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Legal Information: Maryland
Updated: November 10, 2020
What happens to my protective order if I move?
If you move within Maryland, your order will still be valid (good). Additionally, the federal law provides what is called “full faith and credit,” which means that once you have a criminal or civil protective order, it follows you wherever you go, including U.S. Territories and tribal lands.1 See our Moving to Another State with a Protective Order page for more information.
You may want to consider whether you want to give your new address to the court in case the court needs to contact you for any reason.
1 18 USC § 2265
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