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Put a Harvard-Educated Former State and Federal Prosecutor with Over 5 Decades of Experience in Your Corner.

Award-Winning Lawyers with Unmatched Experience 

The Go-To Defense Firm for White Collar Crimes, Federal Crimes, & Serious State Felony Charges
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    In LA courtroom with client Clark Rockefeller.

  • Fox 25: Mistrial in Cahill Case

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    Brad as frequent FOX25 legal analyst.

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    Brad Bailey featured on CNN.

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Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer

Trial-Tested & Nationally Recognized Defense Team

Criminal charges have the power to derail the life you worked so hard building, as they can result in substantial prison time, high monetary fines, offender registration in some cases, and a life-long criminal record. As a result, you may suffer significant barriers to obtaining employment, housing, loans, licensure, and higher education, which is why you must not take your accusations lightly. Unfortunately, believing that you are innocent is simply not enough in our criminal justice system. You must prove your innocence. However, you can’t do it alone.

To maximize your chances of resolving your criminal charges, you should put a seasoned Boston criminal defense lawyer on your side. Your freedom and future depend on it.

Thus, if you have been charged with a federal, white collar, or serious state crime, turn to our Boston criminal defense lawyer for the trial-tested, nationally-recognized defense you deserve. Attorney Brad Bailey is a former prosecutor and County Sheriff who understands how both sides of the criminal justice system work, allowing him to establish a track record for building winning case strategies and earning favorable outcomes as a result. With over 5 decades of legal experience, you can entrust your case in the hands of our powerhouse criminal defense attorney and quickly learn why Brad Bailey Law is right for you.

We handle cases including, but not limited to:

Whether the police respond to an alleged crime or there is a warrant out for your arrest, getting arrested is an emotionally overwhelming and traumatic experience, especially if it is the first time. Remember, you have the right to remain silent and anything you say can be used against you in court. You also have the right to have an attorney—either your own or one appointed by the court—be present while being questioned by police officers.

After an arrest, the legal process consists of the following steps:

  1. Booking – Once you are arrested by police, you will be taken into custody, where you will be asked for basic information (e.g., birthdate, address, etc.), fingerprinted, and photographed. Officers will also confiscate and secure any personal property or money that you have on your person for inventory. After you are booked, prosecutors will determine what charges should be filed, if any, generally within 48 or 72 hours.

  1. Arraignment – You will face a judge of a lower court or magistrate and your charge(s), and associated penalties, are read and you are advised of your right to a trial and counsel. You will also be asked to enter a plea (e.g., not guilty, guilty, or no contest). If you retain private legal representation or appointed legal counsel by the court, a plea of not guilty is entered and a trial date is set. However, if you have been charged with a felony, you do not enter a plea. Rather, a preliminary hearing will be scheduled, whereby a judge or magistrates must determine if there is probable cause or sufficient evidence to believe that you have committed the alleged offense.

  1. Bail – Bail is the amount of money you must post to be released from custody until your trial. The purpose of bail is to ensure you appear for trial and all pre-trial hearings. Once the trial is over, bail is returned.

  1. Plea bargaining – The truth is many criminal cases are resolved outside of court through plea bargaining, when the prosecution and the defense negotiate a plea agreement in which you would plead guilty to a lesser charge or only one of several charges. You could also plead guilty and receive a lenient sentence.

  1. Trial – If pleading guilty or plea bargaining is not in your best interest, then the case will proceed to trial by jury. Both sides present their opening arguments, then the State will present evidence a have witnesses testify, which will be cross-examined by the defense. Afterward, the defense calls witnesses and presents evidence, then the State will cross-examine. Lastly, both sides will provide a closing argument. The jury will deliberate and reach a verdict. If the jury reaches a “guilty” verdict, the judge will decide the sentence. If the decision is “not guilty,” you can go home.

Few things are more important than your peace of mind. That’s why you can count on us to go the distance to help you come out on top. To get started, contact us at (617) 500-0252!

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  • Super Laywers 10 Year - Brad Bailey
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Not Guilty Verdicts & Dismissals in Cases Across America

  • Murder 1, Jury Trial Not Guilty
  • Federal Jury Trial - Obstructing Official Proceeding; Destruction of Records Not Guilty
  • Arson Occupied Dwelling/Bomb Federal Jury Trial Not Guilty
  • Aggravated (gang) Rape, Jury trial Not Guilty
  • Child Rape, Jury Trial Not Guilty
  • Perjury, Obstructing Justice, Federal Jury Trial Not Guilty
  • Forcible Rape, Jury Trial Not Guilty
  • Trafficking in Cocaine, Jury Trial Not Guilty
  • Rape Appeal, Supreme Judicial Court VERDICT REVERSED, INDICTMENT DISMISSED
  • Aggravated Felonious Sex Assault, New Trial Motion GRANTED, INDICTMENT DISMISSED
  • Murder 1, Jury Trial HUNG JURY
  • Murder 1 , New Trial Motion Granted
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The Right Choice for Your Case

Read How We Helped People in Your Shoes
    Hiring Brad was the smartest decision we could have made for our son.

    “We cannot recommend Brad Bailey more highly to anyone facing criminal charges in any court at any level.”

    - Anonymous
    We won and my entire case was a success thanks to Brad.

    “Brad Bailey is one of the best attorneys I've had. He's easy to talk to and listens. Gives great advice and is ready to do work hard for a positive outcome.”

    - Krysten O'Donnell
    When you want the very best service, the very best law intelligence, the very best outcome, I would look for Brad Bailey.

    “This is one smart and hard-working attorney. He is attentive and he was ready to fight any angle the prosecutors could come up with. His experience in the legal forum is significant and it shows.”

    - Canda Share
    Would hire him again!

    “Would hire him again! Really listened to our situation to help us the best he could.”

    - Gina Itor
    Exceptional representation!

    “It was great having such a knowledgeable and experienced counselor on my side. Understands the working of the system and puts that to good use for you. I highly recommend him for any criminal defense.”

    - Bubba Hagood
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  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Super Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers 10 Years
  • Super Lawyers Brad Bailey 5 Years
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Super Lawyers®
  • Top Attorney Award 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Super Lawyers - Brad Bailey
  • Expertise
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Boston 2021
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • NTL 40 Under 40
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Why Choose Brad Bailey?

Nationally Known Defense Lawyer

When clients face dire consequences for a criminal charge, Brad makes his unparalleled state and federal courtroom experience count. As a state prosecutor, Brad handled armed robbery, cocaine trafficking, murder, and other serious felony cases. As a federal prosecutor, Brad never lost a trial, whether it involved organized crime or an international drug conspiracy. He earned the office’s highest ranking of “Outstanding Prosecutor”. Now he uses this insider knowledge to defend clients, earning a perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating as a Massachusetts criminal lawyer due to his professionalism, sterling reputation, and proven track record of not guilty verdicts. In addition to Brad's legal accomplishments, he has a remarkable academic background, educated at Harvard and UVA School of Law, which enables him to truly be able to think outside of the box.

He understand that it’s not just a client’s reputation on the line, but also their freedom, financial and property interests, and their family’s well being and support. He never fails to provide each client with the high-caliber, powerhouse advocacy they need and deserve.

Contact our Boston criminal defense attorney for a free consultation.

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"We put our clients first and foremost, providing clients with the creative, out-of-the-box strategies they need to challenge tough criminal charges. We understand your freedom and future depend on your case. We always strive for the best results possible, and we don’t rest until we achieve them. Discover how one of the nation’s top criminal lawyers can defend you." - Brad Bailey