Actor Charlie Sheen will not be facing any criminal charges for his violent meltdown at a New York hotel in October. The New York Daily News recently reported that despite porn star Capri Anderson's claim that Sheen harassed and assaulted her in New York's Plaza Hotel. Although this case seems to have ended well for the embattled star, he has also been involved in cases of domestic violence that have contributed to his bad boy image.
In Massachusetts, if you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor it is critical that you have an experienced Boston criminal defense attorney on your side. A skilled lawyer can make the difference between a defendant having a criminal record or not. Additionally, cases of domestic violence often involve 209A or Harassment Restraining Orders that are litigated at the beginning of the criminal case. In order for the Court to grant a 209A restraining order the complaining witness must convince the judge that he or she is in reasonable apprehension of immediate physical harm. Although a restraining order is a civil order, an alleged violation can result in a criminal charge being lodge against a defendant. A knowledgeable defense attorney is necessary to ensure that the defendant's side of the case is presented.