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For over 20 years, Jack Diamond has built a reputation of being reliable, successful and extensively educated. These valuable qualities can work in you favor if you choose us to defend your domestic violence case. Such accusations can leave a devastating imprint on your future and family without the help of our legal counsel. The longer you wait to contact us, the more time prosecutors gain to devise a plan to portray you as a dangerous person who must be put behind bars.

If you are facing charges for domestic violence in Boston, don't face your charges alone. Contact us today to start your defense.


We understand how stressful a domestic violence charge can be, especially if you didn’t realize you were committing abuse in the first place. Whether the act was intentional or not, the court will try to pursue maximum penalties against you. Luckily, our attorney has prosecutorial experience as well, and we will use our knowledge of the other side of the courtroom to give your case an advantage in court.

Massachusetts defines domestic violence as abuse in the form of one or more of the following acts between family or household members:

  • Attempting to cause or causing physical harm
  • Placing another in fear of imminent serious physical harm
  • Causing another to engage involuntarily in sexual relations by force, threat or duress

'Family or household members’ are persons who:

  • Are or were married to one another
  • Are or were residing together in the same household
  • Are or were related by blood or marriage
  • Have a child in common regardless of whether they have ever married or lived together
  • Are or have been in a substantive dating or engagement relationship


Massachusetts may attempt to charge you for a number of penalties in the forms of a misdemeanor, felony or both. Although misdemeanors are viewed as less serious than felonies, the repercussions are harmful nonetheless. Penalties for misdemeanor domestic violence charge include up to 30 months in jail, a $1,000 fine and completion of the Certified Batter's Program or anger management. For a felony domestic violence charge you could be facing 5-15 years in prison and hefty fines.

Charges you may face include, but are not limited to:

  • Assault and battery
  • Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
  • Violating a 209A restraining order
  • Witness intimidation
  • Stalking

Does a restraining order ruin your life?

In Massachusetts a restraining order (also known as a protective order) is ordered by the court to require the defendant to stay away from the plaintiff. Violating a protective order can result in serious penalties.

A restraining order can be issued if domestic abuse is found. It can include the following requirements:

  • Paying the plaintiff’s attorney fees
  • Counseling
  • Paying child support or spousal support
  • Paying restitution for consequences of the abuse such as medical expenses, lost earnings etc.
  • Vacating residence or workplace
  • Loss of child custody
  • No contact with the plaintiff or the children
  • Restricted visitation with children

If a protective order is violated, it is punishable by a $5,000 fine and up to two and a half years in jail. If you are facing a restraining order, get the help of an experienced Boston domestic violence attorney with the skill to fight for your rights.

Why You Need Our Boston Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

With experience on both sides of the courtroom, our skilled Boston domestic violence attorney at Jack Diamond Law Offices obtains key insider knowledge on how prosecutors think and act in situations like yours. With this insight, our team can craft a hard-hitting legal case designed to bring promising results. We have an excellent reputation for being one of the state’s most knowledgeable and relentless advocates and are confident in our ability to see justice served on your behalf.

Facing charges for domestic violence? Contact our firm at (617) 925-6772 for your free consultation!