Wednesday, May 08, 2013
New Firearm Session in the Springfield District Court
All defendants who are arraigned on criminal complaints issued by the Springfield District Court which contain a charge involving firearms in violation of Massachusetts General Law 269 shall have their cases scheduled for Pre-trial Conference, Motion and Bindover hearings in a dedicated Firearm Session. Suffolk County, Essex County, and Middlesex County also have sessions that deal solely with firearm charges. Suffolk County did a four year report on the effectiveness of the court and found there was an 89% conviction rate and the average prosecuting time of 158 days which is down from 365 days. For information on gun laws, please visit our Massachusetts Law About Guns.
Posted by Hampden Law Library at 7:00 AM