Get A Strong Domestic Abuse Attorney On Your Side
Whether you allowed your emotions to take over and have made threats or attempts to physically harm another person, or a bystander to your argument called the police unnecessarily, you will likely be arrested for domestic violence. Maryland law requires police to make an arrest when they are called to any domestic disturbance. Fighting these charges also involves fighting an automatic negative bias against you, and it is vital to retain a skilled, experienced and diligent criminal defense attorney to defend you.
At Bours & Lucero, LLC, we have nearly 70 years of combined experience working on domestic violence and domestic abuse cases. Attorney Reginald W. Bours III is a former Deputy State’s Attorney in the State’s Attorney’s Office for Montgomery County where he trained new prosecutors. This experience equips him with great insights on how to counter the strategies and arguments presented by prosecutors. We build your defense by examining the circumstances of your arrest, talking to witnesses and leveraging our decades of experience and knowledge of prosecution strategies to help you secure an optimal result.
COVID-19 And Domestic Violence
While good people are out of work and sheltered in place, marriage and relationship problems have been exposed. Arrests for domestic assault have recently been the primary focus of local police. Protective orders are being issued by District Court Commissioners, most of whom are non-lawyers, and judicial review of both criminal and civil domestic violence issues is delayed and handled by remote telephone and video conferencing.
These facts demand attorneys that know the system and can work on short notice to address emergency hearings like bond hearings to secure release from jail before trial. And to challenge false claims of domestic partners who are trying to remove you from your home or to prevent your access to the children.
We represent both men and women in these kinds of issues, equally and fairly. And we can follow up for more permanent solutions if divorce or contested custody proceedings are required.
Contact us now for aggressive and effective representation.
What Is Domestic Violence?
In Maryland, domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. This means individuals do not have to be married in order to be charged with domestic violence – parents, stepparents, roommates, partners or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence crimes. The following acts are considered domestic violence in Maryland:
- Actual or threatened physical harm
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Statutory rape
- Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
- Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting
Domestic violence crimes are either misdemeanors or felonies. Penalties for these crimes range from fines and community service to a lengthy prison term. If you are facing domestic violence charges, it’s critical to get an experienced attorney on your side who will fight to minimize the penalties and possibly get the charges dropped.
Preserve Your Rights When Accused Of Violent Crimes
Clients charged with domestic violence in Maryland face serious consequences:
- Prison sentence
- Permanent restraining order
- Inability to return to your house
- Inability to see your children
- Difficulty finding or keeping a job
- Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
- Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
- If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges
- Inability to possess firearms
At Bours & Lucero, LLC, we can guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself and keep the situation from getting worse.
Contact Bours & Lucero, LLC, Today
When you have been charged with domestic violence in Maryland, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 240-428-0933 or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. With offices conveniently located in Rockville, Maryland, we stand ready to represent you in your domestic violence case.