Restraining Order Violations
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Massachusetts Restraining Order Criminal Law
Restraining orders violations are very common in Massachusetts. A restraining order is a civil order, but the violation is a criminal offense. In order for the prosecution to prove that you are guilty of violating a restraining order, the state needs to prove several things. The state needs to prove that there is a valid restraining order, the order is in effect, that you knew about the restraining order, and you violated a term of the restraining order.
Massachusetts Restraining Order Penalties
If you are convicted of violating a restraining order, you could face up to 2 ½ years in jail or not more than a $5,000 fine. If you are convicted of stalking in violation of a restraining order, you could face at least 1 year in jail or up to 5 years in state prison.
Massachusetts Restraining Order Attorney
The court seems to issue restraining orders on a regular basis. Therefore, it is very common for people to have a restraining order against them and for them to be charged with violating a restraining order. It is very important that you talk to a lawyer right away. Attorney Chan has the experience to help you with your case.