Assault and Battery Cases in Massachusetts falling under the Act Relative to Domestic Violence, have consequences beyond the potential sentence in the case. For instance, if domestic assault and battery is charged under Mass. General Laws Chapter 265 s.13M(a), there will be:
- A Six hour delay in Arraignment from time of arrest, unless bail is set in open court by a judge;
- Entrance of the written statement of abuse filed by the prosecutor into the statewide domestic violence record keeping system;
- Considerations for bail that go beyond whether someone is a flight risk.
As a result, if you face assault and battery cases in Massachusetts, you need an attorney with experience representing those charged under the statute. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.