Massachusetts Criminal Procedure Rule 1: Title; Scope
(Applicable to cases initiated after September 7, 2004)
(a) Title. These rules may be known and cited as the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure. (Mass.R.Crim.P.)
(b) Scope. These rules govern the procedure in all criminal proceedings in the District Court, in all criminal proceedings in the Superior Court, in all delinquency and youthful offender proceedings in the Juvenile Court, District Court and Superior Court consistent with the General Laws, and in proceedings for post-conviction relief.