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Criminal Attorney Bonavita is a skilled litigator with extensive courtroom experience. As a former Criminal Prosecutor for both the Office of the
Attorney General and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, she successfully argued her perspective to either a judge or jury on hundreds of occasions.

Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes

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If you have been arrested on charges for committing a violent crime, you may be facing either jail time or perhaps civil restrictions on your freedoms; the alleged victim may even have pursued an Abuse Prevention Order (Restraining Order or Harassment Prevention Order).    Violent crimes are taken very seriously in Massachusetts. Judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials have no tolerance for violent crime offenders in society. At arraignment, the Commonwealth could move for a dangerousness hearing and ask the Judge that you be held pending the outcome of your matter.  When a person is arrested for committing violent acts against other people, he or she will face prosecution to the fullest extent of the law. If you have been arrested for committing a violent crime, the best way to protect yourself is to hire an experienced trial attorney with extensive knowledge of criminal defense.  As a former Massachusetts State Prosecutor, Attorney Bonavita prosecuted and won hundreds of violent crimes cases in Massachusetts.  As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Kristen Bonavita has an intimate knowledge of the law and what it takes to win!

Call Attorney Bonavita immediately at 978-376-6746 or email her with your case information immediately so she can start the process to protect your rights, and fight to preserve your freedom.

What is Considered a Violent Crime?

In Massachusetts a violent crime is considered any criminal act that involves the use of physical force, weapons, or the verbal threat of violence.  There are many crimes that could constitute a violent crime.

Assault

An Assault under Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 265, section 13A, provides for the commission of an assault in two different ways.  Read More… 

Assault and Battery

Criminal Attorney Bonavita located in Newburyport, Massachusetts has successfully handled cased involving all forms of assault and assault & battery. In Massachusetts, assault generally constitutes a threat of violence, while battery refers to the unlawful physical contact of another person without his or her consent. Read More… 

Assault and Battery, Dangerous Weapon

The crime of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon is governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 15A. In order for someone to be convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that: Read More… 

Assault and Battery, Serious Bodily Injury

Assault and Battery, Serious Bodily Injury, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 265, section 13A, is described as an unlawful and intentional or reckless touching of the person of another… Read More… 

Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence usually involves physical or emotional violence between husbands and wives, domestic partners, boyfriends and girlfriend, ex-spouses or ex-partners, people who have children together, or family members. Physical assault, stalking, sexual assault, verbal threats or assault, emotional violence, and kidnapping are considered domestic violence crimes if these actions are directed toward intimate partners, household members, or family members. Read More…

Violation of a Restraining Order

also known as Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order, under Chapter 209A of the Massachusetts General Laws which carries with it criminal ramifications.  Read More…

Violation of Abuse Prevention Act

Mayhem

The crime of mayhem in Massachusetts is proscribed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 14. The law provides the prosecution with two ways to prove you guilty of this crime depending on the circumstances of the case. Read More…

Kidnapping

The crime of kidnapping in Massachusetts is defined under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 26. There are three theories under which the district attorney can proceed when prosecuting a kidnapping case. Read More…

Home Invasion

Home invasion in Massachusetts is a crime pursuant to  Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 18C.  The statute says that anyone who enters the home of someone else, either knowing or having reason to know… Read More…

Attempt: Murder

The attempt to commit a crime, even if unsuccessful, is itself a crime.  Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 274, Section 6, punishes the crime of Attempted Murder with imprisonment for up to 10 years in state prison. Read More…

If you are facing charges for a violent crime in Newburyport, Salem, Amesbury, Boston, Revere, Roxbury, Salisbury, Lawrence, or any town in the Essex or Middlesex counties in Massachusetts, call Criminal Attorney Bonavita immediately at 978-376-6746 or email her with your case information!

Communities Served By Criminal Attorney Bonavita
Essex CountySuffolk CountyMiddlesex County

SUFFOLK COUNTY

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Boston
Dorchester
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Roxbury
South Boston
West Roxbury
Charlestown
Chelsea
Revere
Winthrop

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

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Acton
Arlington
Ashby
Ashland
Ayer
Bedford
Belmont
Billerica
Boxborough
Burlington
Cambridge
Carlisle
Chelmsford
Concord
Dracut
Dunstable
Everett
Framingham
Groton
Holliston
Hopkinton
Hudson
Lexington
Lincoln
Littleton
Lowell
Malden
Marlborough
Maynard
Medord
Melrose 

Natick 
Newton 
North Reading
Marlborough
Maynard
Medord
Melrose
Natick
Newton
North Reading
Pepperell
Reading
Sherborn
Shirley
Somerville
Stoneham
Stow
Sudbury
Tewksbury
Townsend
Tyngsborough
Wakefield
Waltham
Watertown
Wayland
Westford
Weston
Wilmington
Winchester
Woburn

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