Appeal Granted

Appeal Granted: Order of Bail Forfeiture Reversed

John Doe was on trial for Armed Assault with Intent to Murder in Suffolk Superior Court. The shooting was alleged to be gang affiliated and occurred in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. In the middle of this trial, Mr Doe was arrested and charged with Distributing Marijuana and held by the West Roxbury District Court.

As a result of that arrest he was unable to appear for his pending jury trial at Suffolk Superior Court. The judge at Suffolk Superior forfeited his $25,000 bail because he failed to appear at the trial.

Attorney Veronica White of White & Associates P.C. protested that this was unfair because he was being held in jail at the time of the trial, and the jail wouldn’t transfer him to Suffolk Superior Court in a timely manner.

After Mr Doe was successfully defended by White & Associates and acquitted of his Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Attorney White, along with Attorney Thomas Kerner, filed an appeal with Massachusetts Court of Appeals requesting that the forfeiture of Mr Does’ bail be reversed. The Appeals Court agreed, and ordered Mr Doe’s $25,000 to be reinstated.

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