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Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

Legal Information: Maryland

Restraining Orders

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August 13, 2019

Peace Orders

A peace order is similar to a domestic violence protective order in that they both require you to be a victim of abuse and they both offer you similar forms of protection from the abuser.  However, if your relationship to the abuser falls under the category for a domestic violence protective order, you would not be eligible for a peace order.