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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02, Sep 2014 - Duo behind fake golf cart ads fight harassment law
Massachusetts' highest court is set to hear arguments this week in an appeal filed by a couple convicted of harassing their Andover neighbors through fake Craigslist ads for free golf carts and a false report of child...
02, Sep 2014 - Plymouth, MA Company owned by former U.S. Rep. Delahunt suing DPH for license to operate pot dispensary in Taunt
BOSTON — A company run by former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt is suing the state Department of Public Health’s commissioner in an effort to get licensed to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in Taunton, Plymouth and Mashpee.Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, Delahunt’s group, filed a civil complaint Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court alleging the DPH violated its own regulations in June when ...
02, Sep 2014 - Massachusetts sued for denying medical pot permit
BOSTON — A company that wanted to open one of Massachusetts' first medical marijuana dispensaries wants a judge to overturn the state's decision to reject its application. In a lawsuit filed in state Superior Court in Boston on Tuesday, Brighton Health Advocates argues that the state's June 27 decision was not based on substantial evidence and should be voided.
02, Sep 2014 - Worcester, MA Man sentenced to time served in Mass. license scam
WORCESTER, Mass. — A man from the Dominican Republic has been sentenced to prison time already served in connection with a Massachusetts driver license scam and will be deported. Authorities say 42-year-old Leonardo Burgos Espinal orchestrated a fraudulent license ring by bribing a clerk at the Registry of Motor Vehicles office in Leominster to issue more than a dozen driver's licenses based on ...
02, Sep 2014 - Leg room argument diverts flight
An alleged fight over an airplane's reclining seats landed a Paris man in front of a judge in Massachusetts earlier this week. Edmund Alexandre was arrested while on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris. 0 0 read more
02, Sep 2014 - Boston, MA Correction: Eyewitness Identification story
BOSTON — In a story Aug. 24 about challenges to the way eyewitness identification testimony is presented to juries, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court will hear oral arguments in four cases. The cases will be heard on Sept. 2, not Sept. 8. A corrected version of the story is below: Massachusetts court to hear eyewitness ID cases ...
02, Sep 2014 - Boston, MA Ex-congressman sues Massachusetts over pot denial
BOSTON — A former Massachusetts congressman whose bid to open three medical marijuana dispensaries was rejected by state regulators has filed a lawsuit. Former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt is asking a court to force the state Public Health Department to give him licenses to run dispensaries in Dennis, Masphee and Taunton.
02, Sep 2014 - Springfield, MA Under the Microscope
Another piece of heavy artillery was moved into place in the legal fight between the state of Massachusetts and Evan Dobelle, the former president of Westfield State University, when state Attorney General Martha Coakley filed suit against Dobelle on August 7. Coakley’s suit identifies a total...
02, Sep 2014 - Man sentenced for Massachusetts carjacking
The Associated Press PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Virginia man authorities say went on a multistate crime spree, partying with college students along the way, and bragging about his exploits on social media, has been sentenced to up to six years in prison in Massachusetts. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Michael Tarpeh was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a ...
02, Sep 2014 - Court: Statements in fatal fire wrongly admitted
The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that prosecutors must reduce a first-degree murder conviction or grant a new trial to a woman who set a fire that killed a mother of four.
02, Sep 2014 - Court to host panel discussions on opioid abuse
The U.S. District Court of Massachusetts is set to host two panel discussions with policy makers, medical professionals and law enforcement officials to share strategies dealing with the surge in the abuse of opioids in...
02, Sep 2014 - Uxbridge, MA Charity barred from Massachusetts fundraising
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring a Connecticut-based veterans' charity from collecting donations in Massachusetts after the state attorney general's office filed a lawsuit alleging it used...
02, Sep 2014 - Appeals Court Backs Town's Right to Protect Ancient Ways
7:05 pm, August 21, 2014 Jane Seagrave The town of Edgartown and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission won a major land use victory this week when the Massachusetts Court of Appeals ruled that they have wide latitude to restrict development on ancient ways. The ruling overturns an earlier superior court decision in the Hall family case against the town. var switchTo5x=false; stLight.options ...
02, Sep 2014 - Three Massachusetts colleges sue state
Three Massachusetts colleges have sued the state Department of Revenue, claiming the agency unfairly denied them millions of dollars in tax credits for environmental cleanup work done on contaminated properties.
02, Sep 2014 - 3 Massachusetts colleges sue state
Three Massachusetts colleges have sued the state Department of Revenue, claiming the agency unfairly denied them millions of dollars in tax credits for environmental cleanup work done on contaminated properties.
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