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What Happens If Convicted Of Domestic Violence?

Massachusetts law imposes serious penalties for a domestic violence conviction. Someone charged with assaulting a relative or member of their household could be sent to jail or prison. An adverse outcome can also negatively affect your parental rights, your career and your reputation..

Attorney David Yannetti and the associates of the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm in Boston regularly defend clients against domestic violence charges. He and the rest of our experienced criminal defense team are prepared to guide you through the criminal justice system, stand up for your rights as a defendant and seek a just outcome to your case.

Call our firm at 617-297-9213 for a free phone consultation with one of our defense lawyers. We have offices in Boston, Dedham and Salem for your convenience.

What Are The Consequences Of Getting Convicted Of Domestic Violence In Massachusetts?

State law imposes a sentence of up to two and a half years in prison for a first offense, or a fine of up to $5,000, or both. For a second or subsequent conviction, the penalty can increase to up to five years in prison. In addition, you will be prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm – and will likely have your license to carry and/or FID card revoked or suspended.

Separately, you could be subject to a restraining order preventing you from seeing or contacting your spouse and your children. With a domestic violence conviction on your record, it could be difficult to get a job, be approved for a loan or find a decent place to live. In other words, a conviction can unfortunately follow you long after you have paid your debt to society.

Effective Criminal Defense Against Domestic Assault Accusations

Our lawyers know the negative consequences that a domestic violence conviction can have on your life. That is why we work to make sure you have a fair chance at getting the charges reduced or dismissed. Domestic violence cases often come down to one person’s word against the other’s. While many criminal cases settle before trial, our primary goal is a dismissal. Prosecutors know that a defendant represented by our firm is represented by a zealous and skilled advocate. Our representation in and of itself can oftentimes bring lenient recommendations by a district attorney’s office. They know that we are always willing to take your case to trial rather than recommending that over clients accept an overly harsh plea deal. If you chose another law firm and have been unfortunately convicted of a crime as a result, we can also help you appeal a wrongful conviction.

Talk To One Of Our Attorneys At No Cost

Don’t wait to start your defense against domestic assault charges. Call 617-297-9213 to have a free phone consult or contact Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm online.


Client Testimonials

5 Star

In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
Barbara Lynch

Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…

Jude Dasilva

Greg Johnson and David Yannetti are simply the best. After having two other attorneys on a case, I hired them and got results where others failed. They work hard for you and I highly recommend them!…

Vivian Trinh

If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…

Ajit Gupta

Greg Johnson is a charming attorney and seems to truly care about his client’s and the outcome of their case. If you ever need an experienced criminal defense Lawyer, Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm is the one to call!…


“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…

James Brooks

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