Please be advised that effective immediately, the Holyoke District Court will ensure that District/Municipal Courts Rule 4(c) be followed. This rule provides in relevant part:
“Prior to submission to the court of a tender of plea or admission or a request for other disposition, and if the proposed dispositional terms involve any probationary terms or conditions, the parties shall consult with the probation department, so as to enable the probation department to be heard as may be required by the court at the time the court considers the tendered plea or admission.”
Prior to the submission of a plea that involves probationary terms or conditions, please make sure that in advance they have had an opportunity to be consulted. The Court will not accept tender of pleas that have not consulted with the Probation Department.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.