Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders

Accusations of domestic violence are treated very seriously in Massachusetts courts. Police and prosecutors are known to bring significant criminal charges, including felony offenses, against people accused of domestic abuse. The stigma associated with domestic violence charges can be significant. Even outside criminal court, allegations of domestic violence can be used as leverage in divorce proceedings, custody battles, civil suits, and other contexts to improve the standing of one party over the other. The stakes in domestic violence cases are large. If you are accused of domestic violence, you need a successful criminal defense attorney ready to defend both your liberty and your reputation.

Boston Domestic Violence Attorney David J. Grimaldi has successfully defended numerous clients accused of domestic abuse by spouses, significant others, and family members. From charges including domestic assault and battery, stalking, harassment, and murder, Attorney Grimaldi has defended clients accused of all kinds of domestic crimes. Attorney Grimaldi has won dismissal of domestic violence charges for his clients prior to trial, and he has won not guilty verdicts for his clients at trial. No matter the case, Attorney Grimaldi knows what it takes to prepare a strong defense against domestic violence allegations.

A good defense investigation is often essential to success in domestic violence cases. Obtaining text messages, photographs, videos, documentation, and other materials that reveal the true nature and context of the relationship can be very important. Interviewing witnesses with pertinent information is also essential. In past cases, Boston Domestic Violence Attorney Grimaldi has obtained key evidence from sources outside the courthouse, including surveillance video and text messages, that directly led to dismissal of the domestic charges inside the courthouse.

In most domestic cases, it is essential to do a thorough investigation of the alleged victim’s background in order to prepare the defense. By discovering the alleged victim’s motive to lie about the allegations, Attorney Grimaldi has won acquittals for his clients in domestic violence cases in both District and Superior Courts.

In addition to criminal charges, a person alleging domestic abuse can also seek a restraining order against their partner or family member. In fact, the police typically advise accusers to seek restraining orders in domestic cases. Restraining orders, while civil and not criminal in nature, have serious repercussions to the opposing party. For example, the alleged victim can seek to use the restraining order as a tool against the defendant in other legal contexts. Further, if the alleged victim later alleges a violation of the restraining order, the defendant will likely be charged with additional criminal offenses. With criminal charges before the court, a judge may even send the accused person to jail pending trial.

Boston Restraining Order Attorney David J. Grimaldi has represented many clients in restraining order cases. Whether a plaintiff is seeking a restraining order against the client for the first time, or whether the prosecution alleges the client violated the restraining order, Attorney Grimaldi knows what it takes to defend against restraining order cases. Attorney Grimaldi has successfully cross-examined numerous alleged victims of domestic abuse, and he knows how to present restraining order cases persuasively for his clients’ benefit.

If you are charged with domestic violence or subject to a restraining order, time is of the essence. You need a successful defense lawyer committed to winning your case. Contact Attorney David J. Grimaldi at (617) 661-1529 or online today.

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