Salisbury Domestic Violence Lawyers

Defending People Accused of Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence accusations can land you in jail, remove you from your home, and turn the tide in family law cases. In the worst cases, they can ruin your life. And sometimes, these accusations are unfounded or just outright false.

At the MacDonald Law Office, we understand that domestic violence claims must be treated with great sensitivity. Your marriage, your family, your reputation and your freedom may be at stake, and we take all of these things very seriously.

As former prosecutors, we know the system. Contact us at our offices in Salisbury and Ocean City for a free consultation with an experienced Maryland criminal defense lawyer.

Fighting Serious Consequences

The legal system takes allegations of domestic violence very seriously, in part because violence inside the home can be particularly devastating and hard to detect from outside.

But these serious considerations do not mean that every accusation is true. People accused of domestic violence deserve a vigorous defense with the help of an attorney, and our firm defends clients against all types of allegations, including:

  • Spousal or partner abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Elder abuse

Accusations of domestic violence can lead not only to criminal charges but also to other serious consequences. The courts can order domestic protective orders and peace orders to prevent you from entering or approaching your own home, and social services may try to keep you away from your children.

If any action is taken against you for alleged domestic violence or abuse, your name could go into a central database. We help clients defend themselves against — and, if necessary, appeal — the negative consequences of domestic violence accusations.

Telling Your Side of the Story

Domestic violence accusations often arise in the context of situations like divorce, property disputes, child custody disputes and other family law matters. Often, the accuser has a clear motivation for making the accusation. We are experienced at sorting out these issues.

Many accusations also arise out of situations where two or more people were actively participating in an argument that got out of hand. In these cases, self-defense may be a valid defense against any criminal charges.

Defending People Against Charges of Sexual Assault

Andrew M. MacDonald spent 10 years as an Assistant State's Attorney for Wicomico County, Maryland. During that time he prosecuted defendants for a wide variety of sex crimes. He has comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and what the state has to prove to convict you. At the MacDonald Law Office, we know how to defend you against these charges.

We represent clients facing accusations of sex crimes, including:

  • Physical and sexual child abuse
  • Rape
  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Child pornography
  • Chat room offenses
  • Attempted criminal sexual conduct

Schedule a Free Consultation

If you have been accused of any type of domestic violence or sexual crime, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss the details of your case and what we can do to defend you against the charges.