Video-Conferencing for Criminal Cases

Brockton District Court will begin video-conferencing for criminal cases on Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.. Video conferences will take place in Courtroom 10. There is a dedicated phone line in the conference room outside Courtroom 10 for confidential client communications.

On September 9th, 2016, we will be addressing defendants requests for speedy trials.

Beginning October 2016 the following cases will presumptively be scheduled for pretrial by video-conference:

Speedy trial requests first appearance date and all other dates unless there is a request for an appearance

Probable cause hearings (first date)

Custody pre-trials (first date) unless there is a request 48 hours prior for an appearance. The mittimus will be amended at arraignment to reflect video conference.

Discovery motions and compliance dates will be presumptively video conference dates unless there is a request 48 hours prior for an appearance of defendants

At this time we are scheduling Video conferences for Fridays at 11:00 a.m. and, if needed, Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.. These dates may need to change subject to both the needs of the Court and the jails. The following dates have been set aside as video conference dates:

September 9th

September 23rd

October 5th

October 13th

October 21st

October 26th; and

October 28th.