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Common Misconceptions About Domestic Violence

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When you’ve been charged with domestic abuse, it can be terrifying and infuriating. Just being accused of a crime is bad enough, but being accused of hurting your own family can be even more frustrating, especially when the allegations are false or overblown. With this in mind, consider some common misconceptions about domestic violence… Read More »

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Understanding What Constitutes Stalking in Maryland

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Many Maryland residents are charged with stalking each year, and sadly some of them are not actually guilty of the crime.  While all crime is bad, the fact is stalking is a tough crime to define. While the law does a good job of trying to strike a balance, over-eager prosecutors and spiteful individuals… Read More »

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Fighting a Protective Order

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Under Section 4-504 of the Maryland Family Code, a person can bring a protective order against anyone who presents a threat of harm. Protective orders are designed to create a judicial notice of potential abuse or violence, and to put the abuser on notice. Violating a protective order can have severe consequences for the… Read More »

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Making Sense of Amber’s Law: Maryland’s New Approach to Domestic Violence

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Domestic violence is not always as straightforward as it appears in movies. Not all offenses involve a brutal assault. In Maryland, a person can be charged with domestic violence even for the smallest physical altercation with a member of one’s household. For those who are charged with domestic abuse, it can be devastating. Maryland… Read More »

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Peace Orders – Protecting Yourself from Abuse Outside the Home

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

If you have been a victim of abuse, you should seek protection from your abuser. There are two types of protective orders in Maryland. Protective orders are traditionally thought of as an order to protect you when your abuser is a family or household member. Peace orders protect people who do not qualify for… Read More »

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What should I consider when leaving an abusive marriage?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Nobody deserves to live in a home where he or she is being subjected to abuse. If you are currently in an abusive relationship, which includes physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse, you might want to consider leaving. Walking away is going to be very difficult. You will likely have to deal with emotional… Read More »

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Domestic violence charges depend on various points

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Domestic violence charges are serious charges that you must take a firm stance against if you find that you have been accused of this crime. In Maryland, domestic violence charges aren’t in a class by themselves. Instead, these crimes are charged as other crimes under which they would fall. There are many possibilities that… Read More »

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Victim statements are only one part of domestic violence charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Domestic violence is a problem for many people. The sad reality is that domestic violence can turn fatal. The courts can prosecute people who abuse their spouses or another relative. In many cases, these charges are based on statements made by the victim. When a report of domestic violence is made, victims might decide… Read More »

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Is psychological abuse domestic violence?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When fists start flying or someone gets shoved into a wall, those are usually clear signs that a relationship is abusive. However, psychological abuse can be just as effective at controlling someone—and, since it is harder to demonstrate to others, it can be more easily denied or overlooked. But make no mistake about it:… Read More »

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Learn how to put a stop to an abusive relationship

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The subject of domestic violence is one that is very intimate. Many men and women are stuck in these relationships without any hope. Even when the abuse isn’t physical, the scars can cut deep. Trying to leave an abusive relationship can often seem like a gamble. You know that you want to leave, but… Read More »

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