Unfortunately, domestic violence exists in every type of relationship and in every community. Abuse may include harassment, stalking, assault, and physical violence, sexual abuse, and neglect. Harassment and abuse may also take place outside of a dating or domestic relationship, including in the workplace, housing, or an educational institution.
Law enforcement is under pressure to take domestic violence situations very seriously. The police will likely err on the side of caution and arrest at least one party after a 911 call. Whether you have been arrested or charged, representation can make a critical difference in the outcome of your case.
Many people charged with domestic violence do not realize that the state will typically pursue the case even if the accuser drops the charges. You cannot rely on the hope that the charges will be dismissed. It is better to put an experienced defense lawyer on your side. Tell us about your domestic crimes charge. To schedule a free and confidential consultation with us, please call 301-309-3669 or cell 240-604-6405.
What counts as abuse, for a protective order being issued against you?
- An act that causes serious bodily harm (e.g., kicking, punching, choking/strangling, shoving, shooting, hitting with an object, stabbing, or biting);
- An act that places a person in fear of imminent serious bodily harm (including threats of harm);
- Rape or sexual assault (including attempts);
- False imprisonment;
- Mental injury to a minor child; or