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If a relative or someone close to you has filed a restraining order against you, your whole life can be upended. While "innocent until proven guilty" is a cornerstone of our criminal justice system, the court of public opinion can be quick to turn against someone, even when allegations are later proved to be false. This is a situation where you need to find world-class representation as quickly as possible.
Miller Law Group, P.C. is a team of experienced, trial-tested attorneys. We bring decades of collective experience to the family law and criminal defense cases we handle, and we are uniquely qualified to handle the full range of issues that a restraining order creates. From temporary order hearings and domestic violence defense cases to custody battles, our Massachusetts law firm can fully protect your rights and interests.
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What a 209A Abuse Protection Order Can Do
When a criminal charge is filed, the defendant is owed due process. You have the right to an attorney, and you should have time to work with your attorney to build a strong defense. However, when it comes to restraining order hearings, you may not have the right to representation, so you must hire an attorney yourself, or face the process alone.
If a judge grants a restraining order, you would immediately be prohibited from:
- Seeing and contacting your spouse, significant other, ex (whoever filed the order), and often their children and others close them as well
- Living in the same house as the accuser (in cases of a romantic partner or housemate being the filer)
- Coming within a specified distance of the accuser's workplace, school, residence, etc.
- Owning or purchasing firearms
Can You Remove a Restraining Order?
Usually, the petitioner is the only person who can cancel a restraining order. If there is already a restraining order against you, then you should talk to a lawyer immediately about your legal options. As unjust as the restraining order may be, you still need to be careful to abide by its terms as long as it is in effect. Violating an abuse prevention order is a crime in itself. Something as simple as approaching the accuser's place of work could be considered a violation that carries the possible sentence of 2.5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
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Miller Law Group, P.C. is proud to advocate for the wrongfully accused and stand for justice. We offer decades of insight, trial-tested experience, and world-class resources for your defense. In urgent matters such as these, you can't afford to wait to find the right attorney. See how our proven litigators can help you defend your rights, reputation, and future.
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