Massachusetts Criminal Trial
What is a criminal trial in Massachusetts, and how does it work?
A Massachusetts criminal trial takes place in district or superior court, and is conducted in front of 6 or 12 jurors in the case of a jury trial, or a judge in the case of a bench trial. The District Attorney presents any alleged evidence to the jury. It can be physical evidence, or witness testimony. In a criminal trial, the arresting police officer is often the key witness.
The defense lawyer also can present evidence, and challenge the prosecutor’s evidence and witnesses during cross examination.
At the conclusion of the trial, you will be found either not guilty, or be found guilty and face sentencing.
If you are charged with a criminal offense in Massachusetts, call me today to discuss your case.