Donny Knepper: 301-765-4473 / Brian Sadur: 301-340-2930,

Domestic Violence

Pro-active Representation Can Help You Resolve the Issue

Brian Sadur and Donny Knepper are experienced Maryland family law attorneys who have represented both victims and defendants in domestic violence cases.  Domestic violence is a type of criminal case where a person is accused of committing a crime, usually second-degree assault and/or violating a protective order, against a family member, usually a spouse or ex-spouse.

There are a number of strategies that can be used when defending or prosecuting a domestic violence case.  The State’s Attorney’s Office prosecutes these cases and, because they are criminal cases, the State must prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.  This is the highest standard of proof  that our justice system uses and it is always a factor when deciding how to proceed.

In a criminal case there are a number of Constitutional protections for the defendant.  There are also strategies that an experienced criminal defense attorney knows how to use.  The most important thing is that you hire a pro-active attorney who goes the extra mile for their clients.  Brian and Donny are those attorneys.

If you have been charged with a domestic violence crime then you need to consult with an attorney.  A conviction for a domestic violence crime can have potentially devastating consequences on your family.  Even if you believe the incident is being blown out of proportion, you owe it to yourself to consult with a professional.  Call Brian and Donny today to discuss your case.  They have strategies to help you decide how to proceed and how to minimize the consequences.

If you have been the victim of domestic violence, the State’s Attorney will be the office that represents your interest in criminal court.  However, the State’s Attorneys are not family lawyers and they are limited in the service that they can offer.  While it may be important that the defendant/abuser be held accountable for their actions, there may be collateral issues that need to be addressed, including: separating from your spouse, child custody and child support.  Brian and Donny can help you.

Call Brian and Donny to Help Resolve the Issue