Violation of Restraining Order

Having a Restraining Order issued against you is a civil action, not a criminal matter.  If, however, someone against whom a Restraining Order has been issued violates the provisions of that Order, that person may be charged with the crime of Violation of Restraining Order.

In order to be convicted of the crime of Violation of Restraining Order, the prosecutor must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
  1. That a court had issued an order prohibiting the defendant from abusing, contacting, to stay away from or vacate and remain away from the household;
  2. That the order was in effect on the date when its alleged violation occurred;
  3. That the defendant knew that the pertinent terms of the order were in effect, either by having received a copy of the order or have having learned of it in some other way; and
  4. That the defendant violated the order.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has a tremendous amount of experience in defending persons charged with the crime of Violation of Restraining Order and other related Sex Crimes and Crimes of Violence.

To schedule a Free Consultation and to discuss your criminal case with Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis, Contact Us Online or call 617-325-9500.