SUMMARY OF CONTENTS, 4th Ed.

Editors/Contributors

Preface

PART I: PROCEEDINGS AND STRATEGIES IN DISTRICT COURT

1. Trial or Probable-Cause Hearing: Determining the Role of the District Court (pdf)
2. Probable-Cause Hearings (pdf)
3. District Court Trials (pdf)

PART II: INITIATION OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

4. Complaints and Indictments (pdf)
5. Grand Jury Issues (pdf)
6. Interstate Rendition and the Agreement on Detainers (pdf)

PART III: ARRAIGNMENT AND RELATED ISSUES

7. Arraignment and Related Issues (pdf)
8. The Right to Counsel (pdf)
9. Pretrial Release, Bail, and Pretrial Detention (pdf)
10. Competency to Stand Trial (pdf)

PART IV: PREPARING THE CASE

11. Investigation and Interviewing; Directory of Sources (pdf)
12. Forensic Science and Expert Testimony (pdf)
13. Summoning Witnesses (pdf)

PART V: PRETRIAL PROCEEDINGS

14. The Pretrial Conference (pdf)
15. Pretrial Motions and Pretrial Hearings (pdf)
16. Discovery (pdf)
17. Search and Seizure (pdf)
18. Issues in Eyewitness Identification Cases (pdf)
19. Confessions (pdf)
20. Defects in the Complaint or Indictment (pdf)
21. Double Jeopardy (pdf)
22. Joinder and Severance (pdf)
23. Speedy Trial and Related Issues (pdf)
24. Selective or Vindictive Treatment (pdf)
25. Judicial Disqualification: The Motion to Recuse (pdf)
26. Motions Related to Prejudicial Publicity (pdf)
27. Motion for a Continuance (pdf)

PART VI: TRIAL PROCEEDINGS

28. Defendant’s Presence and Appearance at Trial / Security Restraints (pdf)
29. Record of the Proceedings (pdf)
30. Juror Examination and Selection (pdf)
31. The Opening Statement (pdf)
32. Examination of Witnesses (pdf)
33. Witness’s Privilege Against Self-Incrimination (pdf)
34. Trial Motions (pdf)
35. The Closing Argument (pdf)
36. The Jury: Contamination, Instructions, Deliberation, and Verdict (pdf)

PART VII: PLEAS, SENTENCES, & COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES

37. Plea Bargaining and Guilty Pleas (pdf)
38. Directory of Sentencing Alternatives (pdf)
39. Dispositions and Sentencing Advocacy (pdf)
40. Imprisonment and Release from Custody (pdf)
41. Probation Revocation (pdf)
42. Immigration Consequences of Criminal Proceedings (pdf)
43. Civil Consequences of Criminal Cases (pdf)

PART VIII: APPELLATE AND POSTCONVICTION REMEDIES

44. Postconviction Remedies (pdf)
45. Appeals (pdf)

PART IX: SPECIAL ISSUES

46. Contempt (pdf)
47. Operating Under the Influence (pdf)
48. Cases Alleging Child Abuse (pdf)
49. Delinquency Proceedings (pdf)
50. Restraining Order Violations (pdf)

PART X: RESEARCHING MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL LAW

51. Guide to Researching Massachusetts Criminal Practice and Procedure (pdf)
52. Links to Court Rules (pdf)

Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure
Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure
Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct (Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:07)
District/Municipal Courts Rules of Criminal Procedure
District Court Rules for Probation Violation Proceedings
Rules Governing Persons Authorized to Take Bail
Trial Court Rule XI: Uniform Rule for Probable Cause Determination for Persons Arrested without a Warrant
District Court Criminal Model Jury Instructions
Sentencing Guidelines
Massachusetts Guide to Evidence