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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 is Not Extended After Hearing

    The defendant and the plaintiff were in a dating relationship. As a result of suspicions of infidelity the two got into an argument. The argument became physical and our client allegedly struck the other party several times in a violent manner. An emergency restraining order under G.L. c. 209A was issued without our client having an opportunity to defend. A return date was scheduled for today to see if the judge would extend the order. Our office was hired to represent the woman. After a full hearing Attorney Neyman was able to convince the judge not to extend the order. 

    Read More in Domestic Assault and Battery

  • Restraining Order Against Local College Student Vacated on Return Date

    Less than ten days ago a local college sophomore received a restraining order pursuant to G.L. c. 209A from his former girlfriend. In support of her petition for the order the woman claimed that our client had stalked her dormitory, texted her incessantly and forced her to have sex with him. She further complained that our client owned firearms and that he was physically and verbally abusive to her. The man hired our office. Today was the return date for the extension of the order. Attorney Neyman was able to have the order vacated. This will not be on his CORI.

    Read More in Stalking

  • 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.

    Read More in Domestic Assault and Battery

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