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Massachusetts Restraining Orders

By Thomas A. Brant  Jul. 23, 2012 10:43a

The 209A restraining order in Massachusetts is a protective order issued by the courts to protect an alleged victim from domestic violence. Such an order can result in the named abuser being prohibited from making any contact with the alleged victim, whether at home, at school, at work, or in places frequently visited. The abuser may be kicked out of his or her residence, barred from seeing any children shared with the victim, and prohibited from possessing guns. Such orders are easily obtained but difficult to be stopped or appealed. Those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence may have an uphill battle in fighting such a restraining order and will usually need the help of an attorney who is experienced in handling this legal task.

Domestic violence is a hot issue which prosecutors, judges, victims' rights groups, and law enforcement zealously fight. Therefore, anyone accused and charged with a domestic violence crime will often face prejudicial treatment. Those who face false allegations may do so because of the adverse motives of the accuser, such as in trying to gain an advantage in a divorce or child custody proceeding or to gain some kind of legal leverage or vengeance in a relationship that has gone sour. Because of the complicated nature of domestic violence cases and 209A restraining orders, it is important for those accused to have strong legal help.

Restraining Order Violations

If you have been arrested on a domestic violence charge and / or have been subject to a 209A restraining order in or around Boston, you can get the dedicated and knowledgeable legal representation you need from Attorney Thomas A. Brant. With former prosecutors onboard, his firm understands how such cases are developed by the state and can take effective legal action on your behalf. If you have been accused of violating a restraining order, you run the risk of heavy fines and incarceration. Ensuring that you have aggressive legal representation should be your first order of business.

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