Legal Information: Maryland
Updated: October 18, 2022
Am I eligible for a peace order?
Peace orders are meant to protect people who do not qualify for a domestic violence protective order. If you are eligible to file for a domestic violence protective order, you are not eligible for a peace order.1 (To see if you would qualify for domestic violence protective order, go to Who can get a protective order?)
Here are a few examples of relationships that may qualify you for a peace order:
- a neighbor;
- a co-worker;
- an acquaintance; or
- a stranger.1
1“Peace and Protective Orders” Brochure,” MD Judiciary
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