In our blog post last week, we discussed how the Alford plea resulted in a man receiving a probation sentence in a domestic violence case. That story brings up the importance of having top-notch representation when you are facing domestic violence charges in Maryland. These charges can have some serious effects on just about every aspect of your life.
When an accusation of domestic violence is made against you, it is possible that you will be displaced. That is because you might not be able to return to your home if there is a protective order against you. Even if that is only temporary, it can still be a huge burden for you to bear. If you have children, you might even be kept away from them.
The domestic violence charges can also affect you in other ways. When you are charged with domestic violence, that is entered into your criminal record. That can make it difficult for you to get a job or even keep your job if it is dependent upon you having a clean criminal history.
Besides the fact that you might not be able to go home and that you might suffer from problems with employment, you also have to consider the social stigma. Fighting against these charges is one way that you might be able to protect your reputation.
As soon as you learn that you are facing accusations of domestic violence, contact us so we can explore your options. You need to have someone on your side who is familiar with domestic violence cases. We have the experience you need on your side.