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Protective Orders

Baltimore Criminal Lawyer Defending Those Named in Protective Orders

Sometimes called restraining orders, protective orders are court-certified documents prohibiting the person named from approaching or contacting the person who sought the order, the petitioner. A protective order differs from a peace order: Protective orders involve two parties in a domestic relationship, and peace orders involve non-domestic relationships. The existence of a protective order in itself is not a criminal charge, because it is a civil law matter. However, violation of a protective order can lead to criminal charges. Those prohibited from contacting or approaching a person named in the protective order are subject to fines and jail, depending on the nature of the offense and the original criminal charges.

As an experienced criminal defense attorney in Baltimore, my law firm, The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC, has handled many cases involving protective orders. If you’ve been hit with a protective order and feel the petitioner used it as a means of retaliation or to tarnish your name, you need to build a solid defense. While a protective order doesn’t go on your criminal record, it still can have very unpleasant consequences. Those who have been served a protective order are forced to vacate a residence shared with the accuser and often lose custody of their children if they do not challenge the protective order.

Contact me, Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Mark G. Scheuerman, today. Call (410) 630-4274 to schedule a free case evaluation.

The Benefit of Legal Representation

Working with a Baltimore criminal defense lawyer can help you properly prepare for any pending criminal charges. It is in your best interest to take steps to protect your name and legal rights. As an experienced defense attorney, I can help you make decisions about how to proceed in your case involving a protective order. I have also helped clients accused of violating a protective order.

Have you been named in a protective order in Maryland? Contact me at The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC today at (410) 630-4274.

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    “I'm a business professional who felt like they had everything to lose. Minutes after meeting Mark, I knew he was the right attorney to help me through this trying time. Mark has a great reputation and good rapport with not only the judges and prosecutors but often the police officers as well. Based on the individual circumstances of my case, Mark laid out plan for me to complete prior to my court date. The end result could not have been more favorable and far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend hiring Mark Scheuerman.”

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  • I felt very confident in his ability to represent me.

    “I contacted Mark via email regarding several traffic violations. He responded that same day and was able to meet with me in person the next evening! Mark is very personable and knowledgeable and I felt very confident in his ability to represent me. He was well prepared for my hearings and was able to secure the best possible outcomes. I will definitely recommend Mark to any of my friends or family needing legal counsel.”

    Keely S.

  • One Extraordinary Lawyer

    “Mark Scheuerman is absolutely the best attorney to call whenever you're in need of counsel in any legal situation. He represented me after I was charge with a serious traffic violation. To my surprise, thanks to Mark, the outcome was very successful! Mr. Scheuerman is extremely knowledgeable about the law, but he also has a personable and zealous disposition. He is easily accessible too! I would highly recommend him to any in need of professional legal services. In a word, he's extraordinary!!”

    Derrick E

  • "Quick on his feet"

    “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!!!!”

    Karen, T.

  • Thank you!

    “I just wanted to say thank you again for everything you have done to help me!!! I'm so grateful toward you for all of your help!!! My mom also said to tell you she thanks you as well!! Thanks.”

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