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Fitzgerald v. District Court Department of the Trial Court (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-044-15)

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SJC-11648

STEVEN FITZGERALD  vs.  DISTRICT COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT.[1]

March 13, 2015

Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts.  Practice, Criminal, Plea.

Steven Fitzgerald appeals from a judgment of a single justice of this court denying his petition for relief under G. L. c. 211, § 3.  Because we agree with the single justice that Fitzgerald is not entitled to extraordinary relief under G. L. c. 211, § 3, we affirm.

Fitzgerald pleaded guilty to certain criminal offenses in the District Court in 2013.  In his petition before the single justice, he argued that he was forcibly medicated when he tendered his pleas.  He also complained that he has not been able to obtain a copy of the court file of the earlier, related proceedings conducted under G. L. c. 123, §§ 8B and 16 (b), which resulted in orders that he be involuntarily committed and treated with antipsychotic medications. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 13, 2015 at 6:12 pm

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