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Protecting Your Rights During Harassment Order And Restraining Order Petitions

Massachusetts courts take restraining orders and harassment protection orders extremely seriously. In some cases, the orders stand in the way of serious violence. But not every case warrants a restraining order. All too often, individuals subject to restraining orders are also subject to loss of civil rights, an inability to visit necessary establishments and other serious consequences. Anyone can bring a protective order against you; we stand by your side.

The Law Office of Philip L. Arnel is a Boston area law firm with a reputation for successful and fierce advocacy. Our founding attorney, Philip L. Arnel, is passionate and highly effective. Schedule a time to talk with our office by calling 781-708-4137.

What Happens If You Violate A Restraining Order?

When accused of violating a restraining order, you should immediately consult with your lawyer. A protective order is a very serious thing, and violations lead to substantial consequences, including:

  • Criminal charges that may involve jail time, similar to charges for criminal stalking or harassment
  • Expensive monies paid to the plaintiff
  • Decreased negotiating power in civil proceedings like child custody disputes

If you are found in violation of a restraining order, even unintentionally, legal punishment will follow. As your attorney, we can help determine if there is substantial evidence on your side and mitigate the repercussions.

Relentless Defense Known To Succeed

At the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel, our firm has an overwhelming record of success in trials and hearings. We understand more than just the law; we understand the detailed and varied ways the court applies the law. We are meticulous and zealous defense attorneys. Talk with us today.