Commonwealth v. R.F. – Attempted Murder (Dangerousness Hearing)

9/24/13

Norfolk Superior Court

Randolph Police

– Client was arrested in August by Randolph Police and charged with 2 counts of Attempted Murder related to a domestic violence situation.

At his arraignment in Quincy District Court, the district attorney moved to have client held as dangerous. At a hearing the next week, the district court judge found that client was too dangerous to be released and held client for 90 days without bail. Attorney Seed quickly filed an appeal to the Norfolk Superior Court. At that hearing, Attorney Seed was able to convince the judge that there were less restrictive means to keep the victim safe other than holding his client without bail. Based on testimony presented and Attorney Seed’s arguments, the Superior Court judge overturned the District Court judge’s ruling and the client was released from jail pending the outcome of his case.