Massachusetts Restraining Orders
Attorney James G. DeGiacomo assists both plaintiffs and defendants in restraining orders (both Abuse Prevention Orders and Harassment Prevention Orders). Abuse Prevention Orders are governed by MGL c. 209A, and are granted when the plaintiff and the defendant are considered Family/Household Members. Harassment Prevention Orders are governed by MGL c. 258E, and are granted when the plaintiff can show that the defendant has engaged in a pattern of three or more instances of harassment. Both types of restraining orders are civil orders, however, a violation of either order is a criminal offense and can result in significant jail time.
As an experienced litigation attorney and a former prosecutor, Attorney James G. DeGiacomo understands the issues that judges consider when granting or denying restraining orders. Prior to going to court, it is important to understand what must be shown for a judge to grant these orders. In addition, you must know the ramifications of these orders, which can include temporary custody of children, the removal from a home, and even limited access to a town or city. If you have been served with a restraining order, or if you already have a pending restraining order that you want assistance with, contact Attorney James G. DeGiacomo today for a review of your case. Attorney James G. DeGiacomo will meet with you to prepare your case and will appear in court with you to ensure your interests are heard.
Call Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer James G. DeGiacomo now at (617) 941-3666 for your FREE Case Evaluation.
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Represented Clients in MA District, Superior, & Appellate Courts