Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
People who suffer from abuse or threats of violence can seek a restraining order. Massachusetts’ domestic violence laws cover anyone who has been harmed or who fears harm from someone in a domestic relationship, whether he or she is a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or same-sex partner. While many allegations of domestic violence are valid, people who are going through an acrimonious divorce or breakup can misuse the charge.
If someone’s behavior does not rise to the level of obtaining a restraining order, but the person is harassing you, you can now seek an anti-harassment order.
Vigorously Protecting Your Rights
The Law Offices of Judith A. Wayne & Associates. Wayne is a law firm dedicated to defending the rights of the accused in Massachusetts. Led by criminal defense attorney Judith Wayne, a former assistant district attorney for Middlesex County, we understand how local police handle domestic violence cases. Once 911 has been called, it is easier for the police to arrest someone accused of domestic violence than it is to truly investigate the circumstances leading to that call.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you should contact our law firm at 781-691-9104 as soon as possible to protect your rights. We defend clients throughout Massachusetts, including the Boston area, Marblehead, the North Shore and as far west as Pittsfield and as far east as Cape Cod and the Islands. .
Section 209A Restraining Orders
Anyone accused of domestic violence in Massachusetts faces what is known as a 209A restraining order. We have represented both the party obtaining a restraining order and the party defending against the imposition of an order.
Since federal firearms laws provide that an individual who has been found to have committed domestic violence may not possess a firearm, a domestic violence accusation can be a career-ending charge for a police officer or security professional. We have represented numerous police officers who have been accused of domestic violence crimes.
Restraining orders are a vital means of protecting people from abuse. When obtained properly, a restraining order can save lives and prevent serious injuries. We can represent you in court, seeking a restraining order that provides protection for you and your family. However, in some cases a person may overstate or mischaracterize what really happened, resulting in criminal charges being filed against the other party. If you find yourself in either situation, get legal help today.
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