RESTRAINING ORDER VIOlation
A restraining order or 209A order is a “no abuse” and often a “no contact” order granted by a District Court or Probate Judge because someone has claimed to be the victim of abuse or threats by a family member , someone they live with, or someone they have a dating relationship.
Although a restraining order starts out as a civil matter, if someone accuses you of breaking a term of a restraining order (such as a phoning or texting the person who has the order against you) you will be charged criminal with violation of a restraining order. In Massachusetts if you are conviction of violation of restraining order you face the possible jail term of 2 ½ years and/or a requirement of attending a certified batterer program that is costly and time consuming. If you or a loved one has been charged with violation a restraining order, we have the experience to know that sometimes the restraining order process is abused; if you are a victim of false allegations, we can help you defend yourself.