Restraining Orders 209A
A Quincy, MA Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting for You
Also known as a restraining order, a 209A protective order is intended to protect individuals from abusive households, family members, and significant others.
209A protective orders can be filed against any individual who:
- Forced another individual to have sex or sexual contact through physical force or intimidation
- Made another individual fear for their safety
- Attempted to hurt another individual
- Physically harmed another individual
These court orders restrict the person against whom they are filed from doing certain things. If the individual does any of the things that they were specifically restricted from doing, it is considered a crime and the police can arrest them. They will then be charged and face long-lasting and far-reaching consequences.
209A protective orders can order an individual to do many things, including:
- Stay a certain distance away from another individual, as well as their home, school, work, etc.
- Stop abusing, harming, or threatening another person or their child
- Give all weapons, guns, and firearm identification cards to police
- Not contact another person or their child in any way
- Move out of another person’s home
- Pay child support or utility bills
If you were arrested for violating a 209A protective order that was filed against you, you need strong representation right away. Otherwise, you could be convicted and face exorbitant fines, probation, and even extensive jail time.
Flanagan & Associates Can Help You
At Flanagan & Associates, our criminal defense lawyer in Quincy, MA has over 15 years of experience fighting for clients charged with a variety of crimes. He and our skilled legal team will effectively navigate you through the complex legal system and work to reduce or completely dismiss the charges against you. We have a comprehensive understanding of Massachusetts laws regarding 209A protective orders and can help you make well-informed decisions about your future.
Our caring and capable legal team knows that good people often make mistakes, which is why we are committed to providing each and every one of our clients with the highest quality representation possible. You may have forgotten the specific conditions of the protective order that was filed against you when you violated it, or you may not have violated it at all. Either way, our attorney will ensure your entire side of the story is heard and we will relentlessly fight for the results you need.
You can trust us to provide the strong representation you deserve. Call (781) 808-3346 or contact us online to learn how our criminal defense attorney in Quincy can help you.