Domestic Violence is a crime in Maryland usually charged as Assault. Typically, the elements necessary to prove the crime of assault are sufficient to obtain a Protective Order against the abuser. Abuse includes any of the following acts:
An act that inflicts serious bodily harm;
An act that places a person in fear of imminent serious bodily harm;
Rape, attempted rape, certain designated sexual offenses and the attempt of such a sexual offense;
False imprisonment; or
The Maryland domestic violence lawyers of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson and Herriott have handled domestic violence cases covering all of the listed forms of abuse. The top rated domestic violence lawyers handle domestic violence matters in the context of child custody, divorce, protective order and criminal disputes. If you are a victim of domestic violence or have been accused of domestic violence it is critical that you retain the services of a top rated domestic violence lawyer who has the experience and vision to protect your interests in every facet of a domestic violence case.
Most domestic violence disputes in Maryland result in multiple Court filings. The Maryland domestic violence lawyers at RGPH handle divorce, child custody, protective order, peace order and criminal defense cases. It is critical for any person that is a victim of domestic violence or has been accused of domestic violence that the results and evidence procured in any domestic violence case may negatively effect the results of child custody, divorce, child support and criminal cases. The Maryland domestic violence lawyers at RGPH have experience guiding clients through the legal process with an eye on protecting the client's interests in other potential legal disputes.
Maryland law defines a victim of domestic violence as an "individual who has received deliberate, severe, and demonstrable physical injury, or is in fear of imminent deliberate, severe, and demonstrable physical injury from a current or former spouse, or a current or former cohabitant ... "A cohabitant for the purposes of this definition is a person that had sexual relations with the victim and lived with the victim in the home for at least 90 days over the past year.
Maryland, domestic violence lawyer, Maria Patterson is Of Counsel to Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC and defends those that have been charged with assault. The law firm features four experienced family law lawyers: Paul Reinstein, Daniel Renart, Maureen Glackin and Randall Herriott. These lawyers are of great service to Maria Patterson's clients that often need family law services while dealing with domestic violence problems. Maryland divorce lawyer Paul Reinstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been selected as a "top" lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine. Daniel Renart, president-elect of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association is fluent in Spanish and has assisted Maria Patterson with representing members of the Hispanic community.
Please call the domestic violence lawyers at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott to schedule an appointment to discuss a domestic violence incident or allegation at 301-383-1525. If you or a loved one has been the victim of domestic violence please call attorneys Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott for a consultation at 301-383-1525. Domestic violence lawyer Maria Patterson handles domestic violence, Protective Order and Peace Order cases in Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Calvert, Charles, and Montgomery Counties. If you need additional information about domestic violence cases or assault charges please visit attorney, Maria Patterson's criminal web site at www.PGCriminalLawyer.com or the Maryland domestic violence website www.ProtectiveOrderLawyer.com.
Please call the Maryland domestic violence lawyers at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC at 301-383-1525 to schedule a consultation at the Prince George's County offices in Bowie, Maryland. RGPH's Maryland family law lawyers handle matters in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties.