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An arraignment is when someone is formally charged with a crime in court. There are three parts to any criminal arraignment.
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.
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).
Criminal charges can be brought in District Court, Superior Court, or Federal Court (U.S. District Court).