Nov 28, 2022

Domestic Violence Isn’t Always Physical

By |November 28th, 2022|Domestic Violence Defense|

Is it possible to get arrested for domestic violence, or have a protective order put out on you, if you never even put your hands on someone? Yes, it is – and it’s important to understand why. The terms “domestic violence” and “domestic abuse” can conjure up disturbing images of bruises, cuts, or even broken [...]

Sep 12, 2022

How Maryland Proves Domestic Violence When the Victim Won’t Testify

By |September 12th, 2022|Domestic Violence Defense|

Few things are more painful, complicated, and often convoluted as domestic violence cases – no matter who is telling the truth. However, the person accused often faces a unique set of consequences that start as soon as the accusation is made. Domestic violence cases are considered especially heinous — and rightfully so — but this [...]

Jun 30, 2022

Depp/Heard Trial Puts Domestic Violence Center Stage

By |June 30th, 2022|Domestic Violence Defense|

Nothing like a widely-televised, ultra-public trial that probes deep into the intimate personal lives of beloved celebrities to bring a country together, right? Is that how the saying goes? If you’ve been anywhere near the internet in the past few months, you have undoubtedly heard (pun unintended…mostly) of the defamation trial between Amber Heard and [...]

Mar 28, 2022

Put the Belt Down, Bud. It’s Abuse

By |March 28th, 2022|Domestic Violence Defense|

Look, I know what you’re going to say. It’s discipline! It’s how your pappy raised you and his pappy raised him and so on and so forth. What better way to instill respect and manners into a child than with fear of physical punishment? After all, it worked on you — you turned out just [...]

Mar 10, 2022

Will New Electronic Stalking Bills Protect Victims of Domestic Violence? Probably Not

By |March 10th, 2022|Domestic Violence Defense|

Living as a victim of domestic violence is an emotional and distressing experience. Even when victims can escape their abusers, they can still be harassed (or worse) through online or electronic stalking. Pending legislation in the Maryland Senate aims to prevent abuse via electronic stalking; however, authorities are raising concerns that the new software required [...]