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Public Safety Legislation
There are four District Courts in Plymouth County.
They are located in Brockton, Hingham, Plymouth, and Wareham.
A case begins in the District Court when a criminal complaint is issued by the Clerk Magistrate.
The District Attorney´s Office prosecutes most of the cases that are brought in the District Court.
Trials in the District court can be before a judge or a six person jury.
A defendant is entitled to a jury trial but can decide to waive the jury and have a judge decide the case.
After a conviction, a District Court judge can sentence up to two and one half years in the House of Correction on any single offense.