Yes, your ex could be charged with or without a restraining order in place. The order makes it more likely.
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It certainly sounds like you could press charges for assault and battery against your ex. To do so, either call the local police or the district attorney's office. Alternatively, you could call a local criminal law attorney or legal aid, if cost is a factor.
You should also contact an advocate to help you through the process. You can try the following organizations:
New England Learning Center for Women In Transition, 479 Main Street, PO Box 520, Greenfield MA 01302 413-772-0871, Hotline: 413-772-0806, 888-249-0806, or
Safe Passage, 43 Center St Northampton, MA 01060 (413) 586-1125.
Best of luck!
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So sorry for your loss. He should be charged.
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