In Maryland, law enforcement officials take allegations of domestic violence very seriously. If you are suffering due to domestic violence or are facing allegations of domestic violence, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney. Time is critical as hearings most often occur within a matter of days.
At Krohn & Krissoff, P.A., our lawyers have extensive experience handling domestic violence issues for clients from Annapolis and throughout the surrounding areas. We are committed to protecting your rights in these sensitive legal matters.
If you are in immediate danger, contact the police as soon as possible. To explore your legal options, contact us today online or by telephone at 410-266-1136 to speak with one of our Annapolis domestic violence attorneys.
Domestic Violence and Temporary Protective Orders
In Maryland, victims of domestic violence can get protection any time of day, seven days a week. During business hours, you may obtain an ex parte temporary protective order from the district court or circuit court. This order is valid for seven days.
On weekends or holidays, you may be granted an interim protective order which is valid for two days. Before that order expires, you may have a hearing to be granted a temporary protective order.
When a temporary protective order is granted, you will have a hearing within one week, in which a judge will decide if a final protective order will be granted. Protective orders make it illegal for the alleged abuser to have contact with you, and may affect child custody, visitation and support matters.
Our attorneys represent clients on both sides of this issue. We are committed to helping victims of domestic violence, as well as those who are facing accusations of domestic abuse.
Contact a Maryland Protective Order Attorney
To discuss your case with a knowledgeable Annapolis family lawyer, please contact us today online or by telephone at 410-266-1136.