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August 13, 2019

Can I extend an extreme risk protective order?

You can file a motion to extend an extreme risk protective order while the order is in effect. The judge will schedule a hearing on your motion within 30 days.1 A judge may extend an extreme risk protective order after:

  • notice to the respondent and any other person who would be affected by an extension; and
  • a hearing where the judge finds “good cause” to extend the order.2

If the hearing on your motion to extend the order is scheduled for a date after the order expires, the judge will extend the order until the hearing on your motion.3

1 MD Code, Public Safety § 5-602(a)(3)(i)
2 MD Code, Public Safety § 5-602(a)(2)
3 MD Code, Public Safety § 5-602(a)(3)(ii)