MANY OF MARYLAND’S LEADING FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS REFER PROTECTIVE ORDERS TO THE LAW OFFICE OF SANDY STEEVES.
One of the most frightening experiences that you can be faced with is having a law enforcement officer come to your residence or place of business and tell you that your intimate partner has taken out a protective order against you.
When your intimate partner receives this temporary protective order, you typically find out that you are prohibited from returning to your home and that your partner has been granted custody of your children until your final protective order hearing. To make matters worse, you typically have less than 1 week to prepare for the biggest hearing of your life.
You cannot go to court alone to a final protective order hearing. You cannot go to court and simply tell the judge that you did not do it. You need an experienced trial attorney who will not only mount a defense but take the fight to the person who requested the protective order. Many of these cases amount to “he-said/she-said” decisions. It is vital that you have an attorney on your side who knows how to defend against blatant lies and impeach the credibility of the opposing party.