Home » Profile » Areas of Practice » Crimes Against People » Abuse Prevention Order Violation

Abuse Prevention Order Violation

Restraining Order Violations

Boston Restraining Order Criminal Defense Lawyer

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.

Post a Comment

Contact Attorney Jason Chan

Attorney Jason Chan

267 North Beacon Street, Suite 3
Boston MA 01235

Phone: 781-343-1DUI (781-343-1384)
Fax: 617-226-7986

Contact Attorney Jason Chan

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)


    Your Message

    To use CAPTCHA, you need Really Simple CAPTCHA plugin installed.

    Enter the code above