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Tag Archives: Protective orders

Maryland protection orders don’t always mean no guns allowed

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

As part of the recently renewed attention on the nation’s gun control debate, more than one national media source has reported on the interplay between firearms and domestic violence protective orders. While some states require those who get served with a protective order to immediately surrender their firearms, Maryland is not one of those… Read More »

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New guidelines may help Maryland domestic violence victims

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A set of new guidelines to Maryland’s district court judges may ease the process for domestic violence victims who are seeking protection from an abusive spouse of significant other. The new guidelines, promulgated by the chief judge of Maryland’s district court as well as the Administrative Judges Committee, aim to encourage more of the… Read More »

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New Maryland domestic violence laws take effect this month

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Possibly to mark this occasion, Maryland has enacted new domestic violence laws. Thanks to this new legislation, Maryland domestic violence lawyers will have some new tools with which to protect victims. One new Maryland domestic violence law allows victims to claim unemployment benefits if the Department of Labor,… Read More »

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Judge retiring after criticism over protective order hearing

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A Baltimore County judge informed the Governor recently that he intends to retire this October amid an ongoing investigation as to how he handled a domestic violence case. Reportedly, when a woman came to his court seeking a temporary protective order, he questioned her for about 30 minutes. Some of the judge’s questions implied… Read More »

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Are Asian Americans in Maryland less likely to report abuse?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A recent study showed that, as a whole, Asian American victims of domestic violence are much less likely than those of other ethnicities to seek legal help or counseling. The author of the study attributed his findings to cultural barriers that Asian American domestic violence victims face, as well as to a lack of… Read More »

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Bill would improve Maryland domestic violence protection orders

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A recent article in the Baltimore Sun discussed the need for greater domestic violence protections. The article cites a case where a Hagerstown resident was abused, and then murdered, by her ex-boyfriend. After the initial abuse, she had written an appeal asking for a protective order from the court. Unfortunately, that protection was denied… Read More »

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