Marylou Quinones Fry-Trifone of Billerica, Massachusetts was served with divorce papers a few days ago. Less than twenty four hours later she was arrested for trying to kill her fourteen year old stepdaughter. According to the Lowell Sun, the victim woke up around 4:30 a.m. and found the defendant at the front of her bed holding a large knife. The defendant yelled that she was going to kill the girl. She then swung the knife hitting the girl in the forearm, back and stomach. The victim screamed. Her sister and father came to her aid and subdued Fry-Trifone. Within minutes the police arrived. The victim was transported to a local hospital. Fry-Trifone has been charged with Assault With the Intent to Commit Murder, Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault With a Dangerous Weapon. She was released on one thousand dollars cash bail.
This article shows the value of having an Experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer at your arraignment. These are very serious charges. Most of the charges are felonies and there is a possibility that this case will be prosecuted in the Middlesex County Superior Court in Woburn. There is also a possibility that if convicted Fry-Trifone will have to serve a jail or prison sentence. However, her lawyer did a great job getting bail set at one thousand dollars, a relatively small sum given the severity of these charges. These cases can take months or even more than a year to resolve. If the defendant is held without bail or on an unaffordable cash bail he or she will be stuck in jail while the case is pending.
A large percentage of cases implicate bail issues in Massachusetts. You need a lawyer who is able to help you get released on personal recognizance or on a bail you can afford to post. Call our office at 617-263-6800 if you have been charged with a crime. You can also contact us online.