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Legal Information: Maryland

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
August 13, 2019

What happens if the respondent violates the order?

Violating an extreme risk protective order is a misdemeanor. For the first offense, the judge could sentence the respondent to:

  • pay a fine of up to $1,000;
  • go to jail for up to 90 days; or
  • both.

For any additional offense of violating an extreme risk protective order, the judge could sentence the respondent to:

  • pay a fine of up to $2,500;
  • go to jail for up to one year; or
  • both.

1 MD Code, Public Safety § 5-610(a)(1)
2 MD Code, Public Safety § 5-610(a)(2)