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Criminal Arraignments

11-7-2011

 


Criminal Arraignments

 

An arraignment is when someone is formally charged with a crime in court.  There are three parts to any criminal arraignment.

 

Massachusetts Courts
Collateral Consequences

11-4-2011

 

Collateral Consequences for Criminal Convictions in Massachusetts

 

If you plead guilty or are found guilty of committing a crime, there are many potential collateral consequences to such a conviction beyond the fine and/or incarceration imposed by the court at sentencing. 

Drug Laws

11-7-2011

 

Massachusetts Drug Offenses


The penalties for possessing, selling, or trafficking in narcotics are tough, and frequently involve mandatory minimum sentences (which are sentences requiring at least some incarceration at a minimum). 
 

9-9-2011

 

Massachusetts Courts


Criminal charges can be brought in District Court, Superior Court, or Federal Court (U.S. District Court).