Every story has two sides, and we will believe your version of events. We work hard to show that the alleged victim is fabricating or exaggerating the allegations, and we create a reasonable doubt in the minds of the prosecutor, judge and jury. We also work with counseling experts if the client can benefit from treatment in order to show that an act of poor judgment was a one-time event that is unlikely to be repeated.
We defend clients throughout Massachusetts against domestic violence charges.
A Domestic Violence Conviction Has Serious Consequences
Domestic violence is a common charge in Massachusetts and can arise from an allegation of assault, battery, forced sexual relations, stalking or harassment between people in a domestic relationship.
A domestic relationship can be found between current or former spouses, current or former members of the same household, people who have children together, persons who are dating or formerly dated, or those related by blood or marriage.
If convicted, the consequences are severe.
Misdemeanor domestic violence charges are punishable by up to 30 months in prison and fines up to $1,000. You have to complete a court-ordered anger management program with dozens of sessions over many months. You will have a permanent criminal record. It can adversely affect you in your employment, housing and higher education, not to mention how co-workers, relatives, neighbors and the police will view you.
You can also be charged with felonies if the alleged victim suffered serious injuries, is a senior citizen or was pregnant at the time of the incident. The consequences of a conviction can be even more serious – up to 15 years in prison.
Contact Our Firm
The best way to protect yourself – and your future – is to consult with experienced criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible. You will be able to reach one of us when questions arise, and we ensure that you will have the best defense possible. To get started, call our firm at 617-404-9683 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.