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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
  • Charges of Violating a Restraining Order Against Career Military Man Dismissed

    Our client is in a branch of the military with the intention of remaining there for life. Several months ago he was charged with violating a restraining order under G.L. c. 209A by an unscrupulous police officer. The officer claimed that our client failed to advise him of the location of certain weapons that he possessed. The officer claimed that this was a violation of the conditions of the restraining order and he applied for and obtained a criminal complaint against our client. A judge dismissed the case at our request. The district attorney's office investigated the possibility of appealing the case and ultimately decided not to. The case is dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Violation of a 209A Restraining Order Against Chef Dismissed

    Our client is a famous chef who owns several restaurants throughout the country. He has appeared on several television shows and at one time had his own culinary show. A former girlfriend took out a 209A restraining order against him over a year ago. Later, she claimed that he violated the order by hanging around the parking lot of her home, an area excluded by the restraining order. Our investigator did a great job gathering evidence showing that the victim and all supporting witnesses had lied about their observations. Accordingly, today the case was dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Violating Restraining Order Against Software Engineer to be Dismissed

    Our client, a successful software engineer, was charged with violating a 209A restraining order. The victim is his wife who, through a probate lawyer, provided the judge with evidence of a lengthy history of documented violence and abuse. The prosecutor asked for jail time. Our office was able to show the judge our client's mental health records contradicting the wife's allegations. We were then able to convince the judge to continue what matter without a finding. All charges will be dismissed in three months. 

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