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  • PART IV CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
  • TITLE II PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
  • CHAPTER 278 TRIALS AND PROCEEDINGS BEFORE JUDGMENT

Section 1 - Trial list of criminal cases, adding cases to list

Section 2 - Trial of issues of fact

Section 2A, 3 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 43

Section 4 - Oaths of jurors

Section 5 - Affirmation of jurors

Section 6 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 43

Section 6A - Testimony concerning ownership in cases involving motor vehicle theft or fraudulent claims; preservation of testimony

Section 7 - Burden to prove license or admission to practice as attorney at law

Section 8 - Justification in libel cases

Section 8A - Killing or injuring a person unlawfully in a dwelling; defense

Section 9 - Proof of ownership of property

Section 10 - Night time; definition

Section 11 - Directed verdict; setting aside verdict, new trial or finding of guilty of included offense

Section 11A - Habitual criminals; separate trial on issue of prior conviction

Section 12 - Acquittal of part of crime and conviction of residue

Section 13 - Repealed, 1970, 888, Sec. 8

Section 14 - Liability for fees of person acquitted

Section 15 - Discontinuance of prosecution under by-laws, ordinances, etc.

Section 16 - Assignment of counsel for inmates of institutions for reformation of juvenile offenders

Section 16A - Exclusion of public from trial for sex offenses involving minors under age of eighteen

Section 16B - Exclusion of public from trial of criminal proceeding involving husband and wife

Section 16C - Exclusion of public from trial involving crime of incest or rape

Section 16D - Child witness testimony; videotaping or transmission by simultaneous electronic means in certain cases

Section 16E - Repealed, 1994, 352, Sec. 2

Section 16F - Expedited trials of sex crimes involving minor children as victims or witnesses; continuance; impact statement

Section 17 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 43B

Section 18 - Pleas of not guilty, guilty or nolo contendere; requests for specific disposition; pretrial motions

Section 18A - Repealed, 1978, 478, Sec. 303

Section 19, 20 - Repealed, 1992, 379, Sec. 194

Section 21 - Repealed, 1955, 131, Sec. 10

Section 22 - Repealed, 1992, 379, Sec. 194

Section 23 - Certain acts or omissions by defendant not admissible against him in criminal trial

Section 24 to 26 - Repealed, 1992, 379, Sec. 196

Section 27 - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 43B

Section 28 - Appeal to supreme judicial court

Section 28A - Appellate division of superior court for review of sentences

Section 28B - Right of appeal to appellate division; time limit; stay of execution of sentence; jurisdiction; review of judgment, etc.; disposition

Section 28C - Amendment of judgment; resentencing or other disposition

Section 28D - Repealed, 2007, 61, Sec. 31

Section 28D1/2 - Salary of clerk of appellate division

Section 28E - Appeals by commonwealth

Section 29, 29A - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 46

Section 29B - Withdrawal of uncounseled guilty plea

Section 29C - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 48

Section 29D - Conviction upon plea of guilty, nolo contendere or an admission to sufficient facts; motion to vacate

Section 30 to 31C - Repealed, 1979, 344, Sec. 48

Section 32 to 33D - Repealed, 1979, 346, Sec. 1

Section 33E - Capital cases; review by supreme judicial court

Section 33F to 33H - Repealed, 1979, 346, Sec. 3

Section 34 - Motions in arrest of judgment

Section 35 - Trial of male and female prisoners