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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
  • Restraining Order Does Not Issue After Contentious Hearing

    The defendant and the complaining witness were in a dating relationship for several years. A few months ago the two broke up. The defendant owned the home the two lived in and asked the woman to leave. She refused and was ultimately legally forced to do so. She later went to the police and claimed that the defendant had been engaging in illegal sexual acts. He was charged with allegedly committing those acts under G.L. c. 272 section 29C. Continuing her vindictive pattern the woman went to another court and applied for a restraining order under G.L. c. 209A. The defendant hired Attorney Neyman to represent him on that matter as well. Today, the parties had the hearing. Attorney Neyman was able to convince the judge not to issue the order. The matter is dismissed. 

    This case was determined telephonically due to the courts being closed

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  • Bail and Conditions of Release Given by Judge After Hearing on Bail Reinstatement

    Towards the end of last year the defendant was charged violating a harassment prevention order under G.L. c. 258E. He was released on personal recognizance with conditions that he stay away from the victim, her place of employment, her home and some of the cities and towns where she spent a significant amount of time. After a few months the defendant was accused of violating the conditions of release and his bail was revoked under G.L. c. 276 section 58B for ninety (90) days. He then hired our office to represent him. We moved the Court for a reinstatement of bail and the judge granted our request thereby releasing our client under his original conditions. 

    This case was determined telephonically due to the courts being closed

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  • Charges of Violation of a 209A Restraining Order Dismissed

    Several months ago our client was served with a 209A restraining order by his wife. The order precluded him from contacting her directly or indirectly. That notwithstanding, our client sent various documents to his wife in direct violation of the order. Unbeknownst to him these actions constitute a violation of the 209A order. The wife called the police and advised them about what happened. Our client was arrested and charged with violation of a 209A restraining order, a misdemeanor in Massachusetts. Attorney Neyman was retained to represent him. Today, all charges were dismissed. 

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