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Legal Statutes: Maryland

UPDATED April 19, 2017

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Part II. Household Violence

back to top§4-509. Penalties

In general

(a) A person who fails to comply with the relief granted in an interim protective order under § 4-504.1(c)(1), (2), (3), (4)(i), (7), or (8) of this subtitle, a temporary protective order under § 4-505(a)(2)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), or (viii) of this subtitle, or a final protective order under § 4-506(d)(1), (2), (3), (4), or (5), or (f) of this subtitle is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject, for each offense, to:

(1) for a first offense, a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or both; and

(2) for a second or subsequent offense, a fine not exceeding $2,500 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both.

Prior convictions under § 3-1508 of Courts Article
(b) For the purpose of second or subsequent offender penalties provided under subsection (a)(2) of this section, a prior conviction under § 3-1508 of the Courts Article shall be considered a conviction under this section.

Arrests with or without a warrant
(c) An officer shall arrest with or without a warrant and take into custody a person who the officer has probable cause to believe is in violation of an interim, temporary, or final protective order in effect at the time of the violation.
Added by Acts 1992, c. 65, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1992. Amended by Acts 1994, c. 728, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; Acts 1995, c. 9, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, c. 10, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1995; Acts 1998, c. 685, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Acts 2002, c. 19, § 1, eff. April 9, 2002; Acts 2002, c. 235, § 3, eff. Dec. 18, 2002; Acts 2004, c. 537, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004; Acts 2009, c. 488, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, c. 489, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, c. 490, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, c. 491, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2010, c. 159, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 429, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 464, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2012, c. 66, § 1, eff. April 10, 2012; Acts 2014, c. 159, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.