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What Happens at a Clerk's Magistrate Hearing in Massachusetts?

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Despite what you see on TV, not all criminal cases begin with an offender being put in handcuffs and taken away in a police car. In many misdemeanor cases, an offender may be given the notice to appear for a clerk magistrate hearing rather than being placed under arrest. The order may place certain restrictions on your movements, but you can still live at home and go about your normal life until your hearing date.

During this time, it’s vital that you prepare for your appearance at the clerk mag istrate hearing. If you don’t do everything you can to protect your rights, you could be arrested and formally charged with a crime at the conclusion of the hearing.

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