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Massachusetts Domestic Violence Lawyers

Top-Notch Legal Defense for the Accused in Southborough & Beyond

To be accused of a violent crime is always a serious matter. When it comes to allegations of family violence or domestic abuse, the social repercussions can be felt immediately, and a criminal conviction would follow you on your record for life. If you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence, and/or a restraining order has been filed against you, you need honest, zealous, and experienced legal defense. You can turn to Miller Law Group, P.C. today to find the proven advocacy you deserve.

Call (888) 874-2142 today to speak with a lawyer in a free, no-obligation consultation.

Possible Sentencing for a Domestic Abuse Conviction

For a violent crime to be considered domestic violence in the first place, you would need to be charged with stalking, harming, or threatening a person with whom you have a specific type of relationship.

If you're charged with abuse of one of these parties, the charge will be one of domestic abuse:

  • Relative, by blood or marriage
  • Spouse or ex-spouse
  • FiancĂ©(e) or ex-fiancĂ©(e)
  • Significant other or ex
  • Roommate or housemate

A mere accusation could lead to your arrest and a minimum of six hours in jail before you can get bailed out. You may even be faced with a curfew thereafter and be required to forfeit any firearms you own.

If convicted of domestic assault and battery in Massachusetts, you could face:

  • Up to 2.5 years of imprisonment
  • A $5,000 fine

For any repeat offenses, the possible prison time could be doubled, unlike in simple assault and battery cases. In many of these cases, the person who brought the accusations will also have filed a restraining order, or abuse prevention order. Violating an abuse prevention order can yield a 2.5-year jail sentence and a $5,000 fine on its own. A violation wouldn't even need to be another instance of alleged physical violence; it could be as simple as approaching a residence or campus that the order prohibits you from visiting. Whatever challenges you're facing in your domestic violence case, you can rely on our Southborough criminal defense lawyers.

Is Domestic Violence a Misdemeanor or a Felony in Massachusetts?

Depending on the severity of the crime, domestic violence can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony in Massachusetts. But these charges can be complex. Before an arrest, an accused person may be served a restraining order that can deny visitation rights, require a GPS device be worn, and more.

Accusations of domestic violence are taken incredibly seriously in Massachusetts. Even if the alleged victim recants their accusation, the state may not drop the charges.

Southborough Defense Lawyers Backed by Nearly 100 Years' Shared Experience

No case is too complex for us. Our domestic violence defense lawyers are ready with proven insight and world-class resources to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. In fact, with our significant experience in family law, we realize that these accusations may stem from an ex or co-parent trying to fight dirty in a divorce or custody case. No matter how far-reaching your case is, we may be able to help you fight for justice in every legal arena it takes to help you demand justice.

Take the first step in building your defense. Call (888) 874-2142 to request your free consultation with a Southborough domestic violence attorney.

Our offices are in Southborough, Mansfield, Burlington, Danvers, and Dedham. From there we defend clients across the state, including in Beverly, Cambridge, Plymouth, Quincy, Woburn, and Worcester.

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