Blog Posts in 2019

  • 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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  • Antonio Brown & Sexual Assault Allegations

    After dealing with frostbitten feet, a helmet issue with the NFL, being released by the Oakland Raiders, and signing with the New England Patriots, Antonio Brown became subject of a civil lawsuit that was filed last week in Florida, accusing the all-pro wide receiver of sexual assault and rape. Britney Taylor, a former gymnast who helped train Brown for an upcoming NFL season, claims Brown ...
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  • Massachusetts Gun Laws

    If you wish to buy, possess, own, carry, or transport a large- or non-large-capacity handguns, shotguns, rifles, and feeding devices in Massachusetts, you must first obtain a License to Carry (LTC) if you are at least 21 years of age or a Firearm Identification (FID) card if you are at least 18 years old. Open carry and concealed carry are both legal in the state for individuals with a Class A ...
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  • 4 Steps to Take If Accused of a White Collar Crime

    Being investigated for a white collar crime such as fraud , money laundering , embezzlement , or tax evasion can be a stressful, frightening, and confusing experience. While you could allow the criminal justice process to take its course, mere accusations can lead to irreparable damage to your professional reputation and personal life—even before stepping foot inside a courtroom. Since state or ...
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  • Proposed Resolution Could Require Defendants to Prove Innocence

    The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Criminal Justice Section and Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence proposed a resolution to the organization that would change the standards applied in criminal sexual assault cases. Essentially, the proposal would shift the burden to defendants in these matters, making them prove that they received affirmative consent from the alleged victim before and ...
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  • Drug Courts in Massachusetts

    A conviction for drug possession can be punishable by a lengthy jail sentence, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record. Having a drug charge follow you for the rest of your life can make gaining employment, finding a place to live, and applying for college extremely difficult. However, Massachusetts courts understand that many individuals charged with drug possession are ...
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  • Hate Crimes in Massachusetts

    A hate crime is a criminal offense against an individual or group that is motivated by bias or prejudice against a particular race or social group. In other words, you can be charged with a hate crime if your criminal target someone else because of their race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. Massachusetts law addresses three types of hate crimes: hate crimes ...
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  • What is the Age of Consent in Massachusetts?

    The age of consent is the age when a person can consent to sexual intercourse and sexual contact with another individual over 21 years old. In Massachusetts, the age of consent is 16 years old. This means minors aged 15 or younger in the state cannot legally consent to sexual activity. In addition, there is an older law that exists the states 18 years old is an age of consent. However, this only ...
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  • Hiring a Former Prosecutor as Your Criminal Defense Attorney

    Being arrested for a serious crime can be a traumatic, confusing, and frustrating situation. Not only does a conviction lead to a jail or prison sentence, but also a permanent criminal record that can make it extremely difficult to get/maintain a job, find housing, apply for college or a professional license, and take advantage of other opportunities in life. When choosing a criminal defense ...
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