Malden, MA asked in Criminal Law for Massachusetts

Q: I have 2 open cases at court in Somerville , receiving a stolen motor vehicle and 2 counts of larceny over $1200.

I recently picked up a receiving stolen motor vehicle in another city. What might be the result?

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William Barabino
William Barabino
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Medford, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Hello,

You could have your bail revoked by court who arraigns you on the new charge. When bail is revoked it requires a 90-day incarceration or until the underlying case is disposed. You could also have bail attached on the new case and no bail revoked. Or simply given personal recognizance and told to return to court at some future date. That is the very basic summary of what can occur. Hope it helps. Bill

Dakota Martin
Dakota Martin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Boston, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: I agree with attorney Barabino. They only have one chance to revoke your bail, and that’s at the new arraignment. If you have ANY health issues which might put you at risk Of COVID 19 in jail, bring proof to the arraignment. . It might be your only chance.

William Barabino agrees with this answer

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