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What is a Guilty Filed in Massachusetts?

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A “guilty filed” is when the Court finds you guilty but does not impose the sentence immediately. Instead, the Court holds off on imposing the sentence for a period of time. If you are not charged with any new offenses during that time, the Court will not impose the sentence.

A “guilty filed” disposition counts as a conviction on your record, even though there is no sentence imposed.


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