Frederick Domestic Violence Attorney

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Domestic Violence | Frederick County Criminal Defense Lawyer

At Schaffer & Black, PC, our team of Frederick County criminal attorneys are devoted to defending the rights of individuals facing charges of domestic violence. Being convicted of domestic violence has the potential to result in serious penalties and can leave a lasting effect on your entire future, which is why it is essential to ensure the lawyer backing you is one you can truly depend on. No matter how serious a client's charges may be, we always do everything in our power to protect his or her future, and help them obtain the most favorable results possible.

When your future is at stake, do not wait to act!

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Unlike other charges, domestic violence charges carry both relational and criminal implications. Domestic violence is considered any violent act against a roommate, family member, spouse, ex-partner, child, or any other individual you have a "domestic" relationship with. These charges can result in serious penalties, such as jail time, restraining orders, fines, and other consequences.

With so much on the line, you cannot afford to go through this time without a seasoned Frederick criminal defense attorney. We truly care about helping our clients defend their reputation and their freedom. We recognize that every client is going through a situation that is unique to them, and we build defenses that are tailored to fit the specific needs of every client we work with.

What type of penalties am I facing?

Domestic violence is a very serious crime that carries harsh penalties. Unfortunately, many domestic violence charges are based on "he-said, she-said" arguments. A spouse may be frustrated in the divorce or child custody process, prompting them to throw false allegations at the other. Even if there was no act of physical abuse or violence, you could still face charges. A simple verbal comment or movement that made another feel threatened could constitute charges. That is why you must contact our firm as soon as possible after you have been charged.


Typically, domestic violence charges result in the following:

  • Loss of child custody or visitation rights
  • Up to 90 days in jail (for a first offense)
  • $1,000 in fines (for a first offense)
  • $2,500 in fines for any subsequent offense
  • Mandatory protective order

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You are up against first or second degree assault charges, which could permanently damage your reputation and your record. If you are convicted of a felony, you could face more than 20 years behind bars! Don't let your future or your reputation stay on the line without a proven defense. Call us today to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.

Contact our dedicated domestic violence lawyers today. We are not afraid to take on tough charges and will stand up to the prosecution to defend your freedom.