Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders
Massachusetts Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Were the police called to your home to investigate allegations of domestic violence? If you have been arrested for domestic violence, it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to understand your rights, protect your future and preserve future contact with your family. Contact Alekman DiTusa, LLC for a free initial consultation.
Domestic violence involves physically, emotionally or verbally abusive conduct between intimate partners (or former intimate partners), family members or household members. Domestic violence may include:
Sexual assault/marital rape
Other family violence
Understanding Massachusetts’ Domestic Violence Laws
Alekman DiTusa, LLC are experienced criminal defense lawyers in Springfield, Massachusetts. With years of experience defending clients, we know the laws and know what it takes to provide clients with solid defense representation. We can help you understand your case and fight to preserve your rights.
Under Massachusetts law, police are required to arrest anyone suspected of committing any form of domestic violence. Therefore, even if the police are called to your home by neighbors who overheard a fight between spouses, the police may make an arrest if they suspect abuse has occurred. At this point, the case is out of your hands. Once the police make an arrest, it is up to the prosecutor to determine whether or not to file criminal charges – even if the case is recanted by the alleged victim.
Your Future is Important to Us
If you have been charged with domestic violence or served a restraining order (order of protection) in Massachusetts, contact the criminal defense lawyers at Alekman DiTusa, LLC to discuss your case.