Domestic violence is a crime that is taken very seriously in Maryland. The law does take a harsh stance against a host of actions that can occur in these cases.
Domestic violence is a term that encompasses physical abuse and other types of abuse. In many cases, there is more than one type of abuse present in a case. It is imperative for defendants to understand how emotional abuse might come into the picture when they are facing a domestic violence case.
The holidays are a stressful time for many people, but you can't let this stress get you into trouble. Sometimes, people joke about having a dysfunctional family. The fact here is that there isn't really anything funny about dysfunction at family events. This can sometimes lead to violent situations that could have been avoided if everyone was a bit more relaxed.
People tend to focus on the criminal aspect of a domestic violence case. It is easy to understand why, but people need to realize that there is often a civil case that has to be addressed. Victims of domestic violence can seek compensation for their injuries in a civil court lawsuit that is completely independent from the criminal court matter.
You shouldn't ever take domestic violence accusations lightly. In some cases, these charges can ruin your future. They can rip apart your family and cost you dearly. We understand the challenges that domestic violence cases come with. We can help you learn the ways that you might address these charges.
Our previous blog post touched on some of the ways that a domestic violence conviction can impact your life. This is something that is very serious just because of the nature of the charges. If you are facing these charges, you need to think about your life as it stands now and what you want for the future.
When you are accused of domestic violence, your immediate concern might be figuring out how you can keep your family together. This is understandable; however, you likely need to start focusing on a defense strategy because a domestic violence conviction can have very serious impacts on your life.
We recently discussed some of the harsh penalties that you might face for domestic violence charges. If you recall, you can face up to life in prison for a rape conviction that is related to domestic violence. While this might seem harsh, it is proof that you need to get to work on your defense right away.
Maryland has very strict domestic violence laws that can have a serious impact on your life. If you are accused of domestic violence related actions, you should be prepared to fight for your freedom.
In our previous blog post, we discussed the fact that the victim in a domestic violence can't simply drop the criminal charges. This is something that people think can happen because it happens on some television shows and movies. The fact is that only the prosecutor or judge can drop the charges.