In order to deflect attention away from their own wrongdoing, many abusers will file false criminal charges in Maryland. By filing false criminal charges, the abuser hopes to minimize his or her own abusive behavior. Often, the abuser is desperate to maintain control over the victim and will use the threat of criminal prosecution to…

What is a Maryland Record Expungement in Montgomery County, Maryland and Prince George’s County, Maryland? In Maryland, record expungement is a process where an individual may formally request the public removal of police and court records. Typically, an expungement is filed when someone is arrested or charged with a criminal or a traffic offense that…

Every holiday season there is a drastic increase in the number of requests for protective orders. While the majority of the petitioners that filed for a Final Protective Order in Maryland have valid claims of intimate partner violence and abuse, some petitioners attempt to game the system in an effort to gain leverage in their…

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