Domestic Assault and Battery


Domestic Assault Defense in Boston

In Massachusetts, a domestic restraining order is known as a “209A order.” Such orders are first issued temporarily, usually without the subject of the order being present. He or she can defend against this restraining order at a hearing that is held 10 days after the temporary 209A is issued.

The consequences of a 209A restraining order

If you are the subject of a 209A restraining order, it is essential to have experienced representation at these hearings because the orders, once permanent, can prevent you from seeing your children or being in the same neighborhood as your spouse. Even more important, it is very easy to violate these orders unwittingly and then be charged with the criminal offense of violating a 209A.

A convenient location

At the law firm of the Denner Criminal Defense Group, our lawyers have many years of experience representing clients in civil hearings after a temporary 209A is issued. We also defend people against the criminal charge of violating a 209A.

Contact us at our Boston office for any matter related to a Massachusetts domestic restraining order, Or call toll-free at 866-370-5422.

Types of domestic assault charges

In addition to representing people charged with violating a restraining order, our lawyers defend individuals charged with other types of domestic violence, including:

  • Domestic assault and battery
  • Criminal harassment
  • Stalking
  • Threats

Domestic violence often a factor in divorce proceedings

Domestic assault can be between spouses, domestic partners, parents and children, or grandparents and grandchildren. It is often a factor in divorce proceedings, with one party accusing the other of committing domestic violence and seeking a restraining order in revenge for perceived or real slights and difficulties.

Investigating to get at the truth

Our lawyers rely on experts and investigators to identify witnesses to the alleged assault, battery or harassment. We interview these witnesses and determine whether a self-defense argument is appropriate. We have successfully employed these and other strategies in numerous cases.

Working to minimize the immigration consequences of an assault charge

Our lawyers are keenly aware of the immigration consequences of conviction on a charge of domestic assault and battery or other domestic violence charges. Conviction can lead to deportation and removal proceedings for many visa and green card holders. We work hard to get the charges reduced or dismissed to minimize the possibility of removal from the country.

Standing by you from the beginning of your case

Our law firm is committed to providing a strong defense at every stage of the proceedings against you. We represent clients from initial investigation to post-conviction appeals and at every other step, including:

  • Initial investigation
  • Extradition
  • Arrest
  • Grand jury indictment
  • Charging
  • Bail hearing
  • Arraignment
  • Plea negotiations
  • Trial
  • Verdict
  • Pre-sentencing investigation and reports
  • Post-conviction appeals, writs and motions
  • Probation
  • Jail or prison
  • Parole

A record of success for clients

If you have been charged with or are being investigated for domestic assault and battery or for violating a 209A, consult with attorneys who have a reputation for success in these types of cases.

Contact the Denner Criminal Defense Group at our office in Boston (617-500-4398) or by calling toll-free 866-370-5422.

We are available to respond to emergencies at all times, including evenings and weekends. Staff can accommodate clients speaking Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and some Southeast Asian languages. We offer translators for any other languages.


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Contact the Denner Criminal Defense Group

For aggressive representation and sound legal counsel, contact the Denner Criminal Defense Group. We are highly experienced in a wide range of practice areas, including criminal law, white collar crimes and the ensuing civil consequences of those crimes. Our team advocates for clients in even the most complex and high-profile cases.

Call Our Boston Law Offices 866-370-5422

For a consultation, call us toll-free at 866-370-5422. We welcome clients who speak languages other than English, including Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and some South Asian languages. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Boston Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Denner Criminal Defense Group is a nationally recognized law firm with an accomplished team of defense attorneys, investigators, and forensic experts. We are known for our aggressive criminal defense representation and unwavering commitment to our clients.

Denner Criminal Defense Group

4 Longfellow Place, 35th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-227-2800
Fax: 617-973-1562
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