What Happens if a Respondent Wants to Contest a PPO in Boston, MA?

What Happens if a Respondent Wants to Contest a PPO in Boston, MA?

Contesting a Personal Protection Order (PPO) in Massachusetts can be a challenging and intricate process. At The Law Offices of Elliot Savitz & Scott Bradley, we understand the gravity of these situations and are here to help you navigate the legal landscape. Here’s how we approach contesting a PPO on behalf of our clients:

Initial Consultation and Case Assessment

The first step is to schedule an initial consultation. During this meeting, we will review the details of your case, examine the allegations made against you, and assess the evidence presented by the petitioner. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your case and formulate an effective defense strategy.

Strategic Evidence Collection

Our attorneys will assist you in gathering all relevant evidence to support your defense. This can include:

  • Text messages, emails, and phone records: To demonstrate the nature of your interactions with the petitioner.
  • Witness statements: From individuals who can attest to your behavior and character.
  • Physical evidence: Such as documents or objects that refute the petitioner’s claims.

We ensure that all evidence is meticulously organized and ready for presentation in court.

Filing a Response

We will help you prepare and file a written response to the court, addressing each allegation in the PPO and presenting your side of the story. This response must be clear, factual, and supported by the evidence we have gathered.

Preparing for the Hearing

Our attorneys will guide you through the preparation for your court hearing. We will conduct mock examinations, help you understand the court procedures, and prepare you to present your testimony confidently. Our goal is to ensure you are well-prepared and understand every aspect of the process.

Representing You in Court

At the hearing, we will represent you, ensuring that your rights are protected and that your defense is clearly and compellingly presented to the judge. We will:

  • Challenge the Allegations: By highlighting inconsistencies and lack of evidence.
  • Present Evidence: Methodically introduce the evidence we have gathered.
  • Cross-Examine Witnesses: Effectively question the petitioner’s witnesses to uncover any discrepancies in their testimony.

Following Court Protocol

Throughout the hearing, we will maintain professionalism and ensure that you adhere to court protocols. This includes addressing the judge respectfully, avoiding emotional outbursts, and focusing on the facts.

Potential Outcomes

After the hearing, the judge will decide whether to uphold, modify, or dismiss the PPO. Regardless of the outcome, we will advise you on the next steps, including any potential appeals or modifications.


Contesting a PPO in Massachusetts requires a strategic approach and skilled legal representation. The Law Offices of Elliot Savitz & Scott Bradley are here to provide the expertise and support you need. If you are facing a PPO and wish to contest it, contact us today. Our dedicated attorneys will guide you through the process, protect your rights, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome. Call us now to schedule a consultation and take the first step in defending against your PPO.

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“Dear Mr Savitz, Thank you so much for all your hard work, as well as your persistence on my case. I really appreciate your sensitivity in dealing with me on this matter. I feel good about the outcome of my case and am grateful to you for resolving it quickly.”
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If you are facing criminal charges, call The Law Offices of Elliot Savitz & Scott Bradley, at (781) 974-3429.

We are available 24/7 and can assess your criminal charges over the phone to quickly determine your best course of action. Then, our law office will represent you in court as we fight together against your charges.

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