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Understanding Domestic Violence Laws in Massachusetts

In the State of Massachusetts, domestic violence (aka domestic abuse) is typically not a felony unless there are multiple occurrences, there was a use of a deadly weapon, or any other escalating circumstances. Additionally, it is important to note that violating a protective order is also considered a crime in Massachusetts.

Domestic violence laws cover every member of a household including:

  • Spouses
  • Inhabitants of the Household
  • Any Blood or Marriage Relations
  • And Children

Domestic violence/abuse is closely linked to assault & battery which may enhance the penalties/charges associated with your partiuclar case.

Arrest Procedures for Domestic Violence in Boston

While many people may not be aware of how the arrest process works when discussing domestic violence. The mandatory arrest policy pertains to when domestic violence is reported for example by a neighbor. In this case, if a neighbor was to call and say you and your significant another screaming at each other the police have to arrest one of you. While in many cases this can be beneficial to subduing the situation often the police make mistakes. While the police intend to the more culpable party, this is often the source of their error. The issue with Domestic Violence cases is that the alleged victim cannot just drop the charges like they could in a different type of case.

Testifying in Domestic Violence Cases: What to Expect

The next issue with the domestic violence system in Massachusetts is that unless you are married to the person, you may be forced to testify against them even if the entire situation is a mistake. On the other hand, in other types of cases where divorce is in the works attorneys will suggest that their client files a domestic violence charge to assist in gaining child custody.

Defend Your Rights: Navigating Domestic Violence Charges in Boston

Being charged with domestic violence in Massachusetts can have serious and long-lasting consequences. It is crucial to understand the potential outcomes and penalties associated with these charges. At DeGiacomo & Mikhlin, P.C., our experienced Brockton domestic violence lawyers are here to guide you through the legal process and protect your rights.

Consequences of domestic violence charges may include:

  • Permanent criminal record
  • Restraining orders and no-contact orders
  • Loss of child custody or visitation rights
  • Damage to personal and professional reputation
  • Difficulty finding employment or housing
  • Loss of firearm rights
  • Mandatory completion of anger management or counseling programs
  • Possible jail time and fines

It is important to remember that every case is unique, and the consequences can vary depending on the specific circumstances. Our dedicated legal team will work tirelessly to build a strong defense strategy tailored to your case, aiming to minimize the potential consequences and protect your future.

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Contact our Brockton domestic violence lawyers today for a free initial consultation. We are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need during this challenging time.

Experienced Domestic Violence Defense Team in Boston

Allegations of domestic violence can be life changing. Whether you had a fight with your significant other or you are being blamed for something that you did not do addressing your charges immediately is your best chance of getting off. Boston domestic violence lawyers James G. DeGiacomo and Sergey Mikhlin spent a portion of their careers working as prosecutors and were witness to hundreds of domestic violence cases. By seeing domestic violence cases from the other side of the courtroom, James G. DeGiacomo and Sergey Mikhlin has used his unique experience to develop winning strategies for all matters of cases. Our firm will work diligently to make sure that your case is handled quickly, professionally, and with discretion.

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