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Peace Orders

Baltimore Defense Lawyers Protecting the Rights of the Criminally-Accused

In Maryland, restraining orders have two categories: protective orders and peace orders. While protective orders serve to prevent victims of domestic violence from harmful interaction with the person named on the order, peace orders encompass other, non-domestic relationships. Peace orders can be enforced if someone experiences problems with another individual with whom they do not live, such as a person they’re dating, a neighbor, a stranger, or someone else.

Peace orders are issued to those who feel they are threatened or in physical danger and involve certain acts. Acts covered by peace orders include:

  • Serious bodily harm inflicted or threatened
  • Assault in any degree
  • Sexual assault or attempted rape
  • False imprisonment
  • Stalking
  • Trespassing
  • Revenge porn
  • Criminal visual surveillance

Have you been served a peace order? Secure legal representation at our firm, The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC, by calling (410) 630-4274 or contact us online to speak to a skilled criminal defense attorney in Baltimore.

I’ve Been Served a Peace Order. Do I Need a Lawyer?

It is worth noting that a peace order doesn’t go on a criminal record, because it is handled in civil court. However, many who petition for a peace order in Maryland do press criminal charges for one of the above-mentioned acts. Because a criminal charge of assault, rape, or stalking is extremely serious and the penalties are severe, it’s important for you to seek legal representation for yourself as soon as possible after being served a peace order.

Don’t leave your future to chance. Contact our Baltimore criminal defense lawyers, as soon as you become aware of the peace order filed against you. We will help you assemble a solid defense. We offer free case consultations, so you have nothing to lose.

Contact us today for qualified criminal defense representation.

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    “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!!!!”

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    “Mark represented my son in traffic court and then at an MVA hearing. Prior to my sons name being called at traffic court, he asked to speak to the State Trooper outside the court room, and struck a deal right then and there. He was both professional and very knowledgeable about MVA laws. Both instances we had very good outcomes. Hopefully, this will be the last time we need him, however, I highly recommend Mark!!!!”

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  • Effective, Precise and Thorough!!

    “Mr. Scheuerman was an effective lawyer who gave great legal advise and consultation with great results. He exceeds expectation with aggressive strategy and precision. I would definitely recommend his services to others. Never go to court by yourself, at the risk of points and increase insurance rates. Mark save me from these penalties, and he can help you too.”

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