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Legal Statutes: Maryland

UPDATED April 19, 2017

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Part III. Victims of Domestic Violence

back to top§4-513. "Victim of domestic violence" defined

In this Part III and in Part IV of this subtitle, "victim of domestic violence" means an individual who has received deliberate, severe, and demonstrable physical injury, or is in fear of imminent deliberate, severe, and demonstrable physical injury from a current or former spouse, or a current or former cohabitant, as defined in § 4-501 of this subtitle.
[Added by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1994, c. 728, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; Acts 2006, c. 374, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006; Acts 2006, c. 375, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006.]