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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 Criminal Harassment and Violating a Restraining Order Against Contractor Dismissed

    Our client and his former wife have been battling over child custody, visitation and support for years. The woman was awarded a harassment prevention order HPO against our client many years ago. In the past two years the ex-wife has accused our client of harassing her and of violating the harassment prevention order. In all, our client was charged in five complaints with these violations, crimes under G.L. c. 258E section 9. He was also charged with criminal harassment under G.L. c. 265 section 43A. Attorney Neyman represented the man in all of these cases. Today, we succeeded in getting the criminal harassment case and two HPO violations cases dismissed. Pretrial probation under G.L. c. 276 section 87 was given as a disposition on the remaining cases. All cases will be dismissed shortly. 

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  • Restraining Order Extension Request Denied After Contentious Hearing

    Our clients are mother and son with strong military connections. The mother is actively involved in helping veterans get housing and jobs in eastern Massachusetts. The plaintiff is one of the veterans she helped. She loaned him money for food, pots and pans, clothing and household items to get started in a new life. She gave him rides to and from work for several weeks until he could find alternative transportation. When she asked to be repaid the man became violent. The women persisted trying to get reimbursed. Fearing the man's rages she asked her son to speak with the man. Once he did the man applied for a 209A restraining order against both of them. He claimed that the son assaulted him and broke his front door. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the mother and son. After a hearing the restraining order did not issue. 

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  • 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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