Feel Confident About Your Future Again
It is natural to feel stressed and frightened if you face accusations of domestic violence. Having a skilled, assertive attorney on your side can put you at ease and help you feel optimistic about the future once more. At the Law Office of Caroline Norman Frost, I work with clients in Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Howard County and the surrounding jurisdictions to defend them from criminal charges involving domestic abuse.
Domestic Abuse In Maryland: What To Know
Under Maryland law, domestic violence involves an act of abuse against a current or former intimate partner, relative or member of your household. Some of the most common criminal charges in these cases include:
- Assault and Battery
- Telephone Misuse
- Protective Order Violations
- Sex crimes (Sexual Assault, Statutory Rape, Child Pornography, Revenge Porn)
An alleged victim of abuse often petitions the court for a protective order (also called a restraining order). These are court orders that prohibit the accused from committing certain acts against the petitioner. A peace order is similar to a protective order, but the petitioner can use a peace order against an offender who is not a family member, partner or household member. If someone has filed one of these orders against you, I can represent you in your hearing to try to get it removed. Domestic violence can also be charged as a federal crime.
Inside Defense Knowledge From A State Prosecutor
Before founding my criminal defense law firm, I worked as a prosecutor for the state of Maryland. I handled numerous cases involving violent criminal offenses, including domestic abuse. From this experience, I have inside knowledge of the state’s weaknesses when it comes to prosecuting domestic violence cases.
Discuss Your Options In A Free Consultation
When you need a defense lawyer dedicated to helping you, you can rely on me. I strive to respond promptly to all inquiries. To schedule your free, confidential initial consultation with me, please call 240-213-1802 or send me an email.