Patrick T. Donovan’s Guides

Patrick T. Donovan

Quincy Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL TRIALS

    Written by attorney Patrick Donovan, almost 2 years ago.

    There are two types of trials in Massachusetts. All defendants are entitled to a jury trial, however they can waive a jury and have a bench trial. BENCH TRIAL IN MASSACHUSETTS A bench trial is a trial without a jury. It is conducted by a Judge. The judge rules on issues of law an...

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  2. Guide to Criminal Dispositions in Massachusetts

    Written by attorney Patrick Donovan, almost 2 years ago.

    Dismissal There are two types of dismissals in Massachusetts dismissals with prejudice and without prejudice. If a case is dismissed with prejudice the case cannot be retried. If a case is dismissed without prejudice the case may be reopened. In some of the more minor cases the ...

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