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Massachusetts Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook - 2019 Edition


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9781641304238

CURRENT EDITION

2019

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Expert Legal Editor

Estimated Next Edition Date

May 30, 2020

Last Release Date

May 29, 2019

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Nearly 70 statutes were amended in the latest legislative session. Highlights of changes to the law include:

  • Raises the age to buy tobacco and e-cigarette products from 18 to 21 as of December 31, 2018
  • Establishes a privilege for communications by first responders who seek crisis intervention services from peers after witnessing a traumatic event. [Adds Ch. 233, §20O]
  • Establishes the extreme risk protection order process allowing relatives and household members to ask a judge to suspend a gun license of a person believed to be a danger
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Massachusetts Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook contains the complete Part IV - Crimes, Punishments, and Proceedings in Criminal Cases of the General Laws of Massachusetts, as well as other pertinent sections relating to the Criminal Law, plus the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure and Special Rules of the District Courts. It also presents the statutes, rules, and regulations relating to Motor Vehicle and Traffic Laws in Massachusetts. Includes miscellaneous chapter sections of the Code of Massachusetts' Regulations (CMR) relating to Motor Vehicles.

The following are just a few of the important reforms that impact more than 75 statutes in this publication:  

  • Raised from 7 to 12 the minimum age a child can be held criminally responsible and tried in juvenile court.
  • Eliminated mandatory minimums for certain low-level drug offenses.
  • Increased penalties for traffickers of synthetic opioids, fentanyl and carfentanil.
  • Instituted mandatory minimum for assault and battery on a police officer for serious bodily injury.
  • Increased protections for witnesses and their families.
  • Linked state drug classifications to emergency federal drug scheduling.
  • Strengthened procedural protections before a person is held in custody for failure to pay a fine.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Sections Affected

Highlights of this Legislative Session

Legal Guidelines

 

 

PART I: ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT

 

TITLE II: EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH

 

Chapter

 

6. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Council, Certain Officers under the Governor and Council, and State Library (Selected Sections)

 

16. Department of Highways (Selected Sections)

 

21C. Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Management Act (Selected Section)

 

22C. The Department of State Police

 

22E. State DNA Database (Selected Sections)

 

23K. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission

 

26. Department of Banking and Insurance (Selected Sections)

 

 

 

TITLE III: LAWS RELATING TO STATE OFFICERS

 

TITLE VI: COUNTIES AND COUNTY OFFICERS

 

TITLE VII: CITIES, TOWNS AND DISTRICTS

 

TITLE IX: TAXATION

 

TITLE XII: EDUCATION

 

TITLE XIV: PUBLIC WAYS AND WORKS

 

Chapter

 

85. Regulations and By-laws Relative to Ways and Bridges

 

89. Law of the Road

 

90. Motor Vehicles and Aircraft (Selected Sections)

 

90A. The Highway Safety Act

 

90B. Motorboats, Other Vessels and Recreational Vehicles

 

90C. Procedure for Motor Vehicle Offenses

 

90D. Motor Vehicle Certificates of Title

 

90E. Bikeways

 

90F. Uniform Operation of Commercial Motor Vehicles Act

 

91. Waterways (Selected Sections)

 

 

TITLE XV: REGULATION OF TRADE

 

TITLE XVI: PUBLIC HEALTH

 

TITLE XVII: PUBLIC WELFARE

 

119. Protection and Care of Children, and Proceedings Against Them (Selected Sections)

 

123. Mental Health

 

 

TITLE XVIII: PRISONS, IMPRISONMENT, PAROLES AND PARDONS

 

TITLE XIX: AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION

 

TITLE XX: PUBLIC SAFETY AND GOOD ORDER

 

136. Observance of a Common Day of Rest and Legal Holidays

 

138. Alcoholic Liquors (Selected Sections)

 

140. Licenses (Selected Sections)

 

147. State and Other Police, and Certain Powers and Duties of the Department of Public Safety

 

148. Fire Prevention (Selected Sections)

 

 

 

TITLE XXI: LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

 

PART II: REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS

 

TITLE III: DOMESTIC RELATIONS

 

209A. Abuse Prevention

 

 

PART III: COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES

 

TITLE I: COURTS AND JUDICIAL OFFICERS

 

TITLE II: ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS THEREIN

 

TITLE IV: CERTAIN WRITS AND PROCEEDINGS IN SPECIAL CASES

 

255. Mortgages, Conditional Sales and Pledges of Personal Property, and Liens Thereon (Selected Sections)

 

255B. Retail Instalment Sales of Motor Vehicles (Selected Section)

 

258B. Rights of Victims and Witnesses of Crime

 

258C. Compensation of Victims of Violent Crimes

 

258D. Compensation for Certain Erroneous Felony Convictions

 

