mar 2015 - 2 arrested on prison smuggling charges
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said its agents arrested two people for alleging conspiring to smuggle drugs into the Maine State Prison. Special report: WMTW investigates out of control contraband at one jail Investigators allege Katlyn Graciale, 28, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, brought smuggled Suboxone strips into the prison during an inmate visit. Officers allege Graciale delivered the ...
01, Mar 2015 - Southampton, MA Jury weighs case of teacher charged with child rape
NORTHAMPTON — A jury in the trial of a former western Massachusetts middle school teacher charged with child rape has started deliberations. The Hampshire Superior Court jury weighing the case against James Parks is expected to resume deliberations Wednesday after beginning on Tuesday. The 56-year-old Parks, of Southampton, was charged with assaulting and raping the girl over a five-year period ...
01, Mar 2015 - Worcester, MA Massachusetts prison guard charged with making gun threat
A guard at a maximum security state prison who allegedly held a gun to his girlfriend's head and threatened to kill her has been held without bail.
01, Mar 2015 - Suffolk, MA Former lobbyist charged with defrauding state pension system
BOSTON — An ex-lobbyist serving a federal prison sentence in the corruption case involving former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi was indicted on unrelated charges that he defrauded the state's pension system, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Monday. A Suffolk County grand jury charged Richard McDonough, 69, with procurement fraud and presentation of a false claim, Healey said.
01, Mar 2015 - Fall River, MA Several Aaron Hernandez texts deleted from phone before Odin Lloyd slaying
Jurors in the Massachusetts murder trial see phone records and texts and are told some messages were deleted.
01, Mar 2015 - Middlesex, MA UConn Lab Manager Convicted Of Sexual Assault
The manager of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at the University of Connecticut was recently convicted in Massachusetts of sexual assault and could face up to 10 years in prison.
01, Mar 2015 - Tsarnaev lawyers to ask higher court to move bombing trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge three times to move his trial out of Massachusetts because of the emotional impact of the deadly attack. Three times, the judge has refused.
01, Mar 2015 - Southampton, MA Northampton jury weighs case of teacher charged with child rape
NORTHAMPTON (AP) >> A jury in the trial of a former western Massachusetts middle school teacher charged with child rape has started deliberations.
28, Feb 2015 - Boston, MA Judge Rejects Partners Merger Settlement
The settlement that would have cleared the way for Partners Healthcare’s acquisition of three eastern Massachusetts hospitals has been rejected in Suffolk Superior Court.
28, Feb 2015 - Dzokhar Tsarnaev trial for Boston Marathon bombings can stay in Massachusetts
Attorneys for alleged bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued he wouldn't be able to get a fair trial after deadly attack, publicity
28, Feb 2015 - Worcester, MA Mass. man pleads guilty to scamming US government in Afghan prison guard uniform program
WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to his role in the creation of a fictitious uniform manufacturing company that did business in Afghanistan and defrauded the U.S. government of as much as $200,000.
28, Feb 2015 - No ADA claim for employee who didn't engage in interactive process
(2/27) In a recent case addressing the ADA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit—which covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island—held that a national department store could not be liable for failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to a diabetic sales associate because the employee refused to make a good-faith effort to participate in the interactive process.
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