Queens, NY asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Maryland

Q: Can you get in trouble for being with one another

It's a second degree assult case where my boyfriend and I were fighting police got involved and he got arrested the judge told him he wasn't allowed to contact me but I have contacted him can he get arrested if we get back together since I contacted him not vise versa

1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Yes, he is violating a condition of his release on bond by having contact wth you. It does not matter that you are the one who initiated the contact. Of course, the police likely have no way to know about any contact, until the two of you get into another fight and police are called again, and then they will see he is under a no contact condition which will result in a no-bond determination upon that arrest and a likely revocation of bond on the prior arrest. This happens all the time in abusive relationships. When I am representing a defendant on a domestic assault charge with a no contact condition on their bond, I instruct them to not respond to texts, emails, calls or to open the door to the person they are to have no contact with, as that person called the police once, they will call again, because the two of them cannot interact without an assault or argument ensuing, and it's going to happen again as sure as the sun rises and sets, and then they will be in jail waiting for trial instead of free on bond. But, maybe the two of you are the exception. I would not bet money on it. If you really care for him, you would stop jeopardizing him by causing him to be in violation of the no-contact condition. You should also be reevaluating you relationship with someone who resorts to physical violence to the point you (or someone else) feel that calling the police is necessary to protect you from harm. That is NOT a healthy relationship.

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