Blog Posts in December, 2019

  • 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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