PO Box 9316
Boston, MA 02114
By Appt. Only:
7 Liberty Square, 2nd Fl
Boston, MA 02109
33 Commercial St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Domestic Assault and Battery Defense.........................
Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorneys
Assaults of a "domestic" nature are those that involve parents, children, spouses, domestic partners, individuals engaged in a relationship, or other family members. The various prosecutors and district attorneys' offices of the Commonwealth are motivated to prosecute these cases strenuously, and thus, it is vital to retain a Boston or Massachusetts criminal defense attorney immediately. Our attorneys defend the rights of individuals charged with misdemeanor domestic violence or domestic abuse cases including:
Restraining Orders - 209A Orders.........................
In Massachusetts, a domestic restraining order pursuant to M.G.L. c. 209A is commonly referred to as a "209A Order." Restraining orders are generally issued temporarily at first, for a period of 10 days. After the 10 day period, a hearing is held, and the individual who is the subject of the order has an opportunity to defend against the order continuing to remain in place. 209A restraining orders are serious, because they often require the subject to stay away from certain neighborhoods, and have no contact with named individuals such as spouses or children. Violating the terms of the 209A order is, in itself, a criminal act. Thus, it is absolutely vital that a Boston or Massachusetts criminal defense attorney defend your rights if you are the subject of a restraining order proceeding.
Our attorneys are prepared to represent clients charged with alleged criminal acts and explain the process, including:
Spousal Immunity: Generally speaking, in the Commonwealth, a married person may not be compelled to testify against her spouse in a criminal proceeding. The privilege belongs to the witness-spouse. This means that if called to testify against her spouse, the witness can invoke the privilege, and decline to testify. Once invoked, the witness will not be required to testify. (M.G.L. Chapter 233 § 20). Generally, the privilege applies whether one of the spouses is the defendant or not; that is to say, if a third party is charged with a crime, a witness can not be compelled to testify against her spouse, even if the spouse is not the defendant.
Our lawyers investigate the facts and circumstances of the alleged assault and battery, whether domestic or not, and attempt to determine the most prudent course of action. Our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to serve as a zealous advocate, aggressively protecting the rights of the accused. We live in a nation that holds in high esteem the unalienable rights of the accused. If you have been charged with a crime, you are not a criminal, but an accused. This office understands the important and noble task of ensuring Constitutional rights are not eroded. More often than not, the prosecution and the State have an enormous advantage over an individual who has been accused with violating the law. This office takes pride in advocating for the rights of the accused.
Please feel free to contact this office via phone 508.922.8328, fax 866.700.0181, or email to email@example.com, and if your matter is urgent, indicate that you require an immediate response and someone will contact you without delay.
We regularly serve clients throughout the Metrowest, South Shore and North Shore of Massachusetts, including Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Essex County, Worcester County, Bristol County, Barnstable County, Boston, Brighton, Chelsea, Dorchester, Roxbury, Cambridge, Framingham, Natick, Lowell, Malden, Somerville, Waltham, Woburn, Brookline, Dedham, Quincy, Brockton, Plymouth, Lawrence, Lynn, Salem, Gloucester, Rockport, Beverly, Peabody, Danvers, Worcester, Fall River and New Bedford.
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