Charges/Criminal Complaint Counts:
- Application for 209A Abuse Prevention Order.
Case Name: Withheld
Where an ongoing property disputed existed between long-time neighbors, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant escalated the dispute with the use of violence. More specifically, the application for an abuse prevention order alleged that the defendant struck the plaintiff in the face, and attempted to attack him further. The plaintiff further stated that he was in fear of further violence, and petitioned for the Malden District Court to enter an abuse prevention order.
On August 19, 2016 an evidentiary hearing was conducted before the Malden District Court.
Criminal Defense Attorney Vincent A. Tofani successfully argued that the evidence presented failed to satisfy the statutory standard for issuance of a restraining order, and the application for abuse prevention order must be denied.
Criminal Case Results: Application for 209A Abuse Prevention Order Denied.