Client charged with violating an ex parte 209A protection order in Massachusetts and jailed for the weekend. After hearing on the ex parte order, the judge threw it out. At trial on the alleged violation, judge dismissed the charge. — DISMISSED
COVID-19 protocols for domestic violence arrests, arraignments and no-contact orders have changed in Rhode Island.
If you have been arrested or charged with a domestic violence crime in Rhode Island, be aware of the strict procedures in place by police departments and courthouses.