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Business Records

This post answers some frequently asked questions on business records in criminal law. How are business records considered at a criminal trial? Jurors may consider business material only when the Commonwealth proves all of the following beyond a reas… Read More
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Court Interpreters

This post will answer some frequently asked questions about court interpreters. Why are there interpreters in court? The purpose of using an interpreter is to help the court communicate. The interpreter’s role is to interpret what others say so tha… Read More
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Mug Shots Explained

This post will answer some frequently asked questions on mug shots. What happens in court if police showed a witness a photo of the accused? If one of the witnesses in any given case testifies that the police showed the witness a photo of the defenda… Read More
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What is Pre-trial Probation

WHAT IS PRE-TRIAL PROBATION G.L. c. 276, § 87 Pre-trial Probation or a “General Continuance” is a highly sought criminal disposition (result). It is a conditional disposition anticipating dismissal of criminal charges. It basically means that th… Read More
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