Legal Information: Maryland

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
May 12, 2022

Domestic Violence Protective Orders (includes sexual assault committed by anyone)

A domestic violence protective order is a civil order that protects: a victim of domestic abuse; a victim of recent sexual assault or attempted sexual assault committed by anyone; a vulnerable adult from abuse by any person regardless of their relationship; or a child who is sexually abused (by anyone) or physically or mentally injured by a parent, family/household member, caretaker or others.

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