Orders Of Protection in Maryland
Maryland lawyer assists clients in obtaining or defending protective orders
The Bel Air lawyer at the Law Offices of Dawn S. Veltman, LLC works adamantly to protect those who have been abused or fear that they may be abused. We help clients file for an order of protection from any person who they believe will hurt them. Each state’s restraining order places different restrictions on accused abusers, and many states offer more than one type of order. The orders have different names such as “restraining order,” “order of protection,” “injunction” and “protection order.” In general, the order will force a person to stay away from you physically and cease any contact. Maryland also offers statewide civil protective orders for domestic violence. I do whatever it takes to protect you and your family.
Understanding orders of protection
Every U.S. state and territory, including Maryland, offers some form of restraining order to protect victims of abuse by keeping the accused abuser away from the abused. Each state recognizes orders issued by every other state. The purpose of these orders is to limit the behavior of the harmful or threatening person so that you do not have to live in fear of further abuse. I can help you understand exactly how orders of protection work in Maryland. Some of types of protection offered includes:
- Stay-away provisions. This part of an order requires someone to stay a certain distance away from the person who asked for the order. They may also need to stay away from their home, their school and their place of business. This order can often be extended to protect your children as well.
- Cease abuse provisions. These provisions specifically require an abuser to stop abusing or threatening to abuse the protected person or persons.
- No contact provisions. This prevents the respondent from attempting any contact with the protected person. This includes personal contact as well as contact by phone, computer, mail or even contact through a third party.
Other common provisions require the person the order is aimed at to give up their weapons or to pay spousal or child support. The court can also issue orders allowing you to take sole possession of vehicles or a living space by forcing the person listed in the order to move out. Restraining orders can be issued by both the district or circuit court, depending on the circumstances of your case, but usually originate in the district court or via a commissioner. If you contact our office for assistance we will seek every possible legal remedy to quickly protect you from someone who wishes to harm you.