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Bowie Protective Order Lawyers

Maryland Restraining Order Attorney

Maryland law defines domestic abuse as any time a family or household member commits one of the following against you:

  • Assault (physical attack)
  • An act that places you in fear of immediate serious bodily harm or actually causes you serious bodily harm
  • Attempted or actual rape or sexual offense
  • Stalking
  • False imprisonment

Protective Orders And Peace Orders

Maryland has two sets of orders, protective orders, which are for married couples or couples with children, and peace orders, which are for couples who are involved but who do not live together. The purpose of the two kinds of orders, however, is the same: to keep the alleged abuser away.

Both sets of orders are effective for a specific period of time: interim protective orders, for emergency situations; temporary protective orders, for seven days; and final protective orders, which typically last for one year.

Any of these can order the abuser:

  • To not abuse or threaten to abuse you, or anyone else named in the order
  • To not contact, try to contact, or harass you or anyone else named in the order
  • To not enter your home
  • To stay away from family members' workplace, school, temporary residence (like a shelter) or other family members' homes
  • To move out of the house

You can even order the abuser to remand any pet owned by you or the respondent into your custody. There are many other things protective orders can do, which the lawyers at RGPH will be happy to explain to you.

Violation of an order is considered contempt of court. Depending on the nature of the violation, offenders can be made to do community service, pay fines and/or serve time in jail.

Are you in danger living in your own home? Help is on the way. Contact the Bowie protective order attorneys at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC, at any of these three numbers:

  • 24-hour hotline: 240-893-RGPH (240-893-7474)
  • Local office number: 301-850-7349
  • Toll-free number: 800-237-3137

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Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC
17251 Melford Boulevard, Suite 108
Bowie, MD 20715

Phone: 301-850-7349
24 Hour Hotline: 240-893-7474 (240-893-RGPH)
Toll Free: 800-237-3137
Fax: 240-206-9207
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Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC
11 North Washington Street, Suite 530
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-850-7349
Fax: 240-206-9207
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The firm of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC, practices law in Bowie, Maryland. It works with clients in the cities of Bowie, Columbia, Annapolis, Crofton, Upper Marlboro, Odenton, Glenn Dale, La Plata, Dunkirk, Prince Frederick, Severna Park, Hyattsville, Clinton, Silver Spring and Forestville, and in these counties: Prince George's County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, St. Mary's County, Charles County and Montgomery County.

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