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PEDRO VASQUEZ VS. COMMONWEALTH (March 2019) [Bail]   Overview This case considered the question of how to apply bail standards in cases where a defendant has been charged with murder in the first degree and the judge must decide whether the defe… Read More
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Pretrial services, Commission on Bail

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ACT OF 2018: BAIL REFORM: Pretrial Services, Commission on Bail On April 13, 2018 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law S.2371 & H.4012 or An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform. The new law makes sever… Read More
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Bail based on Financial Capability, Rationale for Unaffordable Bail; Community Correctional Facilities

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ACT OF 2018: BAIL REFORM: Bail Based on Financial Capability, Rationale for Unaffordable Bail, Community Correctional Facilities On April 13, 2018 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law S.2371 & H.4012 or An… Read More
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WHAT HAPPENS AT AN ARRAIGNMENT?

WHAT HAPPENS AT AN ARRAIGNMENT?   BEFORE your arraignment, you will arrive at the Courthouse. You will be dressed in a way that demonstrates that you take this event very seriously. Also, you will check with your lawyer to make sure that cellphone… Read More
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BAIL BASICS: WHAT IS BAIL; HOW IT WORKS

Bail Basics: What Bail Is, How It Works Bail is the act of giving money to the government in a criminal court until that case is completed or closed.  The person who pays the bail gets their money (bail) back as long as the person never misses a cou… Read More
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