Anyone facing assault and battery cases in Massachusetts will be charged under the new domestic abuse law, where the alleged victim is a family or household member. Some of the new provisions of the law include:
- Prohibition of Release from Custody within Six Hours of Arrest, unless Bail is set in open court by a Judge;
- Mandatory Certified Batterer’s Intervention Program upon Conviction or Continuance without a Finding, Unless the Court determines upon Good Cause that it shouldn’t be Ordered;
- Entrance into the new Statewide Domestic Violence Record Keeping System.
Whenever you are facing such allegations involving assault and battery against a family or household member, it is important to contact an attorney with the knowledge and experience to handle assault and battery cases. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.