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Restraining Orders

We will help you. While the process of obtaining a restraining order is civil in nature, a violation of a restraining order is a criminal offense that carries up to two and one-half years of jail time, a fine up to $5,000, or both.

The lawyers of Manzi, Seccareccio & Merwin, P.C., of Lowell, Massachusetts, are ready to help you obtain a 209A or 258E restraining order or defend against a restraining order case someone has brought against you.

The Purpose Of Domestic Restraining Orders

A domestic relations restraining order (209A) is intended to protect a person from abuse from a spouse, former spouse, family member, boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancée, fiancé, or household member.

Obtaining Harassment Prevention Orders

A harassment prevention order (258E) is intended to protect a person from harassment from another person, whether or not the parties are in a family, dating or household relationship. In order to obtain a harassment prevention order, the plaintiff must prove he/she is: (i) the victim of three or more instances of harassment, OR (ii) the victim of a sexual assault or the victim of stalking.

Let Us Serve You

The lawyers of Manzi, Seccareccio & Merwin, P.C., have a combined 35 years of legal experience. To arrange for an initial consultation, please contact our Lowell office at 978-703-8517 or our Woburn office at 781-304-8864.