(Also referred to as Restraining Orders)
THE HELP YOU NEED WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST!
IF YOU ARE OBTAINING A PROTECTIVE ORDER (also referred to as a restraining order) OR A PROTECTIVE ORDER HAS BEEN FILED AGAINST YOU SEEK LEGAL COUNSEL.
- ARE YOU A PROFESSIONAL?
- DO YOU HAVE A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE?
- DO YOU HAVE A SECURITY CLEARANCE?
- DO YOU WORK WITH CHILDREN?
- ARE YOU THE VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
- HAVE YOU BEEN ACCUSED OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT?
THE FILING OF OR ENTRY OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER (also referred to as a restraining order) MAY CAUSE IRREPARABLE COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES.
WHAT IS A PROTECTIVE ORDER
(also referred to as Restraining Orders) ?
In Maryland, a Protective Order (also referred to as a restraining order) is a form of relief granted by either the District or Circuit Court to individuals who have been subject to specific acts enumerated by the State. The person who files for a Protective Order seeking relief is the “Petitioner” and the person responding is the “Respondent.” Protective Orders (also referred to as a restraining order) often involve domestic violence and abuse or neglect.
HOW DO I OBTAIN A PROTECTIVE ORDER
(also referred to as a restraining order)?
You can obtain a Protective Order 24 hours a day from the District Court, Circuit Court, or Commissioner. An Interim Protective Order can be issued by a Commissioner ex parte when courts are closed if the Commissioner finds that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the respondent has abused a person eligible for relief. A Temporary Protective Order is granted by the court for no more than 7 days until a Final Protective Order Hearing. As of October 1, 2014, the standard of proof at a Final Protective Order Hearing is preponderance of the evidence and can be entered for 1 year with the possibility of a 6 month extension.
THE ATTORNEYS AT SANDLER LAW LLC REGULARLY HANDLE PROTECTIVE ORDER (also referred to as a restraining order) HEARINGS:
Our Attorneys will:
- Protect the interests of a Petitioner and/or Respondent and identify collateral consequences of the Protective Order
- Protect the interests of children who may be affected by the entry of a Protective Order and a change of custody or visitation due to a Protective Order