April 27, 2018
There’s a big national effort to reform the criminal justice system across the country, and Massachusetts has now put it into action action by passing the biggest overhaul to our criminal code in decades.
Among the reforms included in the combined House and Senate bills are:
The Boston Bar Association has been a long-time and proud advocate of many of the changes encompassed in this landmark legislation. Our report entitled “No Time to Wait: Recommendations for a Fair and Effective Criminal Justice System” laid forth our proposals for where we felt improvements were most needed, and we were thrilled that many of those ideas were incorporated into the law, thanks in large part to the ongoing advocacy from our members, the public, and our Government Relations Team Michael Avitzur and Alexa Daniels.
If you have questions about how these reforms might affect you, or need representation in court, call the Boston Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service at 617-742-0625 or fill out our online form here to be connected with an area attorney who specializes in criminal law. Get the professional and expert advice that you deserve.