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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
  • Harassment Prevention Order Against Plumber Does Not Issue Notwithstanding Allegations of Sexual Assault

    Our client is a plumber. Just a few days ago he was served with harassment prevention order under G.L. c. 258E. The accuser claimed that for years our client went to her home when her husband was working and forced her to perform oral sex on him. She claimed that the most recent time this happened was in front of her 6 year old son. Our client denied that any of this ever happened. After a contentious hearing, the judge agreed with us that the harassment prevention order should not be extended. 

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  • Charges of Violating a 209A Restraining Order do Not Issue After Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Our client is an engineer with doctorate degrees in several disciplines. He and his wife are going through a very contentious divorce. Apparently things were not favoring the wife in the probate court prompting her to fabricate a story about her husband contacting her in violation of the 209A section 7 restraining order. A clerk magistrate hearing was scheduled and we were retained to represent the man at that hearing. The clerk found in our client's favor and the criminal complaint did not issue. 

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  • 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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