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Violation of Family Court Protection Order Charges Dismissed for Police Officer Client

December 2023


Attorney Angelica Bovis of Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm achieved a tremendous legal victory on behalf of a Client who was facing charges of violation of a family court protective order.  Our client, a dedicated police officer, found himself entangled in a complex legal situation involving a family court protection order. This order, initiated by the mother of his six-month-old child, temporarily restricted our client from contacting her and required him to surrender all firearms, ultimately leading to the loss of his job.

The situation escalated when the mother of his child alleged that our client approached her and engaged in conversation while the restraining order was in effect. In response, she promptly contacted the police, leading to our client being charged with a misdemeanor violation of the protective order.

Attorney Angelica Bovis recognized the critical importance of first addressing the restraining order matter before tackling the misdemeanor charge. With persistence and dedication, our legal team navigated through multiple court dates, even facing resistance from the opposing counsel representing the mother.

After strenuous efforts, the restraining order was successfully dismissed, relieving our client from this legal burden. However, the State remained intent on prosecuting the violation. Given the dire consequences our client faced, including their career prospects, Attorney Bovis and the legal team left no stone unturned.

They meticulously reviewed numerous videos of the alleged incident, engaged in extensive discussions with the prosecution, and negotiated tirelessly. Finally, an agreement was reached, and the State consented to dismiss the case entirely, resulting in a clear and unblemished record for our client.


Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

Angelica Bovis

Angelica is an associate attorney at Marin & Barrett, Inc. and is licensed to practice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She specializes in criminal defense, traffic citations, and personal injury.  Prior to joining our team Angelica graduated from Roger Williams University in 2018 with a B...

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