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Baltimore Domestic Violence Attorney

Serving Clients throughout Maryland

Domestic violence is a crime that can have serious repercussions right away. Even being accused can result in protective orders that ban you from your home and keep you away from your loved ones. If this is your situation, you need a Baltimore domestic violence attorney who can fight for you. At The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC, we offer compassionate advocacy that gets results.


Schedule a consultation with our Baltimore domestic violence lawyer by calling (410) 630-4274 or contacting our firm online.


Maryland Domestic Violence Law

Under Maryland law, abuse that occurs between household and family members is a crime known as domestic violence or domestic abuse. The following crimes are considered domestic violence when they occur between people that have a relationship:

  • False imprisonment
  • Child abuse
  • Assault
  • Stalking
  • Abuse of an adult if they are vulnerable
  • Placing a person in imminent fear of serious bodily harm
  • Causing serious bodily harm

To be considered a “vulnerable adult” the person must not be capable of taking care of themselves.

The following are considered to be a household or family member:

  • People who are married
  • Relatives by blood
  • Relatives by adoption
  • Current or former spouses
  • People who live together
  • People who have a child in common
  • Parents
  • Stepparents

Protecting Against Domestic Violence Charges

In Maryland, domestic violence charges can be raised for simply putting someone in fear of their safety; your innocence could be jeopardized because someone thought you wanted to hurt them. In these situations, it is crucial that you get the chance to tell your side of the story and raise doubt about the suspicions against you.

Defenses against domestic violence include:

  • Mistake of fact, such as if the wrong person was accused of the acts in question
  • Self-defense
  • False allegations in order to gain an advantage
  • Consent, such as when two people have a heated argument
  • Lack of proof

Being convicted of a domestic abuse charge can lead to sentences ranging from years in prison to thousands of dollars in fines. Your rights to own a firearm will also be jeopardized.

Let Our Firm Fight for You

Just because you are charged with a criminal offense does not mean you are a criminal. At The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC, our Baltimore domestic violence attorneys help our clients by investigating the circumstances of their arrest and the nature of the charges against them.

As your advocate, we will fight relentlessly to make sure your rights are protected and that you get the best chance at a favorable outcome. Our service has resulted in reduced and even dropped charges for our clients. We are confident in our ability to help you protect your freedom.


Facing charges for domestic violence? Call (410) 630-4274 now to schedule your consultation.


Rave Reviews from
Happy clients

  • Mark is the man!

    “Mark took care of all the heavy lifting of my speeding ticket. While going to school in Maryland, I attained a speeding ticket in a school zone. Soon after I moved back to my home state of New York, and lost the ticket during the move. Soon enough I was notified my license was going to be suspended in the state of New York as well as Maryland. Mark took care of the issue over the phone with me , went to court for me against a tough judge and the police officer had shown up. Mark got it to a probation before judgement and I actually got a refund on the fine I paid to the court! Mark is the man! If I ever have another traffic issue in the state of MD. (fingers crossed), Mark will be my first phone call!”

    Daniel O

  • Phenomenal Lawyer that produces the best results for his clients. Worth every penny!

    “Mark Scheurman is one of the best lawyers to have in your corner in tough situations. He wants the best for his clients and produces great results. Under his representation, he always assured me that I was in good hands no matter how much I worried. He listened to me kept me well informed of my rights and options. Long story short I was given 13 citations by a cop after my car was crashed into the sidewalk even though I was not the driver. The citations alone were enough to revoke my license and included $1,300 worth of fines; furthermore, 2 of the citations carried a jail sentence up to 2 months each. I have never been in trouble before and never experienced any of this, but Mark handled everything. The day before court he called and told me he convinced the prosecutor to dismiss all13 citations because she did not have enough evidence to prove I was the driver and the only thing I had to was show up to court. Next thing I know, in court, the prosecutor dismissed every single citation as well as all the fines and I left with a clear record and not having to pay a penny. I'm so grateful for Mark because he really saved me from a bad situation that I was ready to plead guilty to even though I didn't do it because I was scared of the consequences if I didn't win. But he told me he would never let me plead guilty to something I didn't do and he handled it. He really is a blessing and I' m thankful for him and his representation. He knows the law and has a real passion for helping his clients. Thanks again Mark!!!!!! You are greatly appreciated.”

    Courtney

  • Great Attorney

    “Mark did a great job getting me a favorable outcome. He communicated with me throughout the process so I could rest easy and not worry about what could have happened. Thank you again Mark and I recommend Mark to anyone who needs an attorney.”

    Jeff R.

  • Highly recommend!

    “Mark was a great fit for me, as a lawyer. Right from the beginning I felt comfortable with him and he felt confident we could win my case. Mark kept in touch and always returned my calls and emails quickly. He came fully prepared to court and ready for trial, my case was dismissed and my record cleared. I would definitely recommend him for anyone that finds themselves in a similar situation. Thank you!”

    B

  • 2nd time Happy Customers!!!!

    “We were really nervous about what my fiance was facing, with 13 violations. Mark gave us so much confidence in the possible outcome that the day of court, we could almost relax. Choosing to hire Mark was a nobrainer, and he got her off probation and free and clear. We will NEVER use another attorney, Mark will never let us down. If you're worried about the outcome in your case, Hire Mark!!!!”

    Ash & Dave R