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Violation of a Restraining Order in Massachusetts

Charged With Violating a 209A Protective Order?

If you are accused of violating a restraining order in Massachusetts, you should seek an experienced Boston restraining order attorney immediately. There is more than just jail time at stake. There are potential child custody and financial implications at stake as well. In addition, if you are found guilty of violating a restraining order, it becomes a permanent blemish on your criminal record. This could negatively impact your ability to obtain gainful employment, housing and even loans. It could also prevent you from coaching your son’s little-league team.

Attorney David R. Yannetti is a renowned criminal defense attorney with an AV Rating*. He works with other top-caliber criminal defense attorneys at the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm to achieve excellent results for his clients. Our attorneys will take immediate action to help you minimize negative consequences of these charges. Contact David Yannetti and his associates for a free phone consultation to discuss your circumstances and your legal options.

Experienced Massachusetts Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys

It is not uncommon to face domestic violence and assault and battery cases in conjunction with violation of a restraining order. The same defenses that can be applied to an assault and battery case may also be applied to a restraining order violation charge. Many times the accuser has a motive to lie or to get the accused into trouble. A main difference, however, is that the prosecution does not need to prove further “violence” to prove the charge of violation of restraining order. With a valid restraining order in effect, accidentally calling the wrong number on your cell phone or texting a message may put you in jeopardy of spending up to two and a half years in the house of correction at a county facility in Massachusetts. That is why having an experienced and knowledgeable Boston violation of a restraining order attorney is so important.

Judges take these charges very seriously precisely because they necessarily begin with a previous judge having issued a restraining order. At your initial appearance, the judge can either detain you or may impose stringent conditions upon your release, if the Commonwealth alleges that you are danger to the alleged victim and/or society. Restrictions may include house arrest, mandatory sobriety tests, ankle bracelets and drug testing. If convicted, you must complete a time intensive batterer’s program. There is a lot on the line here. Do not hire an inexperienced attorney. Seek a veteran and seasoned Boston defense attorney like David R. Yannetti and his associates.

Additional Information About Restraining Orders

Do you have additional questions about restraining orders? If so, call us for a free consult or visit the links below:

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If you have had a restraining order issued against you due to a domestic violence allegation, or for any other reason, we can help. Contact a lawyer online or call 617-297-9213 for a free phone consultation.

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