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Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

Legal Information: Maryland

Maryland Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
August 13, 2019

Restraining Orders

A restraining order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In Maryland, there are domestic violence protective orders, peace orders, and extreme risk protection orders, which are explained in this section.