A Strong Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence allegations are an emotional area of law. In some cases, a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend may say things that are either not true or are exaggerations of what really happened. Regardless of whether the charges are true or false, it’s important to talk to an attorney who is well-versed in Massachusetts law. Otherwise, you will find the court system stacked against you.
At Cataldo Law Offices, L.L.C, our lawyers are here to prevent a domestic assault accusation from ruining your life. Our law office is in Franklin, we are also available in Wellesley, and we represent clients in the Boston metro area and throughout Massachusetts. Call 508-570-2025 for a free initial consultation.
Navigating The Massachusetts Court System
Massachusetts takes domestic violence charges extremely seriously. If police are called to your home during a domestic dispute, it’s very likely that someone will be arrested. Before you are convicted of anything, you could be subject to a protection or restraining order that:
- Forces you to move out of your home
- Forces you to wear a GPS device to ensure you do not go near the alleged victim and/or certain relatives
- Prevents you from contacting victim and/or certain relatives by phone or email
- Denies you visitation or child custody rights
If you violate the restraining order, you could be arrested and jailed.
If you are convicted of domestic violence, you can face jail time and a host of other consequences. For example, you may be barred from keeping or obtaining a firearm. You could lose your job, and finding a new job will be difficult with a domestic violence conviction on your record.
What If The Spousal Abuse Allegations Are False?
False accusations of spousal abuse are unfortunately common in divorce proceedings. Our attorneys know that and will stand by you if you are falsely accused. Our lawyers have extensive trial experience and will not hesitate to vigorously defend you and debunk those accusations.
What If The Alleged Victim Wants To Drop The Charges?
Many Massachusetts district attorneys have a policy not to drop the domestic violence charges, even if the alleged victim recants. To defend yourself against the state, you will need an aggressive attorney.
Given the stakes involved, it is imperative to seek an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. We will immediately go to work to present weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, with the goal of obtaining a dismissal of charges, an acquittal at trial or a favorable plea agreement. We will also work to minimize any collateral damages of a domestic battery accusation on your life.