Using Litigation Experience To Your Advantage In Protective Order Hearings
A protective order can wreak havoc on your life. With dozens of restrictions on where you can and can’t be and who you are allowed to communicate with, it sometimes feels impossible to adhere to all the rules, especially when they are unwarranted.
In Maryland, a protective order is put in place to protect an alleged victim of domestic violence from their abuser. The parties must be in a close relationship or live together for a protective order to be pursued. The court must also find that the alleged victim is in danger of an imminent assault. If there is a protective order against you, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Attorney Ryan Bodley has years of courtroom experience helping people in Ocean City as a prosecutor and defense attorney. He understands how the process works and how to best defend against these types of allegations.
A Criminal Defense Lawyer Is The Smart Choice For Protective Order Defense
A protective order can have many negative consequences, especially when violated. You may have to find a new place to live, you may not be able to see your children, and you will have to relinquish your firearm. There are a lot of rules to follow, and it can often be difficult to ensure that you are not accidentally violating the order. Attorney Bodley will help you navigate the orders depending on your unique circumstances.
Working with an experienced criminal defense attorney on your protective order violation case is beneficial for a number of reasons. First, the protective order process is fast-moving and requires critical decisions and quick problem-solving. The hearing process can be confusing and overwhelming and may require litigation skills. Attorney Bodley has worked as a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. This experience has provided him the time to hone his litigation skills and learn how to best fight for his clients.
Second, while sometimes viewed under family law, protective orders have criminal elements and bring criminal consequences when violated. Violations can be prosecuted criminally, so you need a lawyer who has direct experience with this process and can defend you if necessary.
Helping You Protect Your Peace Of Mind
A protective order is a serious process that can impact how you live and function in your day-to-day life. They should be taken seriously and require a knowledgeable, experienced criminal defense attorney to defend your interests. Contact Bodley Defense to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how attorney Ryan Bodley can help you. Call today at 410-885-1638 or fill out an online contact form.