Victims of harassment, physical or emotional abuse, or someone threatened with physical abuse may obtain a 209A restraining order. Such an order may be issued ex parte (or without notice to the Defendant), but the person against whom the order was made must be given an opportunity to be heard in objection to an extension of such an order.
The issuance of an order will have an impact upon a firearms license, and may have an impact upon child custody, housing, and current or future employment.
The Massachusetts legislature has recently toughened up on domestic violence cases, increasing potential penalties, and providing the Commonwealth with opportunities to have persons charged with domestic violence held without bail during the pendency of a case. It is important for you to speak with an experience attorney as soon as possible in order to protect your rights.
Attorney Timmons has over sixteen years of experience representing clients charged with OUI. His office is located in North Andover, Massachusetts, and he is admitted to practice in all Massachusetts state and Federal courts.
Contact Attorney Timmons today for a complementary consultation.