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  • PART IV CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
  • TITLE II PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
  • CHAPTER 277 INDICTMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS BEFORE TRIAL

Section 1 - Issuance of writs of venire facias for grand jurors; attendance at sittings of court

Section 1A - Completion of investigations by grand juries; notice; order

Section 2 - Suffolk county; issuance of writs of venire facias for grand jurors

Section 2A - Issuance of writs of venire facias for special grand jury

Section 2B - Middlesex county; issuance of letters of venire for grand jurors

Section 2C - Hampden county; issuance of writs of venire facias for grand jurors

Section 2D - Plymouth county; issuance of writs of venire facias for grand jurors

Section 2E - Worcester county; issuance of writs of venire facias for grand jurors

Section 2F - Norfolk county; issuance of writs of venire facias for grand jurors

Section 2G - Essex county; issuance of writs of venire facias for grand jurors

Section 2H - Bristol county; issuance of writs of venire facias for grand jurors

Section 3 - Drawing and summoning of grand jurors

Section 3A - Suffolk county; impanelling grand jurors

Section 4 - Deficiency of grand jurors

Section 5 - Impanelling and oath

Section 6 - Affirmation in lieu of oath

Section 7 to 10 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 33

Section 11 - Re-summoning at same sitting

Section 12, 13 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 33

Section 14 - Grand juror serving as traverse juror

Section 14A - Right to counsel; grand jury proceedings

Section 15 - Discharge of accused person not indicted

Section 16 - Repealed, 1970, 888, Sec. 7

Section 17 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 33

Section 18 - Circumstances of the act

Section 19 - Name of accused person; description by fictitious name; entry of true name

Section 20 - Time and place of commission of crime

Section 21 - Means

Section 22 - Description of written instrument; variance

Section 23 - Description of money

Section 24 - Description of value or price

Section 25 - Description of ownership

Section 26 - Description of public place

Section 27 - Description of animal

Section 28 - Description of judicial proceedings

Section 29 - Criminal responsibility

Section 30 - Intent to injure or defraud; general allegation

Section 31 - Alternative allegations

Section 32 - Continuing offenses

Section 33 - Unnecessary and immaterial allegations

Section 34 - Immaterial defects

Section 35 - Variance; prejudice

Section 35A - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 35

Section 36 - Scope of word “oath”

Section 37 - Negativing excuses, exceptions or provisos

Section 38 - Allegations, bill of particulars, presumption and proof in prosecutions involving controlled substances

Section 39 - Construction of words used in indictment

Section 40 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 37

Section 41 - Indictment for criminal dealing with personal property

Section 42 - Prosecutions for buying, receiving or aiding in concealment of stolen property

Section 43 - Indictment for perjury

Section 44 - Indictment for subornation of perjury

Section 45 - Indictment for unnatural and lascivious acts

Section 46 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 37

Section 47 - Arraignment; sentence; assignment of counsel

Section 47A - Defenses or objections

Section 48, 49 - Repealed, 1932, 180, Sec. 44

Section 50 - Repealed, 1936, 161, Sec. 1

Section 51, 52 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 40

Section 53 - District attorneys; authority and duty as to transferred cases

Section 54 - Custody and delivery of prisoner

Section 55 - Compensation of counsel of prisoner

Section 56 - Expenses of counsel of prisoner

Section 57 - Prosecutions of crimes committed near boundary line of counties, etc.; crimes committed on sea

Section 57A - Venue in cases where crime was committed without county or territorial jurisdiction of court

Section 58 - Larceny

Section 58A - Buying, receiving, concealing or aiding in concealment of stolen or embezzled property

Section 58A1/2 - Computer offenses; place of prosecution

Section 58B - Embezzlement or fraudulent conversion or appropriation by fiduciaries

Section 59 - Obtaining money or personal chattel by false pretences

Section 59A - Transmission of false reports, location of explosives, etc.

Section 60 - Homicide if injury is in one county and death in another

Section 61 - Crime committed at sea, etc., resulting in death in county

Section 62 - Crime committed in commonwealth resulting in death outside commonwealth

Section 62A - Violations of chapter 209A; jurisdiction

Section 62B - Stalking; jurisdiction

Section 62C - Venue for prosecution of violations of Sec. 35A of chapter 266

Section 63 - General provisions

Section 64 - Limitation of new indictment against corporation after abatement or defeat of former indictment

Section 65 - Service of copy of indictment for murder on prisoner, etc.

Section 66 - List of jurors to prisoners; process for witnesses

Section 67 - Furnishing person in custody, etc., with copy of indictment

Section 68 - Issuance of subpoenas by attorney general and district attorneys

Section 69 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 42

Section 70 - Recognizance of witnesses

Section 70A - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 42

Section 70B - Placing cases on file; statement of reasons

Section 70C - Civil infractions

Section 71 to 72A - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 42

Section 73 - Compensation for confinement of persons discharged

Section 74 to 77 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 42

Section 78 - Criminal proceedings as no bar to civil action

Section 79 - Application of annexed forms; schedule