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Legal Statutes: Maryland

UPDATED April 19, 2017

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Part II. Household Violence

back to top§4-508. Penalties for violations of orders

Penalty for violation of order

(a) An interim protective order, temporary protective order, and final protective order issued under this subtitle shall state that a violation of the order may result in:

(1) criminal prosecution; and

(2) imprisonment or fine or both.

Finding of contempt for violation of order

(b) A temporary protective order and final protective order issued under this subtitle shall state that a violation of the order may result in a finding of contempt.
Added by Acts 1992, c. 65, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1992. Amended by Acts 1994, c. 469, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; Acts 2002, c. 235, § 3, eff. Dec. 18, 2002.