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Dedham / Westwood, Massachusetts, Criminal Defense Attorney

Dangerousness hearings under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 275, §58A, a statutory provision used to hold an alleged offender without bail, are considered substantial proceedings in the case. In order to prevail, the prosecution must demonstrate that your release would present a heightened presence of danger to the community because of the likelihood of future brutal assault and/or life-threatening violence.

Contact a Dedham/Westwood lawyer at the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel.

Dangerousness hearings, or 58A hearings, may occur if you are accused of violent crimes, domestic violence or restraining order violations, depending upon the particular circumstances and especially if you have a history of criminal violent behavior.

How Can An Experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Help?

  • Protect your constitutional rights to liberty and freedom
  • Prevent you from being held without bail, effectively being incarcerated during the defense of your case
  • Secure your pretrial release under the most desirable conditions
  • Alert the court and sheriff as to any special needs if unable to obtain release, such as medical problems, and request the court to order appropriate measures
  • Save you unnecessary legal fees for jail consultations

You do not have to face these proceedings alone. Contact experienced criminal defense attorney Philip L. Arnel today to schedule a free initial consultation.