The Guidance You Need In A Protective Order Case
An Attorney Who Will Fight For Your Rights
Understanding What Is At Stake
If an interim, temporary or final protective order is granted, many aspects of your life will be negatively affected. These include your:
- Child visitation rights
- Emergency maintenance (alimony) payments
- Use of jointly held vehicles
A judge may also order you to do certain things such as:
- Get counseling
- Surrender your firearms even if they are required for your job
- Pay all court fees or other assessed fees or costs
Even though a protective order is a civil law issue and not a criminal charge, it can affect your professional licensing, your ability to get or keep a job, your lease, and your ability to live in your house and see your children.
Since Protective and Peace Orders are not criminal cases, they cannot be expunged. Rather they may be “shielded.” There are certain steps that you may take in a Protective or Peace Order case to have the court shield the record from public view and the internet. Shielding is extremely important. Ms. Creighton will be happy to explain shielding to you.
A violation of a Protective or Peace Order is a criminal offense for which there can be serious consequences including jail. It is very important that you have an experienced attorney helping you navigate this sensitive high-stakes situation.
Take The Next Step To Protect Your Future
Enlist the help of an attorney who understands how a Maryland protective order or peace order can limit your personal, professional and future life. Work with proven Maryland criminal defense lawyer Audrey A. Creighton.