Restraining Orders

Protection Through Restraining Orders

Law Office of Kevin P. O'Malley, P.C.


Medford Domestic Restraining Order Attorney

A 209A order is a domestic abuse restraining order. The court only issues 209A restraining orders when the alleged abuser is a family or member of the household. A judge can order:

  • The abuse to end
  • No contact between the alleged abuser and victim or other family or household members
  • Attendance of a batterer’s intervention program
  • Temporary changes in custody and visitation rights
  • Payment for losses suffered by abuse
  • Surrender of firearms

Protection Through Restraining Orders

From serving papers on the abuser to fighting for yourself or your family in court, the process of asking for a 209A restraining order is emotionally difficult. Yet, if you have been the victim of physical, psychological or emotional domestic abuse, do not hesitate to ask for safety. Having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side can help make it easier.

Contact an experienced lawyer immediately to get the protection that you need.

Defending a 209A Restraining Order Charges

Courts often issue one-year restraining orders after quick hearings that do not cover all of the facts. They may also quickly order them during divorce proceedings. These orders are serious; they can prevent you from visiting your children or living where you would like. It is important to have all of the facts in your favor clearly presented and to have a strong defense.

seasoned criminal defense attorney can help you protect your freedom. At the Law Office of Kevin P. O’Malley, we have more than 20 years of experience defending clients facing charges such as restraining orders. We are prepared to help.

Have You Violated a 209A Restraining Order?

We often receive calls after the caller has violated a restraining order. If you violated your 209A order, you may face jail time or a treatment program. Whatever your reason for violating your restraining order, we will discuss the likelihood of reducing your consequences with you when you contact us.


Phone: 781-395-7070

Fax: 781-391-6919

Business Hours: 8a-5:00p M-F

Address: One Shipyard Way Suite 1190 Medford, MA 02155

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