Restraining Orders

A restraining order is a protective order issued by the court that prohibits a person from being within a set proximity or making contact with the person who filed the restraining orders.  In other words, a restraining order tells or prohibits a person from doing something.  A restraining order can prevent contact and abuse, and also protect the filer’s confidentiality. 

It is very common for people to file for a restraining order after they have been a victim of stalking, harassment, threats, or abuse, or domestic violence.  These orders may be temporary or long-term.  After filing for a restraining order, people can feel that their individual safety and well-being are protected.  Additionally, after a restraining order has been filed, the person listed on the restraining order must adhere to strict terms or he/she could face criminal prosecution.

Violating a Restraining Order
It is very important that people adhere to the terms that are outlined within restraining orders.  If a person fails to adhere to a restraining order’s terms, he/she may be arrested by law enforcement and have criminal charges filed against him/her.  Violating a restraining order can lead to jail time, hefty fines, and probation.  Furthermore, if the person who violated the order is involved in an ongoing legal battle with the person who filed the order, his/her case can be negatively impacted by his/her failure to follow the law.  

Boston and Massachusetts Restraining Order Attorney
Once you have violated a restraining order in Boston, you will need to retain the services of a professional, experienced criminal defense attorney who has a successful track record when it comes to fighting criminal charges in the state of Massachusetts.  When you face such life-altering legal consequences, you cannot risk being without reliable, aggressive legal representation. 

At the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C., we are fully prepared to handle your case.  As a leading Boston criminal defense law firm, we can provide you with the direction and legal counsel you need to fight your criminal charges.

Call our Law Offices today for your initial consultation at 1-617-263-6800 or contact us online.

Case Results » Restraining Orders
  • Restraining Order Does Not Issue

    The defendant and the victim dated and have a child together. They are involved in a nasty, contentious child custody and visitation dispute. In an effort to secure an advantage in that forum the victim fabricated a story of abuse about our client and applied for a G.L. c. 209A restraining order. A hearing was scheduled for today. We had obtained numerous police reports initiated by the victim in other courts that we were able to show were total prevarications. We explained to the judge in this court that all of these false accusations were designed to manipulate the collateral proceedings. The judge accepted our argument and did not issue the restraining order.

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  • Restraining Order Does Not Issue After Victim Again Claims Being Sexually Assaulted

    Just recently our office successfully defended a restraining order request where the victim claimed that she had been raped by the defendant. She again petitioned the court for a restraining order under G.L. c. 209A arguing some additional facts. Again, our office was able to convince the judge to deny the petition.

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  • 209A Restraining Order Against Man Accused of Raping Woman Does Not Issue

    The defendant was accused of raping a woman with whom he had a relationship. No rape charges were brought against the man however the woman then filed a 209A abuse protection order application. A hearing was scheduled for today. Our office represented the man. The requested order did not issue.

    Read More in Sex Crimes

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