Massachusetts Criminal Laws
Massachusetts criminal statutes identify a wide range of illegal conduct that is made punishable by sanctions like imprisonment and fines. While many of its criminal laws and sanctions are similar to those of other states, the Commonwealth is unique in a number of ways. For instance, in 2012 63% of Massachusetts voters approved authorization of medical marijuana possession under certain circumstances. The links below provide state-specific laws on a wide range of crimes, including assault, theft, DUI, and drug crimes, penalty ranges, additional resources and how to hire a criminal defense attorney.