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What is Assault in Massachusetts?

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If you’ve been charged with assault in the state of Massachusetts, it is in your best interest to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as you receive your court summons. If convicted of assault, you could spend time in the state correctional facility or be made to pay a fine. You can either receive […]

What is a Restraining Order?

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If you are considering filing a restraining order, you need an experienced attorney to help, because you may need to appear in court for a hearing. While you can file for a restraining order yourself, if you feel that you are being harassed, stalked, or abused, that is an extremely serious matter. Having an attorney who knows […]

What Should I Do if I’m Charged with Violating a Restraining Order?

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If you are charged with violating a restraining order, there are defenses that can be argued in court, but hiring a defense attorney is crucial to the success of your case. In most cases, the evidence that someone has violated the terms of a restraining order comes from the testimony of the alleged victim, and […]

Will a Domestic Violence Conviction Affect My Gun Rights?

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Domestic violence charges will severely affect your gun rights.  Permanently. A domestic violence conviction will prevent you from ever legally carrying a gun.  This is according to both Massachusetts and Federal law.  If you later carry a gun after being convicted of domestic violence, you could be subject to serious federal and state charges. This […]

What Is Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member in Massachusetts?

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Assault and battery on a family or household member is a misdemeanor in Massachusetts, for a first-time offense.  It can become a felony if you have been previously convicted of the same offense. If you are charged with assault and battery on a family or household member, you need an attorney who can help you […]

How Do I Win My Domestic Violence Case?

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To win your domestic violence case, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.  You could be facing not only jail time but loss of your rights and your future.  You don’t want to leave this up to chance. Call or text me today at (617) 295-7500, and let’s get started on your defense. […]

Domestic Violence Charges DISMISSED in Woburn District Court

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On October 12, 2021, the Domestic Violence charges against our client were DISMISSED in Woburn District Court.  The Commonwealth could not prove the case, and the judge dismissed the charges. Our client was charged with assault and battery on a family or household member.  After investigating the case and setting the matter for trial, the […]

Domestic Violence and Violation of Restraining Order Charges DISMISSED in Chelsea

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On October 1, 2021, the domestic violence and violation of restraining order charges were dismissed against our client in Chelsea District Court.  I am a domestic violence defense attorney who represents clients in Chelsea and all over Massachusetts. Our client was charged with assault and battery on a family or household member and violation of […]

Is Domestic Violence a Felony in Massachusetts?

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Domestic violence can be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.  In Massachusetts, domestic violence cases are often charged as assault and battery on a family or household member. The defendant’s criminal history and background will need to be examined in order to detect areas that may work in his or her favor. […]

Will I get Jail Time for Domestic Violence?

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When you’ve been charged with domestic violence, it can be difficult to know what the road ahead looks like as you face serious penalties and consequences. In the state of Massachusetts, domestic violence can carry jail time. It depends on the nature of the charges and if you have a history of arrests or jail […]