EXPERIENCED MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Attorney Michael G. Bradley knows local courts and exactly how to protect you.
Call 1-617-602-5039 to be sure you know your rights and options.
Experienced MA Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling Motor vehicle offenses, drunk driving, OUI, speeding citations, domestic violence, assault & battery, white collar crime, drug offenses - eastern MA, Quincy, Boston
If you have been charged with a criminal offense it is difficult to navigate through the criminal justice system on your own. Achieving the results you want can be even more difficult without an experienced attorney on your side.
If you are facing criminal charges you likely have a long list of concerns. Put those concerns to rest by hiring a professional with a proven track record of success.
Attorney Bradley provides a realistic approach to criminal defense work derived from years of hands on trial experience both as a former prosecutor, and now as a criminal defense attorney.
Attorney Bradley will aggressively represent your interests and give you the best chance of successfully resolving your legal matter.
Experienced MA lawyer for all types of criminal defense cases including:
Call Attorney Bradley at A Clerk Magistrate's Hearing is one of the very best ways to resolve a criminal matter prior to a formal arraignment.
In Massachusetts, a defendant has the right to a Clerk Magistrate Hearing for most misdemeanors that did not occur in police presence.
The purpose of such a hearing is for the clerk magistrate to examine the facts surrounding the case and determine if there is probable cause to issue a criminal complaint.
In most cases a Police Prosecutor will appear and read a police report or describe what happened. Witnesses may be called to offer additional testimony. You or your Attorney can also give your version of events surrounding a particular incident.
Once all of the evidence and testimony has been presented, the clerk magistrate will decide if there is probable cause to support the charges and if he or she believes you should be charged. If so, a complaint will be issued against you.
In some cases, particularly if a defendant has a limited (or no) prior criminal record, the clerk magistrate may generally continue the matter. That means a clerks may hold the case open for a period of time to see if there are any repeat incidents. At the end of the stated period of time the clerk will then enter a formal result of no probable cause and the complaint will not issue.
Call Attorney Bradley to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation today. All matters discussed are protected by the Attorney-Client privilege and are strictly confidential! to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation today. All matters discussed are protected by the Attorney-Client privilege and are strictly confidential!
MICHAEL G. BRADLEY
Experienced Former Massachusetts Prosecutor
Aggressive Criminal Defender in over 50 Courts
Former Director of Statewide Task Force