Blog Posts in 2017

  • What to Do If You've Been Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault

    In today’s climate, more and more men in positions of power are being accused of sexual assault. While this is unacceptable in any industry or arena, many of these allegations are being thrown out without any definitive proof. In fact, many of the accused are losing jobs, losing their loved ones, and facing a public outcry before they even have a chance to deny or accept these claims. First things ...
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  • Are Criminal Convictions Public Record?

    If you have been convicted of a crime in the United States, this fact is public record. This means the record of your conviction, including the details of the case, are available for anyone who goes to a court clerk’s office and searches for your specific files. The only exception to this general rule is when the judge rules to seal a conviction. This is also known as expungement, which occurs if ...
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  • Attorney Brad Bailey on Coercion Case

    Following a report filed on a State District judge's daughter, a Massachusetts State Trooper was coerced into tampering with the incident report. Now filing a lawsuit, the trooper has been accused of slander and derogatory statements. The clip above features Attorney Brad Bailey and his professional comments on the case.
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  • Will My Child Be Tried in Juvenile Court?

    Experienced Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer in Boston The fact that a child is under 18 years old does not necessarily eliminate the possibility that they could be tried as an adult. In fact, whether they are tried as an adult or in juvenile court depends largely on the severity of the crime they are alleged to have committed. In the state of Massachusetts, there is a “Youthful Offender statute,” ...
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  • 4 Questions to Ask Your Criminal Defense Attorney

    Before you hire someone, you want to make sure they have the skills, knowledge, and drive to help you reach your goals. The same goes with a criminal defense attorney. If you are facing criminal charges, it is important that you seek the help of an experienced, competent criminal defense attorney. The legal process can be complicated and long, so it is crucial that you work with a lawyer who can ...
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  • Can the Police Take My Blood Without a Warrant?

    According to a ruling by the Supreme Court, law enforcement officers may not draw blood without consent or a warrant. However, implied consent laws have since made these laws a bit trickier to navigate. Drivers who are pulled over under suspicion of DUI are subject to implied consent laws, which will result in the legal requirement to provide a blood sample. The Fourth Amendment requires a warrant ...
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  • Protecting Your Rights During a White-Collar Investigation

    White-collar crimes, becoming increasingly more widespread, are financially motivated, nonviolent crimes committed most commonly by business people and government professionals. Protecting your rights during a white-collar investigation starts with enlisting in the help of a Boston criminal defense lawyer you can trust, such as ours at Brad Bailey Law. Once you are backed by legal counsel, care, ...
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  • What Does the Law Say About Sexting?

    Criminal Defense Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts Since most states do not have laws that specifically, uniquely refer to sexting as a crime, sexting charges can be brought under that state’s child pornography and obscenity statutes. In any case, charges of sexting could result in conviction of a sex crime involving a child, which carries serious consequences for all parties involved. If you or ...
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  • Title IX Sexual Assault Policy Roll-Backs

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently made a decision to reject some of the Obama administration’s sexual assault policies on college campuses. While the Obama administration wanted to crack down on sexual violence in federally-funded schools, its policies soon began favoring the rights of the complainants over those accused of sexual offenses. The policies imposed strict guidelines for the ...
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  • What is Probable Cause?

    You have likely heard “probable cause” in reference to a criminal defense investigation, though many people aren’t aware of what the term actually entails. Stemming from the 4 th amendment of the U.S. constitution, probable cause means the law enforcement are required to have a satisfactory reason to arrest someone, conduct a search, or seize property relating to a suspected crime. This prevents ...
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  • What Does Pleading No Contest Mean?

    Pleading no contest is essentially saying you accept the punishment of a crime without admitting any guilt. These pleas are only possible under certain circumstances, and they depend on the facts of your case and the judge’s discretion. While pleading no contest may seem futile if you still have to accept the sentence and penalties, it can actually provide some benefits. Here are two benefits ...
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  • What Is the Difference Between Murder & Manslaughter?

    You may have heard the terms murder and manslaughter used in criminal law settings, and maybe you or someone you know is facing charges under those titles. Knowing the difference between these two terms can help you understand your options when facing charges so you can make informed decisions. Our Boston criminal defense lawyers at Brad Bailey Law have defended hundreds of clients against charges ...
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  • Preparing for First Court Appearance

    Going to court for the first time can be an incredibly overwhelming experience. Judges can be intimidating, and the entire process is confusing if you are unfamiliar with how things usually go. Your chances of obtaining the best outcome increase exponentially when you are prepared for what’s ahead. In order to be on the judge’s good side, you will need to ensure you follow all official and ...
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  • Can I Drive After a DUI Conviction?

    If you have been convicted with a DUI , you may be wondering if you will be able to drive again. The answer to this concern depends on a number of factors specific to your situation, most importantly whether this DUI was your first offense or not. If you are a first time offender, you can expect your license to be suspended for 45-90, but the criminal penalty will be for as long as 1 year. If you ...
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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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