Courthouse Closures

Massachusetts courthouses will be closed to the general public until at least May 4, 2020, except for emergencies. Emergencies must be determined and approved by the presiding judge and Chief Justice of the applicable Trial Court department. If you have a court date scheduled during the month of April, it will be rescheduled to a…

Motor Vehicle Traffic Stops

Tips if you are ever pulled over by law enforcement while operating a motor vehicle: Put on your signal immediately, and pull over in a place that is safe for you and the officer; If it’s nighttime, turn on your overhead light; Lower all of your windows all of the way; Keep your hands visible…

#dontpostit

Common Sense for Social Media The internet lives forever and what you post also lives on and can come back to haunt you, particularly if you are engaged in a court case of any sort. In the first instance, it is important to remember that anything you post on social media is most likely admissible…