Protective Orders and Peace Orders During the COVID-19
In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, Governor Hogan has ordered the courts to be closed to the public in Maryland. Many court cases have been halted and waiting an order from the governor to reopen and to be heard by a judge. However, the Maryland Judiciary is only allowing certain cases to be heard by judges. What it means that protective orders and peace orders can be heard and adjudicate before a judge during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Maryland court has placed emergency restrictions under Covid-19 such as new peace order, new protective order, new domestic violence protective petitions and new peace order petitions will be heard before the Commissioner. The new emergency restrictions for Covid-19 which the following issues will be heard for District Court or Circuit Court judge is required review the petition and evaluate the petition at issue (a) can be resolved without a hearing, (b) can be scheduled after the Court’s Covid-19 emergency restrictions is terminated, (c) can be heard with certain types of electronic participation, or (d) can be heard in person. There restricted matters are as follows: (1) emergency guardianship issues, (2) unique shelter care matters, (3) appeals from peace orders, (4) domestic violence protective orders, (5) all temporary restraining orders, (6) family law emergency matters, (7) motions that involve domestic violence protective orders, (8) motions that involve extreme-risk protective orders, (9) contempt hearings involving peace or protective orders, and (10) motions that involve peace orders.
You have a domestic violence situation or you have a peace order that you have to tackle. It is best not to do this alone. You want an attorney who can represent in this situation whether it be during Covid-19 Pandemic or otherwise which will look after your best interest. Call the Soubra Law Firm and the Firm can help you with your matter. The Firm’s phone number is (301)219-5038. The protective order and peace order attorney can consult with you immediately on the phone. We had represented people throughout Maryland. We are not closed, but ready to be open to serve the public with regards to your legal issue. It is important that we make ourselves available for your needs to represent you in your emergency matter.