Pikesville, MD Lawyers Fighting For Justice in Domestic Violence Cases
Domestic violence can affect individuals from every walk of life. It is a serious, often life-threatening issue that can tear entire families apart.
Law enforcement agencies around the state take the crime of domestic violence very seriously. In the past, there have been times when even though the police went to a residence on a domestic violence call, no one was taken to jail. In some cases, one of the parties involved in the argument was either killed or severely injured at the hands of the other party. To combat this problem, the police have decided that if someone calls 911 and police arrive, one of the individuals is going to jail, if for no other reason than to prevent future harm.
Whether you are a victim of domestic violence and need our attorneys to assist you in obtaining a no-contact order or you have been unjustly accused, we are here to help you during this stressful time of your life. Call the Law Office of Alex Poberesky, P.A. at (410) 484-0400 and schedule a free consultation with one of our legal team members to discuss your case.
Can the State of Maryland Pursue Domestic Violence Charges Even if the Victim Doesn’t Press Charges?
It is a common misconception that if the victim of domestic violence declines to press charges against the individual who abused them, the charges are automatically dropped. This is not true in the State of Maryland. Even if the victim refuses to press charges, the state will pursue the charges on its own in most cases.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, you cannot depend on the victim not pressing charges against you and having your case automatically dismissed. You need experienced legal counsel who can advise you of your legal rights and help you navigate through the often-complicated issues that relate to domestic violence. We are highly skilled in handling cases of these types and will work to obtain justice for you.
What Type of Violent Acts Constitute Abuse or Domestic Violence in Maryland?
Abuse may come in many varying forms, such as (but not limited to):
- Physical violence
- Sexual Abuse
These acts and others that are similar in nature are not exclusively limited to a domestic or dating relationship but may also include those that stem from the workplace, an educational institution, or housing.
If you have suffered abuse such as this at the hands of another, you need to protect yourself immediately. You may need to file an order of protection, also known as a no-contact order. The legal paperwork that you are required to file may be difficult to understand on your own. The attorneys at the Law Office of Alex Poberesky, P.A., can explain your rights and help you file the necessary legal paperwork with the District Court.
Why Should I Hire a Domestic Violence Attorney to Help Me?
Domestic violence is not a charge that can be taken lightly. If you have suffered physical abuse caused by domestic violence, you must take action immediately to protect not only yourself but any other person who is close to you. Often abusers decide that they will also hurt or threaten a victim’s loved ones in a twisted attempt to get the victim to come back to them. This is an extremely dangerous situation. A domestic violence attorney has the experience necessary to guide you through all of the necessary legal steps in order to keep yourself safe.
If you are on the other side of the coin and have been wrongly accused of domestic violence, your future could be in serious jeopardy. A domestic violence conviction can stay on your record and make finding future employment difficult. If you are facing domestic violence charges, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced attorney who can vigorously defend your rights and get justice for you.
Contact the Law Office of Alex Poberesky, P.A by calling us at (410) 484-0400 and schedule a free consultation. All matters are kept private and confidential. We look forward to serving you during your time of need.