Massachusetts Superior Court Rule 9:
Motions and Interlocutory Matters
All civil motions shall be governed, where applicable, by Superior Court Rules 9A through 9E.
Any criminal motion must be in writing and filed before being placed upon a list for hearing, unless otherwise ordered by the court, or otherwise provided for under Superior Court Rule 61.
In criminal cases the court need not hear any motion, or opposition thereto, grounded on facts, unless the facts are verified by affidavit. No motion to suppress evidence, other than evidence seized during a warrantless search, and no motion to dismiss may be filed unless accompanied by a memorandum of law, except when otherwise ordered by the court.
As amended May 6, 1978, effective June 5, 1978; June 26, 1980, effective September 1, 1980; March 1, 1985; July 18, 1989, effective October 2, 1989 and October 6, 2004, effective November 1, 2004