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Protective Orders

Baltimore Criminal Lawyers 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.

Our criminal defense attorneys in Baltimore at The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC, has more than 25 years of collective experience and have 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 us 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. Our legal team can help you make decisions about how to proceed in your case involving a protective order. We have also helped clients accused of violating a protective order.

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

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    “Mark Scheuerman represented me for a traffic violation in Harford County. Facing 5 points, a large fine, plus living over 100 miles away from the incident court, I decided to hire an attorney to represent me. The cost of Mark's representation more than offset what I would have paid for increased auto insurance premiums for the years to come. Despite Harford being one of the toughest courts on traffic violations and a previous conviction on my record, Mark was able to get me probation before judgment (PBJ), which means zero points! My fine was also significantly reduced. Another huge plus was I didn't even need to attend my trial which prevented missing a full day off work and 200+ mile round trip. If I get another traffic violation in the Baltimore area I will definitely be calling again. Thanks.”

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    “Hi Mark, I really appreciate your legal assistance on my traffic case today. You are reliable and dedicated to your services, unveiling the high level of professionalism in you. I will not hesitate to recommend you to friends and families when necessary. Thanks once again. - Bernard”

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    “One to describe Mark's representation was AWESOME! Being a first time offender for driving while under a suspended drivers license Mark gave me more than enough assurance that everything was going to be okay. I was so nervous about going to court. When I reached the court room Mark had already settled everything with the states attorney office. Having my case dismissed! I am truly impressed by Mark's professionalism. He was very knowledgeable also educated me throughout the entire process. I am so thankful Mark represented me. He showed me why it is important to have a lawyer represent you. When you could be facing some maximum penalties including jail time. I will be sure to spread his good work.”

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    “I was recently rear-ended on the beltway by a disbarred attorney. This person claimed that I was at fault due to road rage. The state trooper sided with the person who struck me. This resulted in 6 citations, 9 points on my driving record and $1000 in fines. If the charges would have stuck, I would have lost my license. My entire family would have been severely affected not to mention my livelihood. Thank God I chose Mark Scheuerman to represent me in court! Mark did an outstanding job examining all aspects of the charges, as well as the facts of the case. Having never experienced being in a courtroom before, he went above and beyond to prepare me for the trial. The result of his hard work was a complete acquittal. I can't speak highly enough of Attorney Scheuerman.”

    Bill