Boston Domestic Violence Attorney Jeff Murad
As of August 8th, 2014 there have been updated domestic violence and assault laws in Massachusetts. While they brought a great number of changes, the laws created new crimes as well as changes in court proceedings and the penalties involved. This makes the need for Boston Domestic Violence Attorney’s ever increasing.
Boston Domestic Violence Crimes
Domestic Assault and Aggravated Domestic Assault
With the separation of domestic assault and assault and battery, Boston Domestic Violence Attorney’s have been on their toes developing new strategies to assist them in building quality defenses. Now for a case to move from domestic assault to aggravated domestic assault, the victim must have assaulted AND battered by the defendant. The defendant must also have been held accountable for a previous domestic assault or assault and battery.
Strangulation is taken very seriously in Massachusetts. If you have been arrested for strangulation, it is in imperative that you contact a Boston Domestic Violence Attorney immediately. Strangulation is punishable by jail time of up to 2.5 years of jail time going all the way up to five years in prison. If your crime is found to be aggravated, then the prison term can be up to 10 years in prison.
As you can see things have changed dramatically over the last few years. If you believe that you are under investigation for, or you have been arrested for a crime of domestic violence, you should contact an Boston Domestic Violence attorney immediately. At Murad Law, we are dedicated to giving out clients the absolute best results. Our experience comes from practicing law for over 100 years in this time we have developed the skills and techniques to combat the prosecution. If you are arrested and would like to contact one of our Boston Domestic Violence Attorney’s feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation. We are available at anytime at 617-227-4648.