Topically organized, LexisNexis Practice Guide Massachusetts Criminal Law covers the entire process of a criminal trial in Massachusetts, from the initial representation of a client through sentencing and post-sentencing procedures and much more.
Each Practice Guide chapter combines authoritative legal analysis with an expert author's practical insights, distilled from years of litigation practice. Massachusetts Criminal Law includes more than 225 Practice Tips that transition smoothly from legal analysis to practical application of a point of law.
Chapter parts begin with a detailed practice checklist (more than 45 checklists total) defining the essentials of a major task. Checklists capture the essential steps (the what, when, and how) of each task, with cross-references to relevant authority, forms, and discussion of the topic within the chapter itself.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 INITIAL REPRESENTATION OF THE CRIMINAL CLIENT IN MASSACHUSETTS
Chapter 2 ARRAIGNMENT, BAIL AND DETENTION HEARINGS
Chapter 3 PRE-TRIAL & MOTION PRACTICE
Chapter 4 PLEAS
Chapter 5 THE ROLE OF THE PROSECUTOR
Chapter 6 EVIDENCE
Chapter 7 TRIAL PRACTICE
Chapter 8 SENTENCING
Chapter 9 POST-SENTENCING PROCEDURES
Chapter 10 STRATEGIES FOR DIVERSION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPOSITIONS IN SUBSTANCE USE, ABUSE AND ADDICTION CASES
Appendix A GLOSSARY OF MASSACHUSETTS SENTENCING TERMS
Appendix B MASSACHUSETTS COURT PHONE NUMBERS