The State absolutely spends money on these cases. A first violation has a maximum of 90 days. There is a one-year sentence possible for subsequent violations. It's impossible to gauge how a trial may go without knowledge of the facts of the alleged violation. You should meet with a lawyer in a...Read more »
I have a PL order that grants me sole legal and residential custody but the custodial time given to my spouse is very liberal. It also contradicts the fact that I am the one with sole legal custody. The order states that our daughter will participate in extracurricular activities and gives him the... Read more »
A pendente lite order is a temporary order that, generally, remains in effect until the actual trial. I suspect that you have an actual trial scheduled for June. If you feel that there is a sufficient reason for the court to reconsider the issue of custody after the pendente lite order but before...Read more »
You need to be served, one way or another. The judge can extend the interim PO until you are served, postponing the final hearing. If you are deemed to be actively evading service, a judge may make that determination and order service by alternative means and issue a final order, but that...Read more »
I was granted an interm and a temporary restraining order against my sister-in-law, but the final protective order was dismissed b/c all of my evidence came from my brother-in-law’s phone and he was not present at the hearing (he had given me copies of all of the texts and voicemails).
If I need to contact Adult Protective Services for someone in an abusive adult guardianship situation, should I be contacting them in the state the person is living in or in the state of jurisdiction for the guardianship?
It is unclear based on the facts whether you can have the person removed from the home. However, to get a protective order dismissed against you, you will have to gather evidence and present both tangible (if available) and testimonial evidence of what happened at the protective order hearing. I do...Read more »
My boyfriend got charged with second degree assault I don’t want to press charges nor do I want to go court for this case how can I get it dismissed I reached out to the prosecutor but I haven’t been able to reach her yet so what I can do fast efficient to get it thrown out
It's completely out of your control. The people of the state of Maryland through the office of the state's attorney are prosecuting the case. The decision whether or not to proceed with the case is within the sole discretion of the prosecutor, not the victim. You can certainly make your...Read more »
Last night he threw firecrackers at my apt. I thought it was a shotgun because of the very loud sound so i called the police and told them i heard a shotgun firing by my apt. They came and admitted that he had firecrackers but no gun on him. He has threatened me in the past. The cops allowed him to... Read more »
You can seek a protective order for stalking. While he is technically allowed to be on public roads and such if you get a protective order that covers harassment and he is not allowed on common areas of your apartment such as the parking lot. You can get one from a commissoner if the court is...Read more »
No, he cannot take your camera and gear. Although you are married, and most property acquired during marriage is marital property, that does not mean that he can take your personal property from you. Try calling the local police for assistance. I do not know if he is still residing with you, but...Read more »
Depends on your record at the time and how serious the assault was and whether a weapon was involved. I was involved in legislation in Annapolis seeking to come up with a new degree of assault charge to lower the maximum penalty (up to 10 years) on an unconsented-to touching without a lawful...Read more »
First degree assault has a maximum punishment of 25 years. Second degree assault carries a maximum of 10 years. If the charges arise out of the same act - the second degree assault would merge into the first degree assault so the total maximum would be 25 years. There is no minimum sentence so...Read more »
The minimum, if guilty of at least one of these charges, is probation; but depending on the disposition, better results include a nolle prosequi (dismissal); stet docket; or not guilty. But you provide no factual context. Sentencing is based on the nature of the crime, aggravating circumstances...Read more »
My parents just never liked my boyfriend. He had never ever harmed me. So it really hurts my heart that this restraining order is now on his record and inflicting his employment. I want him to return to his normal way of life.
Domestic violence order cannot last longer than 1 year, unless extended by court order for an additional year. Peace orders only last 6 months. A permanent injunction seems unlikely in this scenario. Therefore, depending how long ago the order was entered, it may have already expired. If his...Read more »
Trying to find out if I qualify to purchase a firearm.
I was subject to a protective order, 6 years ago, in a petty domestic violence case, where I was not convicted of the assault but was still placed on a final protective order. It was never disclosed to me exactly when the order expires/expired.
I have a friend of mine who's ”Babyfather” has been harassing her and their baby. Sending people to fight her and stalking her by creating new accounts on Facebook. She fled to Alabama to get away from everything but they keep harassing her.
First, document the harassment. I often provide clients was an agenda or calendar that has individual pages for each day. I have them document in that agenda exactly what happened on a specific date and keep a running log of it. Don't lie or exaggerate anything in that book, be as accurate as...Read more »
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