201801.16
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HARASSMENT PREVENTION ORDERS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Pursuant to General Laws Chapter 258E, a court in Massachusetts can issue a “Harassment Prevention Order,” which is a type of restraining order that, unlike a General Laws Chapter 209A Abuse Protection Order, does not require that the applicant have any specific type of personal relationship with the person against whom they are seeking the…

201801.07
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THREATENING TO COMMIT A CRIME

In Commonwealth v. Goodness, decided in December of 2017, the Massachusetts Appeals Court provided guidance about the common law crime of threatening. Pursuant to the Criminal Model Jury Instructions, the Commonwealth must prove four things in prosecuting a charge of threatening to commit a crime. Those four things are as follows, namely: First: That the…