Planta & Satin, LLC in Rockville, MD
Having an abusive person in your life can potentially leave both physical and emotional scars. If you are the victim of domestic violence, it is important that you understand your rights, and receive the protection you deserve as soon as possible.
The Attorneys at Planta & Satin in Rockville, MD have experience with domestic violence matters and can help you understand and utilize your legal options in the Maryland or Washington DC court systems. To learn more, call 301-762-1000. The domestic violence lawyers at our firm will consult with you, while showing all of the sensitivity that these delicate situations require.
H2: What is Considered Domestic Violence in the State of Maryland?
While you might think that violence is a fairly straightforward concept to understand, it is important to understand how Maryland Courts define domestic violence abuse. According to the Maryland Courts, any one of the following acts, committed between family or household members, would be considered domestic violence abuse:
- Rape or sexual assault
- Attempted rape or sexual assault
- Behavior that causes a person to fear imminent serious bodily harm
- False imprisonment, including any actions that interfere with your freedom
As you can see, domestic violence does not necessarily have to be the physical act of abuse. There are many other abusive behaviors from which a Rockville, MD domestic violence attorney could provide legal protection.
How Can We Help?
If you are living in an abusive household, you might feel as if your options are limited, but there are actually steps that you can take to stop your abuser and to prevent future violence.
These protections come in the form of two different orders:
- Protective Order
A judge may order a protective order, which orders that one person refrain from committing certain acts. If you are experiencing any of the types of abuse listed above, you can request this type of protection, and a judge may provide you with a Temporary Protective Order. This will prohibit the abuser from abusing or contacting you. The order will also require the abuser to leave the home where the two of you have been living together.
A Final Protective Order can later be granted, which may continue the terms of the temporary order, but may also include new terms, such as requiring counseling, ordering the abuser to pay court costs, and making child visitation arrangements, if necessary.
- Peace Order
A peace order is very similar to a protective order. The primary difference is that your relationship to the abuser is not a factor when requesting a peace order. This type of order can protect you from a neighbor or a total stranger who is harassing or abusing you in some way. Similar to the protective order, the peace order can be used to stop an individual from abusing or contacting you.
Areas We Serve:
Planta & Satin, LLC, is proud to represent clients throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia, including, but not limited to the following areas:
- Wheaton-Glenmont, MD
- Bethesda, Chevy Chase MD
- College Park, MD
- Hagerstown, MD
- Rockville, MD
- Gaithersburg, MD
- Landover, MD
- Frederick, MD
- Germantown, MD
- Wheaton, MD
- Silver Spring, MD
- North Potomac, MD
- Derwood, MD
- Takoma Park, MD
- Montgomery County, MD
Hiring Montgomery County, MD Domestic Violence Attorneys
When you file for a protective or peace order in the State of Maryland, you will need to attend several court hearings to receive the temporary and final orders. At each hearing, a judge will consider your statement, and any evidence provided, to determine if there are suitable grounds for granting the order.
This is when it is wise to have the assistance of a lawyer. When your safety is on the line, it is essential that you provide all of the information necessary to receive the protections you need. When you call Planta & Satin, you will reach Rockville, MD domestic violence attorneys with the experience and knowledge necessary to help you protect your rights and your safety.