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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