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Legal Information: Maryland
Who can a judge issue an extreme risk protective order against?
A judge can issue an extreme risk protective order against an individual, also called a respondent.1 The respondent must pose an immediate and present danger of causing injury to himself/herself, you, or others by having firearms.2 The respondent can be an adult or a minor.3
1 MD Code, Public Safety § 5-601(f)
2 MD Code, Public Safety § 5-605(c)
3Maryland Court’s website
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