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  • How Is the Confrontation Clause Applied Today?

    The American legal system was built on the principle that everyone deserves an impartial, public, and “speedy” trial when they stand accused of a crime. As part of that principle, the 6 th Amendment of the Constitution includes a section called the “Confrontation Clause.” Stating that “in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right… to be confronted with the witnesses against ...
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  • Attorney Brad Bailey Named 2018 New England & Massachusetts Super Lawyers® Member

    Attorney Brad Bailey of Brad Bailey Law in Boston is a legal leader when it comes to federal , white collar , sex crimes , and other serious criminal defense cases . Throughout his career, he has been a fearless advocate for the criminally accused that backs up his words with impressive skills and knowledge. He is known throughout Massachusetts for his unapologetic, straightforward, and ...
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  • How to Defend Yourself Against Title IX Accusations

    Being accused of a crime is always terrifying, especially if you believe you are innocent. But when you’re a college student facing a Title IX disciplinary investigation that could permanently affect the rest of your future – and may have already hobbled your access to education and other resources – “terrifying” doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling. Although sex crimes can and do happen on ...
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  • #METOO Playing Havoc With U.S. Constitution

    For those of us in the Criminal Defense Bar who routinely defend clients accused of every nature of sexual assault, the constitutional, procedural, logistical, and ideological contretemps arising from the accusations Professor Christine Blakely Ford has leveled against DC Circuit Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the context of his confirmation hearings for the US Supreme Court confirms all our ...
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  • Insider Trading Ring Draws New Guilty Pleas

    Last year, the business world was rocked by the news that more than seven individuals stole over 5 million dollars in illicit funds, by means of an insider trading ring that spanned across the country. The alleged trading ring, run by a former Bank of America employee named Daniel Rivas, first came to national attention in August 2017, when the Justice Department and Securities Exchange Commission ...
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  • Thousands of Flawed Breathalyzers Caused False OUI Convictions

    When former chemist Annie Dookhan was convicted of tampering more than 20,000 lab samples in her time at Hinton State Laboratory, it shook the state of Massachusetts. Because of one individual’s contempt for the law, thousands of defendants’ lives were ruined by unjustified drug convictions. Thankfully, the use of Dookhan motions allowed justice to prevail in some cases, and our Boston drug crimes ...
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  • The Elements of a White Collar Crime

    White collar crime refers to those criminal offenses that use some form of deception to produce financial gain. These crimes are often committed by business professionals and government employees since they are able to gain access to large amounts of other people’s money. They are typically victimless and do not involve violence, drugs, or overtly illegal activities. Most white collar crimes are ...
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  • Common Defenses for White Collar Crimes

    If you are currently under investigation for a white collar crime , it is important to seek legal counsel from a skilled criminal defense attorney—even if you haven’t been arrested yet. A conviction can result in serious state and potentially federal penalties, punishable by years in a federal prison or exorbitant fines. Furthermore, having a criminal record can cause substantial damage to your ...
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  • How the Insanity Defense Works in Massachusetts

    You’re probably familiar with the insanity defense, but do you understand how it works, how a defendant may be found not guilty by reason of insanity, and what the outcome of such a ruling is? No, an insanity defense does not claim that a defendant is innocent, but rather that they did commit the criminal act, but are not legally culpable for their conduct because of poor mental health. A defense ...
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  • What Is Wire Fraud?

    Wire fraud is one of the most serious white collar felonies on the books. Every year, fraud costs the U.S. economy trillions of dollars. As a result, the government fiercely prosecutes those suspected of fraud to reduce fraudulent activity in the future. Sadly, these overly-enthusiastic pursuits can result in innocent people getting caught up in the criminal justice system over misunderstandings ...
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  • Overall Crime Down in Boston, But Murders Up Significantly

    Murders jumped 50% in Boston during the first half of this year compared to last, while overall crime is down 5%, according to statistics released by police last month. Between Jan. 1 and June 10, 24 people were killed in the city—8 more than the 16 murdered in the first six months of 2017. “Five of them have been stabbings, which is very unusual for us,” said Police Commissioner William Evans. ...
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  • What Is Health Care Fraud?

    Unlike other health law matters, health care fraud cases progress very quickly and carry significant penalties and fines. In recent years the federal government has teamed up with state and local government to aggressively identify and stop health care fraud. Investigators are often ruthless and use informants, previous employees and others with potential inside information to assist in the ...
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  • How to Defend Against Sex Crime Allegations in the #MeToo-Era

    At Brad Bailey Law, we routinely defend clients who have been accused of sex crimes in courtrooms throughout Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk County. During this time, we have witnessed first-hand the way that the #MeToo movement has changed the back-drop for how these cases are now being tried before juries. We’re not saying that accused sex offenders can no longer get fair trials; they ...
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  • Shoplifting Charges in Massachusetts

    Not all crimes are created equally, but they can all potentially result in serious consequences for an offender, including fines, probation, jail time, and a criminal record. Shoplifting is one of those crimes that people often view as a minor, non-violent criminal offense. Stealing a beer from a convenience store may not be thought of on the same level as robbery, but it can in Massachusetts. ...
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  • What Police Don't Tell You About Field Sobriety Tests

    After you get pulled over by the police you’re probably nervous, even if no crime has been committed. It’s normal to feel anxious, but unfortunately, that can disrupt your decision-making process, often leading to poor choices. One of those poor choices is taking a field sobriety test. A common misconception is that because of implied consent laws, you’re required to take a field sobriety test. In ...
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