Maryland Domestic Violence
Laws: Protective Order and Peace Orders
Acts that trigger a protective order or peace order in the State of Maryland include:
- Act that causes serious bodily harm.
- Act that places the petitioner in fear of imminent serious bodily harm.
- Assault (First Degree Assault or Second-Degree Assault)
- Child Abuse and Assault against a child.
- Rape or sexual offense.
- False imprisonment.
- Rape & Sexual Assault.
Many times, a person served with a protective order or peace order may also find out they have been charged with a criminal assault case stemming out of the same set of facts.
Protective Order and Peace Order Can Have Major Consequences:
If the Judge makes a finding of abuse against you, you are subject to a host of collateral consequences including, but not limited to:
Order you to leave your home
Order no contact with the victim
Order you to stay away from your kids’ school
Order you to stay away from the victim’s place of work
Award a spouse or parent temporary custody
Award emergency family maintenance
Order you to surrender all firearms
A Final Protective Order generally remains in place for 1 year
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Attorney Colbert and Colbert Law firm has a proven track record of aggressively defending against protective order and peace order cases. In many cases, individuals who have been served with a protective order simply do a google search for protective order attorney near me, Prince George’s County, or search google for stalking assault attorney in Prince George’s County. These searches may not always yield the type of attorney you want to handle these very serious cases.
Attorney Janelle Ryan-Colbert has successfully represented many clients in civil protective order and peace order cases throughout various counties in the State of Maryland, Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Charles County and Washington, D.C.
Attorney Colbert has received excellent google reviews for protective order and peace order cases. Not only does Attorney Colbert defend against protective orders, and those charged with first degree assault and second degree assault in Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, and Charles County, she also represents victims who need a protective order or peace order.
Chose a firm that has been successfully handling protective order cases for more than a decade, call Colbert Law Firm and schedule a consultation.
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