258E. Harassment Prevention Orders

 

 

TITLE V: STATUTES OF FRAUDS AND LIMITATIONS

 

TITLE VI: COSTS AND FEES

 

PART IV: CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES

 

TITLE I: CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS

 

Chapter

 

263. Rights of Persons Accused of Crime

 

263A. Witness Protection in Criminal Matters

 

264. Crimes Against Governments

 

265. Crimes Against the Person

 

266. Crimes Against Property

 

267. Forgery and Crimes Against the Currency

 

267A. Money Laundering

 

268. Crimes Against Public Justice

 

268A. Conduct of Public Officials and Employees

 

268B. Financial Disclosure by Certain Public Officials and Employees

 

269. Crimes Against Public Peace

 

270. Crimes Against Public Health

 

271. Crimes Against Public Policy

 

271A. Enterprise Crime

 

272. Crimes Against Chastity, Morality, Decency and Good Order

 

273. Desertion, Non-support and Illegitimacy

 

273A. (Repealed.)

 

274. Felonies, Accessories and Attempts to Commit Crimes

 

 

 

TITLE II: PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES

 

275. Proceedings to Prevent Crimes

 

276. Search Warrants, Rewards, Fugitives from Justice, Arrest, Examination, Commitment and Bail Probation Officers and Board of Probation

 

276A. District Court Pretrial Diversion of Selected Offenders

 

277. Indictments and Proceedings Before Trial

 

277A. (Repealed.)

 

277B. Statewide Grand Jury

 

278. Trials and Proceedings Before Judgment

 

278A. Post-Conviction Access to Forensic and Scientific Analysis

 

279. Judgment and Execution

 

280. Fines and Forfeitures

 

 

 

TITLE IX: INTERSTATE COMPACTS AND AGREEMENTS

 

S115. Interstate Compact as to Detainers Outstanding Against Prisoners Based on Untried Indictments, Information or Complaint

 

 

COURT RULES

 

Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure

District Courts of Massachusetts and the Municipal Court of the City of Boston

Special Rules of the District Courts of Massachusetts, Rule 211

Special Rules for the Boston Municipal Court Department Sitting for Criminal Business

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT RULES

 

CODE OF MASSACHUSETTS REGULATIONS

 

105 CMR: Department of Public Health

 

725.00. Implementation of an Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana

501 CMR: Executive Office of Public Safety

 

2.00. Safe Roads

 

540 CMR: Registry of Motor Vehicles

 

2.00. Motor Vehicle Regulations

 

3.00. Motorcycle Noise Abatement

 

4.00. Annual Safety and Combined Safety and Emissions Inspection of All Motor Vehicles, Trailers, Semi-Trailers and Converter Dollies

 

6.00. Alteration of Motor Vehicle Height

 

7.00. Minimum Standards for Construction and Equipment of School Buses

 

8.00. School Bus Driver Training Programs and School Bus Driving Instructors

 

9.00. Conduct of Hearings Within the Registry of Motor Vehicles

 

11.00. License Suspensions and Hearings Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 90, § 24(1)(f) and (g)

 

12.00. Inspection of Restored Salvage Motor Vehicles

 

13.00. International Registration Plan Implementation Regulations

 

14.00. Motor Carrier Safety and Hazardous Material Transportation

 

15.00. Specifications for Vehicle Manufacturer's Certificates of Origin

 

16.00. Minimum Specifications for Repair Facilities of a Class 2 Used Motor Vehicle Dealers to Make Repairs Under Warranty

 

17.00. Issuance of Disability Plates and Placards

 

18.00. Minimum Standards for the Issuance and Use of General Registrations and General Registration Number Plates Issued Under the Provisions of M.G.L. c. 90, § 5

 

19.00. Removal of Certificate of Inspection by Licensed Auto Damage Appraisers

 

20.00. Suspension of a Person's License and Right to Operate a Motor Vehicle as a Result of the Conviction of a Violation of a Controlled Substance Act

 

21.00. Semiannual Safety Inspection of School Pupil Transport Vehicles

 

22.00. Miscellaneous Motor Vehicle and Trailer Equipment and Operations Requirements

 

23.00. Licensing, Certification and Operating Requirements for Professional Driving School Instructors; Professional Driving Schools; Public School Driver Education Instructors; Public School Driver Education Programs; Driver Skills Development Program Instructors; and Driver Skills Development Programs

 

24.00. Medical Qualifications for Operators of Motor Vehicles

 

25.00. Certification, Installation, Use and Maintenance of Ignition Interlock Devices

 

26.00. Plow and Hitching Mechanisms; Compliance

 

27.00. Regulation of Motor Vehicle Idling on School Grounds

 

 

700 CMR: Massachusetts Department of Transportation

 

720 CMR: Department of Highways

 

Index