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Legal Information: Maryland
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
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
1 MD Code, Public Safety § 5-610(a)(1)
2 MD Code, Public Safety § 5-610(a)(2)
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