Greater Boston Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Chapman & Chapman, P.C., brings 25 years of practical experience in criminal law to protect the interests of those who stand accused of domestic violence or related charges in Greater Boston and such North Shore communities as Salem, Lynn and Beverly. Even though many domestic violence cases are filed as misdemeanors, courts and district attorneys take allegations of abuse very serious, and often seek extremely harsh penalties. Many district attorneys will seek pretrial detention of anyone accused of domestic violence or a restraining order violation, and will not drop the case even when the evidence is very weak.

Free Consultation in North Shore Domestic Violence Defense: Call 617-884-6400

Contact us in Chelsea or Salem to learn about the best ways to meet and overcome domestic violence allegations while protecting your long-term interests. The first telephone consultation is free, and you’ll be working directly with a trial attorney with a statewide reputation for excellence in criminal defense.

Randy Chapman is a former Essex County assistant district attorney with 25 years of practice. He’s the immediate past president of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a former chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section. Mr. Chapman has been listed as a New England Super Lawyer in Boston Magazine for the last three years, and he holds a perfect 10.0 Superb rating under Avvo’s 10-point attorney evaluation system.

While the immediate objective in domestic violence defense is to avoid conviction on a charge of assault and battery or violation of a restraining order, the greatest risks in a family case usually involve the continuing stigma associated with the charge. Many licensed professionals will find themselves subject to disciplinary proceedings and license suspension upon conviction of domestic violence. Loss of gun rights follows not only a conviction but also the issuance of a restraining order, which will derail the career of a police officer or security professional.

Criminal problems with domestic violence will also complicate family law disputes concerning child custody and visitation. In most situations, it is unrealistic to expect a grant of primary custody or unsupervised visitation of your child while a restraining order is in place and criminal charges remain unresolved.

Dependable Advice About Restraining Orders and Harassment Orders

Randy Chapman’s experience with difficult domestic violence cases can go far toward expanding your options toward a positive outcome in cases of spousal abuse or other family violence charges, restraining order proceedings, or the harassment orders that are now available in Massachusetts to apply to problems between neighbors, co-workers or other non-intimate relationships.

For additional information about the best ways to protect your immediate and continuing interests, contact a Massachusetts domestic violence defense attorney at Chapman & Chapman in Chelsea and Salem.