Domestic violence is a widespread issue across the United States. It may include any type of abuse or violence committed by one family member, spouse, ex-spouse, romantic partner, former partner, or cohabitant against another. The Office of Violence Against Women describes it as a “pattern of abusive behavior...” It may include physical violence, stalking, harassment, emotional abuse, isolation, sexual violence or abuse, and economic abuse. Although studies show domestic violence is primarily committed by men against women, men can be victims as well.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, it is important to put your immediate safety at the forefront of your concerns. Call 911 if you are in imminent danger. Additionally, our Annapolis domestic violence attorneys can offer our legal counsel to help you obtain a restraining order or to otherwise use the legal system to protect you from further harm. Or, if you have been wrongfully accused of domestic abuse, our team can work with you to challenge an unfair restraining order or unfounded charges.
We offer legal counsel to victims of domestic violence and to those who have been wrongfully accused of this serious offense. Call (410) 220-6784 to find out how we can help you.
Restraining Orders & Domestic Violence in Maryland
A victim of domestic violence may be able to obtain a restraining order to prevent further harm. Our Annapolis domestic violence lawyers can help you obtain or challenge this type of court order.
A restraining order, also referred to as a protective order or order of protection, may include such conditions as:
- Preventing the alleged abuser from contacting the victim in any way.
- Preventing the alleged abuse from coming within a certain distance of the victim, the victim’s children, and the victim’s home or workplace.
- Prohibiting further physical or psychological abuse of any kind.
Violating a restraining order has serious consequences, including arrest and possible imprisonment. Our attorneys are here to help you understand your rights and how to effectively acquire or contest such an order.
Contact DiPietro Law Group, PLLC today at (410) 220-6784 for experienced domestic violence counsel.