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Domestic Violence

Maryland Code, Family Law § 4-501 defines domestic “abuse” as the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between family or household members:
  • assault; an act that places a person in fear of imminent serious bodily harm; an act that causes serious bodily harm; rape or sexual offense; attempted rape or sexual offense; stalking and/or false imprisonment
Often, a defendant thinks “we made up, so s/he does not want to press charges against me” and assumes the case will go away. Think again! Many State Attorney’s offices have specialized units created just for domestic violence cases and the prosecutors are likely to build a case against you with or without the help of the alleged victim. The prosecutor also has resources at their disposal they can use against you to gain a conviction, such as a subpoena of the alleged victim, body attachments, and body-worn cameras.

If you find yourself charged with a case involving allegations of domestic violence it is important you secure a defense attorney that is well-versed in this area. There are defenses, as well as specialized programs and classes that can help your case.

Contact us immediately if you have been charged with a domestic violence crime of any kind.