Consequences of a domestic violence charge or conviction
A domestic violence investigation begins immediately after a person calls the police and reports a threat or an act of violence. Compared to other criminal offenses, a domestic violence arrest requires the least amount of evidence. Typically, one person makes an accusation and the police arrest the accused, even with no other witnesses or evidence. An angry family member or roommate can accuse someone of an offense because they are mad or in the heat of passion, and it can result in serious criminal charges.
Domestic violence allegations can also result in protective or peace orders. By simply filing a court petition, your accuser can obtain an order that removes you from your home, takes you away from your children, and even places your employment at risk. When accused of domestic violence, your first call must be to an Annapolis domestic violence lawyer. The Maryland courts aggressively enforce domestic violence laws. Retaining an attorney is crucial to safeguarding your rights.
Get the serious representation necessary for defending against serious domestic violence charges
For more than 18 years, I have been providing the citizens of Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County with aggressive representation in domestic violence cases. At Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law, you find a lawyer who takes your call, and who has a track record of successful criminal defense. If you are charged with domestic violence, call my office today at 410-777-8103 or fill out my contact form to schedule a consultation.
And remember: Keep Calm – and Call Drew.