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Criminal Lawyer Quincy MA


 Harassment prevention orders aren't restricted to particular types of relationships.

Criminal Defense Attorney South Shor MA


  • Experienced Former Massachusetts Prosecutor

  • Aggressive Criminal Defender in over 50 Courts

  • Former Director of Statewide Task Force



" Every case and every client is different... I evaluate how any course of action or outcome will affect you, your family and your life "

You can ask for a Harassment Prevention Order (a "258E Order) from a judge if you’re suffering from harassment because someone has committed 3 or more acts:

  • That were willful and malicious. This means it was done on purpose and was done for cruelty, hostility or revenge

  • Were aimed at you.

  • Were intended to cause you fear, intimidation, abuse, or damage to property. “Abuse” means causing or attempting to cause physical harm, or causing fear of imminent serious physical harm.

  • Did in fact cause you fear, intimidation, abuse or damage to property


  • Someone has forced you to have sex or threatened you into having sex at least once


  • Someone has committed 1 of these crimes against you at least once:

    • Indecent assault and battery

    • Rape

    • Statutory rape

    • Assault with intent to rape

    • Enticement of a child

    • Criminal stalking

    • Criminal harassment

    • Drugging for sexual intercourse


A harassment prevention order can be requested and granted during regular business hours or by an on-call judge after hours. In both cases, the person seeking the order (plaintiff) goes before a judge and swears an affidavit detailing the reasons they need the order.

When you receive the order, you have an absolute right to a hearing involving both parties. This is your chance to argue against the order and present evidence supporting your case, explaining why the order should not be issued. It's often the only opportunity to share your perspective.

If the respondent consents or does not appear to contest the order, it will be granted the vast majority of the time. The order can include temporary custody of minor children and may also set a temporary monetary value of support.

If you or someone you care about has been served with a restraining order, contact Attorney Michael Bradley to safeguard your rights at (617) 602-5039.



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