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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01, Oct 2014 - Why Tesla's Legal Breakthrough in Massachusetts Could Be a Big Deal
A legal interpretation by Massachusetts's highest court approving Tesla's straight-to-consumers sales model via company-owned showrooms could help courts in other states end obstruction from car dealers
01, Oct 2014 - Plymouth, MA Mass. Supreme Judicial Court rules for Tesla Motors over auto dealers
The high-end electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors prevailed in a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts auto dealers in an attempt to stop the company from selling directly off the assembly line to customer.The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court threw out a lawsuit from the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association that argued that the California-based Tesla was skirting a state law that is ...
01, Oct 2014 - Nashua driver in MassPike fatal gets 9 months in jail
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01, Oct 2014 - Twin sisters plead not guilty to medical fraud
BOSTON — Twin sisters who once lived in Massachusetts have pleaded not guilty to charges they stole more than $580,000 from federal, state and local agencies by allegedly providing unlicensed psychological services. The Massachusetts attorney general's office says neither Nita Guzman nor her sister, Nina Tischer, is licensed to practice psychology in the state. They were arraigned Tuesday in ...
01, Oct 2014 - Ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez's lawyers seek to have phone evidence tossed in murder case
FALL RIVER, Mass. - 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.
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01, Oct 2014 - Judge mulls panhandling edict in Lowell
BOSTON -- A federal judge is mulling requests from the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and the city of Lowell.
01, Oct 2014 - Massachusetts man with horn implants convicted of 2011 triple murder
By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man with facial tattoos and forehead implants that resemble horns told jurors he would see them "all in hell" after he was convicted of murdering three men in 2011. Caius Veiovis, 34, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was found guilty of three counts each of murder, intimidation of a witness and kidnapping, Berkshire District Attorney David ...
01, Oct 2014 - Marathon suspect's friend due in court for hearing
BOSTON (AP) A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was due in federal court for a final hearing before his trial begins next week.Robel Phillipos, 21, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is charged with...
01, 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.
01, Oct 2014 - Twin sisters face medical fraud charges
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01, Oct 2014 - MAPCS: Massachusetts Attorney General Coakley’s Controversial New Regulations Spark Lawsuit
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01, Oct 2014 - Driver in MassPike fatal gets 9 months in jail
A New Hampshire woman who was behind the wheel when her car crashed, killing her boyfriend, on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Westborough has been sentenced to nine months in jail.
01, Oct 2014 - Federal judge mulling Lowell's panhandling ordinance
BOSTON -- A federal judge is mulling requests from the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and the city of Lowell.
01, Oct 2014 - Police: Man recorded women in cafe bathroom
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