At Houlon Berman, we have over 50 years of experience representing clients in criminal matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia. We take pride in the results we get for our clients. In every case, the prosecution bears the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The client has no burden of proof. It is always on the prosecution, plus the jury’s verdict must be unanimous.
Violation of Protective Order charges can be issued against a Defendant after the Defendant has had a Protective Order entered against him or her, either by consent or after a contested hearing. A Protective Order usually requires one individual with whom he has a familial or intimate relationship to stay away from and not abuse another person, stay away from their residence, and stay away from their place of work/school. When you have been accused of failing to comply with the conditions of the Protective Order, criminal charges may be filed against you.
In order to prove the offense of Violation of a Protective Order, the State must prove the following elements of the offense:
- That a Protective Order was issued against the Defendant; and
- That the Defendant violated the Order
Our criminal defense attorneys at Houlon Berman have broad experience representing clients successfully in Violation of Protective Order cases. Our success derives from our uncompromising commitment to our clients, and hard work. Our clients receive a robust defense in each and every case.
If you have a Violation of a Protective Order case in Upper Marlboro, Hyattsville, Bowie, Greenbelt, College Park, Laurel, Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, or anywhere else in the State of Maryland, please contact us.