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  • Releasing Prisoners During COVID-19 Pandemic

    With COVID-19 having now spread to 114 different countries, the World Health Organization ( WHO) having declared a worldwide pandemic, the President having declared a National Emergency, and the death toll rising at an unprecedented rate both domestically and abroad, genuine concerns have been raised about the safety and well-being of pre-trial detainees and post-conviction inmates currently ...
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  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Lawyer While You're Being Investigated

    Anything you do and say early on during the criminal investigation can be the difference between a conviction or freedom. This also applies even before you are formally arrested. As soon as the police start asking questions, whether in person or over the phone, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you prepare an aggressive and strong defense against the charges you ...
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  • Evidence in a Criminal Case

    “One of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system, holding that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. In other words, the prosecution must prove , beyond a reasonable doubt, each essential element of the crime charged,” according to the Legal Information Institute. The key word above is “prove.” Since the state or federal court has to “prove” that a defendant is ...
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  • Massachusetts Hazing Laws

    From college fraternities and sororities to high school sports teams and social clubs, hazing is a traditional part of being accepted as a member of a group. However, this type of practice has often resulted in humiliation, serious injuries, and even death. Hazing is defined as any action or situation that intentionally or recklessly endangers the physical and mental health of a student in order ...
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  • Prescription Drug Fraud in Massachusetts

    Since the price of prescription medication continues to increase, prescription drug fraud has become more common than ever before. While this type of drug crime relates to the abuse and addiction of prescription drugs, many people have committed this offense to either sell the drugs for a profit or obtain medication that cannot otherwise afford. The most common ways individuals commit prescription ...
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  • What is Bail?

    If you’re facing criminal charges for the first time in your life, soon you’re going to learn a lot about the criminal process. Surely, you have lots of questions at this point in time and one of the questions that may come up is, “What is bail exactly?” “Bail is only supposed to be set in cases where the court deems the accused person to be a ‘flight risk,’ meaning they are unlikely to return to ...
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  • Brad Bailey Comments on Ruling in INSYS Case on NPR

    Former federal prosecutor and Boston-based criminal defense lawyer Brad Bailey continues to be a go-to analyst for national news media outlets regarding trends and developments regarding federal criminal law and prosecutions. Last week, he was featured on NPR radio, where he provided follow-up commentary on US District Court Judge Allison Burrough’s recent post-conviction dismissal of controlled ...
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  • Animal Cruelty is Now a Federal Crime

    President Donald Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT Act) on November 25, 2019, making animal cruelty a felony offense under federal law. A conviction of this federal crime can lead to a maximum seven-year prison term and fines. Under the new legislation, a person can be charged with federal animal cruelty for the following acts: Crushing Drowning Burning Impaling ...
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  • Sexual Misconduct & Company Holiday Parties

    To celebrate the holidays and the end of another year for prosperity and productivity, companies throughout Massachusetts and the rest of the United States host parties with fancy dinners and gift exchanges, as well as open bars and late-night dancing. Yet, employers have been scaling back these annual holiday parties in recent years to avoid sexual harassment allegations that lead to criminal ...
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  • 5 Common Holiday Crimes in Boston

    Now that it’s November, the holidays are right around the corner, starting with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year’s Day. While this time of year typically consists of festive gatherings with loved ones, exchanging gifts, and even travel, it also a time when crime rates significantly increase. The following are the five most common crimes that occur during the holiday season in Boston: DUI – ...
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  • Brad Bailey Discusses Varsity Blues Case in NY Daily News

    Attorney Brad Bailey was featured in a New York Daily News article titled, “Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli hit with new bribery charges in college admissions bribery scandal” on October 22, 2019. Although he is not involved in the “Varsity Blues” case, Attorney Bailey is a former federal prosecutor in Massachusetts and understands how the federal grand jury handles complex white-collar crimes ...
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  • Attorney Brad Bailey Named a New England Super Lawyer for 4th Time and 9th time MA Super Lawyer

    Our very own Brad Bailey has once again been named a Super Lawyer for the entire New England region, as well as for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Read our blog to learn more. Attorney Brad Bailey Named a New England Super Lawyer for 4 th Time and his 9th Time as an MA Super Lawyer Our very own Brad Bailey has once again been named a Super Lawyer for the entire New England region, as well as ...
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  • Is Revenge Porn a Crime in Massachusetts?

    In today’s society, cellphones are a significant part of your daily lives. Modern romances typically involve couples sharing intimate text messages and even nude photos or videos with one another. Unfortunately, when a relationship goes south, it is not uncommon for a jealous ex-lover to share private images of their former partner to the public or specific people in an effort to cause ...
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  • Why You Must Hire a Lawyer When Facing a Misdemeanor

    If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor offense in Massachusetts, you may be wondering if you should hire a private criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and future. However, since misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies, many people believe they don’t need one—which can be a serious mistake. The following are a few reasons why you must hire a lawyer when facing a misdemeanor: ...
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  • Crimes that Can Get You Deported from the U.S.

    Immigrants who are lawful permanent residents—also known as green card holders—can work and live in the United States for an indefinite period and enjoy similar rights and privileges that American citizens have. However, a criminal conviction can lead to deportation. According to U.S. immigration law, an immigrant may be deported from the U.S. if he/she commits one of the following types of ...
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