Getting Help for Domestic Violence in Maryland
Obtain a protective order to protect yourself against domestic violence.
If you’re a victim of domestic violence, or know someone who is, please seek help. This is the first and most crucial step to getting out of your situation. Call the number below for help right away:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233
Once you’ve spoken to someone and followed the steps to getting help, you will eventually need to figure out the legal side of domestic violence in Maryland.
What is Classified as Domestic Violence?
Acts of domestic violence in the state of Maryland branch out much further than simple physical harm. In Maryland, domestic violence can be classified as:
- Spousal Abuse
- Child Abuse
- Vulnerable Adult Abuse
- Act which Causes Serious Bodily Harm
- Fear of Immediate Danger of Serious Bodily Harm
- Sexual Offenses (rape, attempted rape, etc.)
- Kidnapping or False Imprisonment
Obtaining a Protective Order in Maryland
In Maryland, if there is an allegation of domestic violence the victim can petition to obtain a protective order against their abuser. If the protective order is filed, the alleged abuser can lose access to their home, children, and be prohibited to contact the victim. In the event you need to file a protective order, or you are served with one, a Maryland Family Lawyer can guide you through the process.
Domestic Violence Charges in Maryland
If you are accused of and/or charged with domestic violence in Maryland it can have many consequences. Many parts of your life will be affect from family, work, and beyond. If you are accused of domestic violence, it is a good idea to consult with a Maryland domestic violence lawyer to understand your options and reduce the impact these charges will have on your life.
Domestic Violence in Same Sex Couples
If you are engaged in a same-sex relationship, the law also protects you. So no matter your sexual orientation, it is important you seek help from your abuser. Once you are safe get in touch with a same-sex domestic violence attorney who will fight on your behalf to help you seek justice.
Our Commitment to Your Case
Alan L. Billian, P.A. is a Maryland family law attorney with 27+ years of experience in family law. We understand the inner-workings of this area of law and will fight for you and your case. We believe in getting you the best possible result for your situation, and will work aggressively to achieve the resolution we believe you deserve.