Blog Posts in 2016

  • 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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  • What Is the Difference Between State and Federal Prosecution?

    In the United States, both the states and the federal government have the power to prosecute individuals for criminal offenses, with each having its own separate court system. Determining whether a defendant’s case will be tried in state or federal court largely depends upon the alleged crime committed and its associated jurisdiction, or the rights of the state and federal government to regulate ...
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  • Have You Been Falsely Accused of Statutory Rape?

    One of the worst things that can happen to you is to be accused of a crime you did not commit – especially if it is an alleged sex crime such as statutory rape. In the state of Massachusetts and many other states, statutory rape is the crime of having sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 16, even if they allegedly consented. Accusations of statutory rape can inflict irreparable damage ...
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  • Commonwealth v. Adjutant

    Defending serious criminal charges is never an easy task, but an experienced defense attorney knows the proper tools and resources available to him and can use them to help level a decidedly un-even playing field on behalf of his clients. One such tool for Massachusetts’ criminal defense lawyers is found in the SJC’s 2005 decision Commonwealth v. Adjutant ; see also Com v Pring-Wilson . In a ...
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  • Attorney Brad Bailey Secures Not Guilty Verdicts in Aggravated Rape Case

    Nationally-acclaimed Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Brad Bailey has successfully maintained his perfect, undefeated record defending rape-accusations trials in late September 2016 when a Superior Court Jury in Lawrence, Massachusetts returned “not guilty verdicts” for all counts in Commonwealth v. E.P. The ruling is already catching the attention of headlines as Bailey’s reputation for being a ...
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  • A Successful Week at Brad Bailey Law

    First Success of the Week This week was a good week for clients at Brad Bailey Law PC. First, by taking time to put together a compelling packet for advance DA scrutiny, which included a comprehensive client biography, several dozen letters of support, and delineated reasons why the extraordinary relief we were seeking was merited, the DA not only agreed to dismiss pending charges that carried the ...
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  • Is Sex Offender Registration Always Required?

    Have You Been Convicted of Possessing Child Pornography? Is a person convicted of possessing child pornography under MGL ch 76 s. 29C required to register as a sex offender in Massachusetts? You might be surprised, but the answer is no. Two weeks ago, I was facing this issue with a client who had pled guilty to felony child possession in exchange for a promise from the DA not to indict and to ...
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  • You Need a Real Lawyer for Real Problems

    According to several studies, including one discussed by the New York Post , millennials are much more likely than any other age group to lie to get ahead or get out of a difficult situation. While this questionable morality is a problem in general, it has become a serious issue in the world of criminal defense and litigation, where some new attorneys have started to falsify their credentials, ...
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  • Why You Should Not Cut Costs When Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

    There’s an old marketing trick businesses of all types, models, and sizes like to use called “undercutting”. They will slice down their own prices to match or beat competitors who generally charge more for similar services, all to get more people to come through their door instead. Undercutting is only a trick, though, not a smart business solution; sooner or later, consumers and clients figure ...
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  • Brad Bailey Comments on Leaked Wiretap of Boston Mayor Walsh

    Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is currently in the midst of a controversial investigation that allegedly ties him to illegitimate dealings with Tony Perrone, a union leader and representative of Laborers Local 22. As if that was not troublesome enough for Walsh and Perrone, wiretap evidence collected in 2012, which apparently includes conversations between the two of them, was recently leaked to the ...
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