Bel Air Domestic Violence Lawyer
Experienced lawyers in Bel Air, MD protecting your rights, your reputation and the rest of your life
With domestic violence cases, there are two sides to every story. The Bel Air domestic violence lawyers at Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered are experienced at representing victims of domestic violence crimes and those who are accused of committing them. Both sides need an attorney who can protect their best interests and have a full understanding of Maryland order of protection and domestic violence laws.
Preserving your future
A criminal charge of domestic violence or a civil protective order petition alleging domestic violence can affect your freedom, your family, your employment and your future. We will work for you to protect your interests in either situation. We recognize that every case is different and we make sure you understand the consequences of your specific case.
Our attorneys provide representation in the criminal and civil courts for:
- Domestic assault
- Telephone misuse
- Protective orders
- Protective order violations
Protecting victims of domestic abuse with a Maryland domestic protective order
Domestic violence crimes can involve child abuse and neglect, spousal abuse, domestic-partner abuse and elder abuse. Being married, divorced, or in a relationship or family does not entitle anyone to hit, threaten or abuse those at home or to have to be a victim of this behavior.
In Maryland, if you are being abused by someone you are in a relationship with, you will need to obtain a domestic violence protective order, and we can help. All three types ― interim, temporary and final ― can order your abuser to:
- Not abuse or threaten to abuse you or anyone else listed in the order
- Not contact, try to contact or harass you or anyone else listed in the order
- Not enter your home
- Stay away from you and/or your children, workplace, school, temporary residence (such as a shelter) or other family members’ homes
- Move out of the house (if you shared it) and give you temporary use and possession of the home
Experienced Bel Air domestic violence lawyers protecting victims and defending clients facing charges
If you or a loved one has been a victim of domestic violence or is facing charges, call Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered at 410-838-0004 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We offer free consultations for criminal and family law matters, traffic violations and personal injury cases.