Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is one of the most commonly filed charges in Massachusetts. Many times, simple arguments or altercations between people lead to calls for police intervention when emotions are escalated and accusations are flying. In Massachusetts, even if you are merely accused of domestic violence, the police often have no choice but to arrest you and bring you to jail. Frequently, the accused was caught in a situation where he/she was innocent, had to defend him/herself, or the other side was lying or exaggerating the other's actions to gain an upper hand through the criminal justice system. Nonetheless, you are now forced to defend yourself to avoid jail time, fines, community service, probation, or other undeserved penalties. Don't face the legal system alone. Let the skilled, experience Boston domestic violence attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. handle your case.

The Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy domestic violence defense lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. understand that domestic violence can permanently damage families. Too often, however, false or exaggerated domestic violence allegations hurt innocent people. Massachusetts has a system in place that is primarily designed to protect the victims of domestic violence, but there are also people who are merely looking for an advantage in a related divorce, child custody, or family law matter. Talk to a domestic violence defense attorney at Bellotti Law Group, in Boston, Cambridge and Quincy, Massachusetts at 617-225-2100. We have successfully handled hundreds of domestic violence cases and often attain not guilty verdicts and dismissal of charges.

Many Negative Effects

A conviction for domestic violence can ruin your reputation and the damages can extend beyond criminal liability. Your personal and professional life is at risk. Once a domestic violence charge is issued, you may have difficulty maintaining or gaining employment, personal relationships, and social connections. As for criminal liability, a conviction has harsh punishments, including potential incarceration, hefty fines, community service, probation, and other penalties. If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense, it is imperative to contact the experienced and savvy criminal defense attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. to help avoid, or at least minimize, these damaging consequences.

Be Aware

Police, prosecutors and judges are under pressure to act decisively — even when there is no clear evidence of domestic violence. At Bellotti Law Group, our criminal defense lawyers know that domestic violence allegations are often used to gain the upper hand in a divorce or child custody action.

Restraining Orders

Following a domestic violence incident, one party may seek a restraining order. That order can keep you from your home and from seeing your children. The restraining order also becomes part of the public record. Talk to a defense attorney about your rights.

Know Your Rights

Being arrested does not mean you have to take whatever your accuser and the prosecutor dish out. You have rights. You owe it to yourself and your family to get this matter resolved. Our lawyers have guided many people through this issue. We know the law, the justice system, and your rights.

Protect Your Future

A conviction on domestic violence charges can mean a loss of freedom. You may also be subject to a permanent restraining order that would keep you from having a normal relationship with your children. The resulting criminal record can have a profound effect on your ability to get a job or a professional license.

Quick Action Is Imperative

There are many legitimate reasons why you should escape criminal liability following a domestic violence charge. You may have been falsely accused, simply defending yourself, or the other party may be lying/exaggerating to gain the upper hand. Each domestic violence case is unique and requires an experienced, skilled defense attorney to uncover and expose all the circumstances surrounding a domestic violence charge. The criminal defense lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. begin negotiating on your behalf immediately and start building evidence to successfully argue your case. We aggressively and thoroughly review any evidence the police have collected against you and carefully build the best defense possible on your behalf.

If you are facing domestic violence charges, talk with a lawyer who will listen to your story carefully and develop a strong defense strategy. Contact the criminal defense lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. We have attorneys licensed to practice in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. We have successfully handled hundreds of domestic violence cases and know that many times a person has been wrongly accused of domestic violence in an attempt to damage one's reputation and gain an upper hand in divorce or custody matters. No matter the circumstances surrounding your case, the attorneys at Bellotti Law carefully assess your case and present the best possible criminal defense on your behalf.

Bellotti Law Group, P.C. serves Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, Braintree, the South Shore, and all of Massachusetts. Contact us today at 617-225-2100. You can also contact us through our online form and we will promptly respond.

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