Professional…. Meticulous……. Capable……..
I was arrested and charged in November 2009 for embezzlement of $2.5 million dollars. When my crime was discovered in 2007 my first attorney and I tried without success to unconditionally fully corporate with the Mass Assistant Attorney General who was handling my case. Basically the AG’s office was not interested in saving the state investigation costs. They only wanted to drag out the process and hopefully put me in state prison for 7 to 10 years. Therefore it took the AG over two years for to indict me and just before election time….. By then I realized I needed a top quality experienced criminal trial lawyer.
Fortunately, (I cannot stress this enough) Brad Bailey was recommended by a good friend who took the time to vet top quality criminal defense attorneys. The first thing Brad did was to fight to have my bail reduced from $350,000 to a very affordable amount although because I was over 50 and looking at a long sentence I decided not to accept bail because I wanted to start doing my time as soon as possible.
Brad did his best to negotiate a reasonable sentence especially since I was a first time offender and I had a young child. The Attorney General refused to budge off a 4 to 5 year state prison sentence so Brad suggested we present an Un-agreed-sentence Guilty Plea to the Judge requesting 2 years county jail time. The process took 11 months and due to Brad’s negotiations the Judge accepted my plea and the 2 year county jail time we requested. Because I was sentenced to county jail in lieu of state time I was allowed to request and was then granted parole after serving only a year. I have Brad to thank for allowing me to return to my life and return to my son. As a matter of fact if it wasn’t for Brad I would still be in state prison today.
Most importantly though, Brad stayed in constant touch with me the 11 months I spent in jail awaiting my trial. He visited often and always accepted my “collect” calls and when he wasn’t available always sent timely letters in response to my voicemails. I cannot stress how important this was to me as I always felt I had someone advocating for me. Other than the HORRABLE food, most of the complaints I heard while in jail were dreadful stories of shoddy legal representation. Most pretrial inmates hardly ever heard from their attorneys therefore had no idea what was or “was not” happening with their case and some of them had paid much higher fees. I cannot stress how important this was to me…..
Brad always treated me with the utmost respect and compassion and he always had my best interest at hand. I was fortunate I had Brad Bailey as my attorney and I highly recommend him if your life depends on professional legal representation. Brad gave me back my life……..