A Framingham Massachusetts District Court judge called a hit and run defendant a “menace to everyone on the road” and revoked her bail and held her in jail without bail. Melissa Leblanc, 38, now must sit in the Middlesex county jail for at least the next sixty days.
This is the second leaving the scene criminal charge for Ms. Leblanc. She was free on bail from a leaving the scene charged when allegedly she did it again. According to Leblanc’s passenger she was high on coke at the time of the accident and was looking for more. It was then that Judge Greco called her a menace and held her.
If someone is free on either a cash bail or personal recognizance and they commit a new crime in Massachusetts their bail can be revoke and they can be held for upto sixty days. In order for a judge to revoke bail they must find the person committed a new offense, had previously been given a bail warning and that they are a danger to the community.
Patrick Donovan is a criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan is a former Assistant District Attorney that has appeared in over fifty courts in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan has represented clients at the Framingham District Court on both felony and misdemeanor charges.