You need to speak with a Massachusetts Criminal Harassment attorney if you have been accused of harassing someone. Criminal harassment is a serious crime in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts criminal harassment law is a broad statue that carries very harsh penalties. A charge of criminal harassment should not be taken lightly. Even if the accuser is someone that you don’t believe, you need to take a criminal harassment charge very seriously. A conviction on criminal harassment in Massachusetts can result in a term of probation with certain conditions, fines and costs or even a sentence of jail.
Harassment cases are treated seriously by the District Attorney’s office in all counties of Massachusetts. In a cases of criminal harassment the alleged victim is a given certain rights under the Massachusetts Victim’s bill of rights.
If you have been charged with criminal harassment in Massachusetts call 617 479-1800 and speak with Attorney Patrick Donovan today.
WHAT IS THE MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL HARASSMENT LAW?
In order to prove criminal harassment in Massachusetts the assistant District Attorney must prove the following elements.
1.) did commit the crime of criminal harassment, in that over a period of time between
2.) or she did willfully and maliciously engage in a knowing pattern of conduct or series of acts directed at a specific person, which
3.) did seriously alarm such person and would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress,
WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATING THE MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL HARASSMENT LAW?
If convicted the penalty for Massachusetts criminal harassment is a house of correction sentence of not more than 2½ years; or a fine of not more than $1000 fine; or both.
ARE THERE LEGAL DEFENSES TO CRIMINAL HARASSMENT IN MASSACHUSETTS?
Yes there are many legal defenses to Criminal Harassment charges in Massachusetts. If you have been charged with criminal harassment in Boston or anywhere in Massachusetts Attorney Patrick Donovan can help with your defense. First, an Attorney Donovan knows that there must be a set amount of distinct harassing events. Second, the harassing events must directed specifically at someone. Attorney Donovan can fight this charge for you.
MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL HARASSMENT ATTORNEY
Attorney Patrick T. Donovan has represented many clients who have been charged with Massachusetts criminal harassment in Boston and throughout the state of Massachusetts. Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan is committed to aggressively pursuing the best possible outcome for each and every one of his clients.
A former prosecutor, Attorney Donovan is well aware of the many legal strategies both law enforcement and district attorneys will use when trying to get a criminal harassment conviction. Attorney Donovan uses his prior training and knowledge as an Assistant District Attorney to his clients’ advantage by challenging evidence submitted by state lawyers, investigating faulty law enforcement procedures, and ultimately building the strongest case possible for every single one of his clients.
Contact Attorney Patrick T. Donovan today for your free initial consultation at (617)479-1800
Best Criminal Harassment Attorney
Attorney Donovan offers free consultations. His office is conveniently located in Quincy close to route 93. Attorney Donovan also offers shuttle service to and from home. Quincy Criminal Attorney Donovan offers both evening and weekend consultations and will meet at places convenient to the client. Call attorney Patrick Donovan at (617) 479-1800 for your free consultations.
CALL THE LAW OFFICE OF PATRICK T. DONOVAN TODAY FOR YOUR FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION AT (617) 479-1800.
Boston Criminal Attorney Patrick T. Donovan handles cases for clients located in: Boston, Dorchester, West Roxbury, South Boston, East Boston, Quincy District Court , Milton, Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Rockland, Amherst, Dedham, Norwood, Cambridge, Somerville, Westwood, Needham, Wellesley, Stoughton, Brockton, Canton, Sharon, Avon, Revere, All of Cape Cod. Plymouth, Duxbury, Hanover.