Restraining orders and orders of protection need to be taken seriously. Even if there is no basis for the order, it is important to respect the terms of the order and to challenge it through the proper legal channels. Any form of communication with the party who requested the restraining order, including simple text messages, may be considered a violation and could result in your being jailed. If a restraining order has been taken out against you or if you have been accused of a restraining order violation, get a strong legal defense right away.
Bedford-Concord defense attorney Peter G. DeGelleke has been handling criminal cases since 1977. He understands how to challenge orders of protection, how to defend against alleged violations and how to protect your rights every step of the way. For a free initial consultation regarding your case, complete an online contact form or call 781-275-0800.
Seek Knowledgeable Legal Advice Before Taking Any Other Actions
The charge of violating a restraining order is very serious. While occasionally the charge stems from a serious threat or assault, more commonly the allegation arises from fairly benign communications such as emails or messages passed through by friends.
If you are the subject of a restraining order, it is extremely important that you fully understand all of its terms, and that you seek legal advice before you do anything that will result in criminal charges. If you are charged, the case must be properly defended in order to achieve the most favorable outcome and to avoid serious consequences.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney
As an experienced Massachusetts defense lawyer, Peter G. DeGelleke is committed to providing excellent personal service to help his clients navigate the criminal justice system. When you hire him to defend you, he will devote his full attention to your case. Attorney DeGelleke will never delegate responsibility for your defense to a paralegal or a less experienced attorney without your permission. Complete an online contact form or call 781-275-0800 to set up a free initial consultation.