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  • Can the Police Search My Home Without a Warrant?

    We’ve all seen those crime shows where the police storm into a home and start making aggressive arrests, or when outraged residents declare that the officers may not enter without a warrant, sufficiently turning police away. Are either scenarios lawful? What aspects of these exemplary scenes are accurate, if any, and what does the law have to say about searching a person’s home? According to the ...
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  • What's the Difference Between Assault & Battery?

    You may often hear the terms assault and battery used together, but they are, in fact, separate charges. Assault is generally defined as the threat of violence, while battery is the act of violence itself. If you are facing either assault or battery charges, or both, one of the best things you can do to help your case is to understand what you’re up against. That’s why we, at Brad Bailey Law, have ...
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  • The Cost of Sex Crimes

    Facing conviction for a sex crime is beyond serious. You may face prison sentences ranging from ten years to life in prison. Once you’re free, you’ll continue to face consequences such as registration as a sex offender, restrictions on where you can live, work, worship, or even visit, and the stigma of being convicted. When it comes to sex crimes, the punishments are often grossly disproportionate ...
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  • William Camuti Trial Begins

    Our founding attorney, Brad Bailey, is currently defending a man named William Camuti, who has been accused of poisoning a man named Stephen Rakes. Mr. Rakes was seen leaving James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial in Boston. He drove to a McDonald’s in Waltham, where Mr. Camuti is accused of serving him iced coffee laced with a lethal dose of cyanide. According to the prosecution, Mr. Camuti poisoned his ...
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  • The Stages of a Typical Criminal Case

    There are no two criminal defense cases that will be exactly the same due to all the evidence and circumstances involved. However, most criminal cases will develop along the same line of progression. Gaining an understanding of these stages can potentially give you an advantage in a criminal defense case of your own, as you will at least know what to expect next and how to react. An average ...
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  • Why Prosecutors Find It Difficult to Prosecute Date Rape Cases

    Being accused of committing a date rape offense can have devastating consequences to an individual’s liberty, reputation, education, and employment opportunities. These crimes are always highly publicized, making the defendant appear guilty before ever stepping foot in the courtroom. However, prosecutors are reluctant to take cases that appear to be un-winnable. The following are five reasons why ...
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  • Attorney Brad Bailey Weighs in on 'Baby Bella' Plea Update

    Headlines were made when the mother of 'Baby Bella' recently changed her plea to guilty in exchange for her sentence to be reduced to time served. Attorney Brad Bailey weighs in on Fox 25 to explain why this move did not come as a surprise:
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  • Avoid Being Falsely Accused of Rape in College

    The college years are an exciting time in the life of young men and women. Without parents to watch your every move, you have the freedom to make new friends, go to parties, and stay up as late as you want. However, with all of that new freedom and new people, new problems are bound to occur. Spend one night with the wrong person and you could be falsely accused of rape and face a lifetime of ...
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  • Alexa, tell me about the 4th Amendment...

    Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa… these are just a few of the digital personal assistants that are increasingly being integrated into our daily lives through our ever increasing internet connected personal devices, homes, and vehicles. Alexa, in particular, is the personification of Amazon’s AI/digital assistant embedded within its Amazon Fire tablets, Fire TV, Echo, Tap, and Dot, this last being one ...
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  • Successfully Overturns Corruption Charges in the District Court

    Yesterday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision vacating the convictions of John O'Brien, Elizabeth Tavares, and William Burke, the former heads of Massachusetts' entire Probation Department. I represented Ms. Tavares during her trial in the District Court, and I am proud to see that justice has finally been done for her. O'Brien and Tavares were convicted of violating the ...
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  • Two Babson College Students Reprieved for Trump Victory Celebration

    With the help of Attorney Brad Bailey of Brad Bailey Law, two Babson College students accused of shouting racial and homophobic slurs, as well as spitting on a passerby, as part of a Donald Trump victory celebration have been exonerated. The decision to grant the men reprieve came after both were summoned to Babson College’s honor board for a lengthy, behind-closed-doors hearing on Friday. It was ...
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  • Sentencing Guidelines in Federal Court

    The sentencing process in federal court is confusing, convoluted, and can, at times, produce truly unjust results. This is due in part to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. The original intent behind the Guidelines was to help achieve more uniform sentencing across the country. Even though the Guidelines are no longer mandatory and have since been deemed advisory by the Supreme Court (meaning a judge ...
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  • Attorney Brad Bailey Featured on Fox25 Three Times for Two Cases

    Fox25 – a Fox News affiliate headquartered in the greater Boston metropolitan area – frequently relies on Attorney Brad Bailey of Brad Bailey law for legal insight and expertise regarding breaking criminal cases. The news group has once again consulted with Brad Bailey for two high-profile, newsworthy cases: the Aaron Hernandez double-murder case and the David Njuguna vehicular manslaughter case. ...
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  • Falsely Accused of Molestation? Defend Your Name & Future

    It may seem completely unfathomable to the average person but there are people out there that have no qualms about falsifying accusations of molestation. Although official numbers have never been determined, there are estimates that accusations of a crime as serious as rape are falsified or exaggerated 10% to 40% of the time. Why would someone want to lie about being molested or sexually ...
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  • Tewksbury Teen Dies After Being Slammed Into Ground at House Party

    A 15-year-old Tewksbury boy has died after allegedly having his head slammed against a concrete floor by an older teen at Halloween party on Friday, October 28 th , 2016 in Lowell, Massachusetts. According to prosecutors, the victim, since identified as 15-year-old Ethan Costello, had been drinking at the party when he bumped into 18-year-old Joseph Zagarella. Witnesses say Zagarella then ...
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