Domestic Violence

If you have been charged or arrested on an allegation of domestic violence, or if you think you may be accused of domestic violence and that a warrant for your arrest may be issued, it is important that you immediately contact Massachusetts Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert J. Wheeler by calling 617-973-5858 or click here to send an email.

Domestic violence is an "umbrella" term that encompasses many different types of crimes. The term is most often used when a person is accused of a physical crime of violence against another person who they currently have a relationship or had a relationship in the past. This includes couples who are dating, cohabitating, married, as well as people who are members of a family: siblings, parents, grandparents, and step-family members. The term includes allegations violations of a domestic restraining order also known as a 209A order in Massachusetts. Violation of the strict terms of a domestic or 209A restraining order is an independent offense that is treated with the utmost degree of seriousness and often results in the imposition of incarceration for those convicted of the offense. Also included as domestic violence offences are stalking, threats, assault, intimidation of a witness and criminal harassment.

This is a highly emotional area of the law and requires the level headed thinking and practical approach of a knowledgeable Massachusetts Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Lawyer. Robert Wheeler has successfully represented many individuals in these matters.

Domestic violence crimes can be categorized as either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the severity of the allegations and surrounding circumstances. An arrest for domestic violence is often accompanied by Orders of Protection or Restraining Orders, which can severely limit where the accused may live, work or travel.

Sometimes the domestic violence laws are misused and charges are brought when a divorce is pending and child custody has become a struggle. Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. has experience in this special area and knows that protecting parent's rights to be a part of their children's lives must be taken seriously.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need an aggressive Massachusetts Domestic Violence Lawyer to protect your freedom and your rights. You want to speak with Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. Contact his office today by calling 617-973-5858. He is available to speak with you 24/7.