Maryland Domestic Violence/Protective Order Lawyer
Domestic Violence and Protective Orders
Do You Need Protection?
In Maryland, if you are the victim of domestic abuse or an abusive neighbor, you may be eligible to petition the court for a protective order or for a peace order. However, you need to prove your case by clear and convincing evidence. Domestic Violence and Protective Order Lawyer Thomas G. Witkop can assist you with this.
Have You Been Accused of Abuse?
If you are a defendant/respondent in a protective order hearing, the courts can order you out of your home for up to one year (with further possible extensions), order you to continue paying the mortgage or the rent on your home, order you to pay emergency family maintenance, order you into psychological treatment among other remedies. Similar results can also occur in a peace order hearing. If you are a defendant, it is critical that you have an lawye to protect your rights.
Please contact Rockville, Maryland, Domestic Violence and Protective Order Lawyer Thomas G. Witkop for help with your protective order issues.