Defending Your Domestic Violence Case in Massachusetts

Defending Your Domestic Violence Case in Massachusetts

One of the most common crimes in Massachusetts is Assault and Battery on a Family / Household Member, and other aggravated forms of this offense.  When charged with a domestic violence offense in Massachusetts, a defendant’s entire life can be…

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Harassment Prevention Orders in Massachusetts

Harassment Prevention Orders in Massachusetts

Under Massachusetts, there are two types of restraining orders.  The abuse prevention order provides protection from physical or sexual harm caused by a family member, spouse, or dating partner.  The harassment prevention order is aimed at restraining others from harassing,…

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Abuse Prevention Orders in Massachusetts

Abuse Prevention Orders in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, an abuse prevention order, or 209A order, is a civil order that provides protection from physical or sexual harm from a family or household member.  The Massachusetts Abuse Prevention Act defines “abuse” as the occurrence of one or…

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OUI Massachusetts Brave Act

OUI’s & MASSACHUSETTS’ BRAVE ACT

The brave men and women who serve in our military make the ultimate sacrifice.  Veterans go to some of the harshest places on earth to engage in conflicts that protect the rights and freedoms of all Americans. While they may…

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Pretrial Diversion

Pre-Trial Diversion in Massachusetts

Those charged with a crime in Massachusetts face the possibility of fines, probation, or imprisonment, or a combination of each.  However, in certain instances, a case can be disposed of with pre-trial diversion.  Those who are eligible for pre-trial diversion…

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Bail Hearing Massachusetts

The Process of Bail in Massachusetts

Once a person is charged with a crime in Massachusetts, he or she must initially appear before the Court for a procedure called an arraignment.  At the time of arraignment, not guilty pleas are entered as to the charged offense(s)…

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