Massachusetts Criminal Law Sourcebook & Citator 2021

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  • Product Number: 2210240B31
  • Publication Date: 12/2/2020
  • Edition: 2021 Edition
  • Copyright: © 2020 MCLE, Inc.
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    A wide body of frequently-needed information organized into one resource. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys will find this popular publication saves valuable time when preparing for a trial or when looking for a quick reference. Enjoy easy access to key elements of particular crimes; what the Commonwealth needs to prove to support its case; distinctions between related crimes; the lesser included offense in a given crime; available defenses; procedural requirements; key evidentiary issues; penalties for particular crimes; and sentencing options.

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    • Update: November 2020

      Dear Subscriber:

      Thank you for subscribing to annual updates to the Massachusetts Criminal Law Sourcebook & Citator . This 2021 revised edition brings together statutes, rules, commentary, and annotations for your fast and efficient reference. The following are just a few of the many updates in the new edition:

      • Part 1, "Selected Statutes," and Part 2, "Crimes, Punishments, and Proceedings in Criminal Cases," contain statutory revisions addressing significant changes to the Commonwealth's criminal laws since the last edition.
      • Part 2 also features updated commentary on search and seizure law—including notes on automatic license plate readers, GPS monitoring, and pole camera surveillance.
      • Part 3, "Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure," addresses changes to Rules 12 and 19 that became effective on September 1, 2020.
      • Part 4, "Rules of the Superior Court," includes changes to
        • Rule 61A regarding motions for post-conviction relief,
        • Rule 63 regarding court reporters in grand jury proceedings, and
        • Rule 64 regarding appellate division procedure and forms.
      • Part 11, "Alphabetical References to Evidence," includes new entries on sexual orientation and protocol for show-ups.
      • Notes on new cases decided by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court since the last edition are included throughout.

      We at MCLE trust that you will find this new material useful in your practice and in your criminal law library.


      Alexis J. LeBlanc, Esq., MCLE Publications Attorney

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    Selected Statutes

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    Crimes, Punishments, and Proceedings in Criminal Cases

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    Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure

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    Rules of the Superior Court

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    District/Municipal Court Rules of Criminal Procedure

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    Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure and Selected Appeals Court Rules

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    District/Municipal Courts Rules for Probation Violation Proceedings

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    Probation and Probation Revocation Hearings

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    Nina L. Pomponio, Esq., Massachusetts Probation Services
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    Elements and Penalties of Selected Crimes

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    Schedule of Assessments for Civil Motor Vehicle Infractions

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    Alphabetical References to Evidence

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    Tim E. Maguire, Esq., Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
    Helle Sachse, Esq., Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston