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Mass. Harassment Prevention Orders

Harassment Prevention Order (258E Order):

A harassment prevention order differs from an abuse prevention order in that a harassment prevention order is not limited to the type of relationship one has had with the defendant. 

You may request a harassment prevention order from a judge if:

  1. Someone has committed 3 or more acts that were: 
  • Willful and malicious; 
  • Aimed at you; 
  • Intended to cause you fear, intimidation, abuse, or damage to property;
  • and did in fact, cause you one of the four reasons above. 

     2. Someone has forced you to have sexual relations with them or threatened you to have sex with them;

     3. Or, someone has committed one of the following crimes against you:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Assault and battery
  • Assault with intent to rape
  • Criminal stalking
  • Criminal harassment 
  • Drugs for sex
  • Enticement of a child

If you, or someone you know, needs help in filing for a harassment prevention order or wants proper representation in defending yourself at the harassment prevention hearing, contact the Law Offices of Tanya M. Gravel, today.