What's New

11/25/18: The discussion in Procedure 1 regarding the prosecutor's obligation to produce exculpatory evidence in a timely fashion has been revised to reflect the Supreme Judicial Court's powerful October 11, 2018 decision attempting to right the Amherst drug testing lab scandal, Committee for Public Counsel Services v. Attorney General.

9/7/18: The 38th Edition of the Guide is now online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through August 31, 2018.

5/27/18: Massachusetts Prosecutors' Guide Online has been updated to reflect amendments made by the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2018, signed by Governor Baker on April 13, 2018. This Act made significant changes in the areas of bail rules, solicitation of crimes, drug offense penalties (including those for school zone violations), operating under the influence penalties, motor vehicle homicide, witness intimidation, battery on police officers, thresholds for felony larceny and receiving stolen property, malicious mischief, and many more.

3/28/18: The Mid-Year Update to the 37th Edition of the Guide is now online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through March of 2018.

9/8/17: The 37th Edition of the Guide is now online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through September 2, 2017.

3/30/17: The Mid-Year Update to the 36th Edition of the Guide is now online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through March 28, 2017.

11/18/16: System Maintenance Update: If you're reading this, our server migration was successful. Welcome to our new server. Please contact us at support@massprosecutorsguide.com if you see anything amiss.

9/3/16: The 36th Edition of the Guide is now online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through September 1, 2016.

3/29/16: The Mid-Year Update to the 35th Edition of the Guide is now online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through March 31, 2016.

9/16/15: The 35th Edition of the Guide is now online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through September 1, 2015.

4/4/15: The Mid-Year Update to the 34th Edition of the Guide is now online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through March 31, 2015.

9/16/14: The 34th Edition of the Guide is now online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through August 31, 2014.

5/16/14: Update re maintenance: Our provider canceled the planned maintenance this morning. The work is expected to be rescheduled in the near future.

5/13/14: Our hosting provider has informed us that they will need to do some significant system maintenance from Midnight through 4:00 AM EDT on May 16, 2014. For all or part of that period, the Massachusetts Prosecutor's Guide Online will be unavailable. As soon as the maintenance is complete, we will have the Guide up and running again promptly. This maintenance is for the purpose of refreshing and consolidating equipment and will not be a regular occurrence. We hope that this brief but necessary outage will not inconvenience you.

4/11/14: A mid-year update to the 33rd Edition of the Guide is now online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through April 1, 2014.

12/9/13: The Massachusetts Prosecutor's Guide Online is pleased to welcome Northeastern University Law School as a new subscriber.

9/7/13: The 33rd Edition of the Guide is now available online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through August of 2018.

5/28/13: The chapter on Drug Crimes has been updated in the treatment of recent statutory changes.

5/3/13: Thanks to the Trial Court Law Libraries, the Massachusetts decisions cited in the Guide are now hyperlinked to the Libraries' database of court decisions at masscases.com. Each hyperlink will open in its own window or tab so that our users may view the text of the decision and the chapter discussing it without having to jump back and forth in their browsing history.

4/21/13: A mid-year update to the 32nd Edition of the Guide is now online. This update incorporates significant developments in Massachusetts criminal law through the first week of April 2013.

11/10/12: The latest update to the chapter on Drug Offenses incorporates the reductions in mandatory minimum drug crimes sentences that took effect on August 2, 2012.

10/30/12: The chapter on Drug Offenses has been updated to reflect recent changes to the drug-free school zone law.


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