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.
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The defendant is a professor at a prestigious local university. He was charged with violating a restraining order, G.L. c. 209A over two years ago. After some contentious litigation Attorney Neyman was able to get the man pretrial probation pursuant to G.L. c. 276 Section 87. He quickly violated the conditions set by the judge and was placed back on the trial list. The district attorney's office wanted a guilty finding and the litigation was rekindled. Today, our office succeeded in getting pretrial probation again with the original conditions. The case will be dismissed in the fall.
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The defendant is a twenty year old man against whom a restraining order issued late last week. A return date was scheduled for today. Our office was hired over the weekend. The affidavit in support of the restraining order application claimed that the defendant was abusive to the complainant and that he was indirectly involving her in his alleged criminal activities including drug dealing. Reading between the lines it was clear that the complainant's mother was behind the efforts to keep the parties apart and most likely the motivation behind the restraining order efforts. Our office appeared today for the extension hearing. After making our case and clarifying the inadequacies of the supporting affidavit and in court testimony the judge agreed and vacated the restraining order.
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In November of 2015 the defendant was served with a harassment prevention order pursuant to G.L. c. 258E. He appeared without a lawyer to contest the order. His efforts were unsuccessful. Subsequently, the accused was in a parking lot at a large shopping center in Weymouth. There, it is alleged that he observed the woman who had obtained the harassment prevention order and performed acts designed to intimidate her. She immediately contacted the local police who arrived at the scene, took witness statements and eventually arrested the accused. The man was charged with violating a 258E harassment prevention order, a crime under G.L. c. 258E Section 9. Attorney Neyman was hired to represent the man. Today, the case went to trial. The defendant was found not guilty.
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