Domestic Violence

If you are in danger, call 9-1-1, and get help immediately.

Use the directory of Domestic Violence Shelters and Domestic Violence Services to find an organization in your county that can help.

 

COVID-19 Information Update

Maryland courts are currently closed to the public; however, the courts will continue to hear certain types of emergency matters.

Domestic Violence and Peace Orders
If you are in need of protection and are seeking a peace or protective order, or an extreme risk protective order, call the District Court Commissioner in your county or Baltimore City. Due to the volume of callers and limited staff, there may be long wait times. Your request will be heard

Call first to provide information and for instructions on where to go. Once the commissioner issues an interim order, a judge will determine whether the next hearing must be heard in person, can be heard with remote electronic participation, can be scheduled after the emergency period has ended, or can be resolved without a hearing. More information for the public is available on the Maryland Courts website.


Los Tribunales de Maryland están actualmente cerrados al público; sin embargo, seguirán atendiendo ciertos tipos de asuntos de emergencia.
 

Órdenes de violencia doméstica y de paz
Si necesita protección y está buscando una orden de paz o protección o una orden de protección de riesgo extremo, llame al Comisionado del Tribunal de Distrito en su condado o ciudad de Baltimore. Su solicitud será atendida. 

Llame primero para dar información y para obtener instrucciones sobre dónde ir. Una vez que el comisionado emite una orden provisional, un juez determinará si la próxima audiencia se debe atender en persona, se puede atender con participación electrónica remota, se puede programar después de que el período de emergencia haya terminado o se puede resolver sin una audiencia. Más información para el público está disponible en el sitio web de los Tribunales de Maryland.


Les tribunaux du Maryland sont actuellement fermés au public; toutefois, les tribunaux continueront d’entendre certains types de questions d’urgence.

Ordonnances de violence familiale et de paix
Si vous avez besoin de protection et que vous demandez une ordonnance de paix ou de protection, ou une ordonnance de protection extrême des risques, appelez le commissaire de la Cour de district dans votre comté ou la ville de Baltimore. En raison du volume d’appels et du personnel limité, il peut y avoir de longs délais d’attente.  Votre demande sera entendue.

Appelez d’abord pour fournir des informations et pour obtenir des instructions sur l’endroit où aller. Une fois que le commissaire émet une ordonnance provisoire, un juge déterminera si la prochaine audience doit être entendue en personne, peut être entendue avec une participation électronique à distance, peut être planifiée après la fin de la période d’urgence ou peut être résolue sans audience. Plus d’informations pour le public sont disponibles sur le site Web de Maryland Courts.


메릴랜드 법원은 현재 휴정 중이며, 법원은 일정 유형의 긴급 사안에 대해서는 계속해서 심리합니다.

가정폭력 및 안녕 질서
보호가 필요하고 안녕 또는 보호 명령, 극한 위험 보호 명령을 구하고 있으면, 카운티 또는 볼티모어 시의 지방법원 커미셔너에게 전화하십시오. 귀하의 요청은 심리됩니다. 

먼저 전화를 하여 정보를 제공받고 어디로 가야 하는지 안내를 받으십시오. 일단 커미셔너가 가명령을 내리면, 판사는 다음 심리를 대면 심리할지 또는 원격 전자 참여로 심리할지, 비상사태 기간 종료 후 심리 일정을 정할 지, 심리없이 소송을 종료할지 여부를 결정합니다. 일반인을 위한 더 자세한 정보는 메릴랜드 법원 웹사이트에서 확인할 수 있습니다.


马里兰州法院目前不对公众开放。但是,法院将继续审理特定类型的紧急案件。
 

家庭暴力与和平令
如果您需要保护且正在寻求和平令、保护令或极端风险保护令,请致电您所在县或巴尔的摩市的地区法院专员。地区法院专员将受理您的请求。 

请先致电以提供信息并了解目的地说明。专员发布临时命令后,法官将确定是否必须亲自进行下一次审理,是否可以远程电子参与审理,是否可以在紧急情况结束后安排审理,或者是否可以不经审理予以解决。有关更多公开信息,请访问马里兰州法院网站。

General Domestic Violence Articles

Under Maryland law any health practitioner, police officer, or human service worker who has reason to believe that a vulnerable adult is in danger is required to report that fact to the local department of social services. Any concerned person may make such a report.
Domestic violence is a health issue as well as a legal and social problem. Both physical and emotional abuse can create immediate and long term health problems for you and your children.
This article describes how the COVID-19 court closure affects peace order, protective order, and extreme risk protective order cases.
There is a two or three-step process that you must follow to get a domestic violence Protection Order against your abuser.
This article addresses frequently asked question for protective orders.
These clues are certainly not definite signs of an abusive relationship, only that there is the potential to become one. Much of the information that we have comes from already identified abusive relationships.
Dating violence is an increasingly common problem. Teenagers subjected to dating violence often slip through the cracks of the legal system.
Domestic violence is the mistreatment of one family member or intimate partner by another. The abuse can be physical, sexual, verbal, emotional and psychological.

Legal Options

This article provides an overview of how the Peace Order and Protective Order differ from one another.
This article describes the federal crimes that pertain to domestic violence.
This article describes the options for criminal charges a victim may wish to pursue against an abuser.
Protective Orders can provide housing protections. Maryland laws also give victims of domestic violence in rental housing added protections.
The law and history of interspousal immunity in Maryland.
The Peace Order is a form of legal protection for anyone who is experiencing problems with an individual, including someone in a dating relationship, a neighbor, a stranger, or anyone else.
There is a two or three-step process that you must follow to get a domestic violence Protection Order against your abuser.
This article addresses frequently asked question for protective orders.
Court records are generally open and accessible to the public. This article provides information on how to seal or shield your case records from public view.
This article lists the causes of actions in civil court that a victim may bring against an abuser.
Maryland Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) Service and all Maryland courts that have implemented the Maryland Electronic Filing and Case Management (MDEC) system provide crime victims, victim advocates, and other concerned citizens free offender information and hearing notification.
All law enforcement entities in Maryland also provide extensive training and guidelines on domestic violence.
This article outlines a number of tips for working with an attorney when you have been abused.

Non-Legal Support

Violence by an intimate partner can be a serious problem in keeping a job. There are both federal and state laws that provide protection for victims of crimes in the workplace.
This article gives advice on how to guide your friend toward services that can be of assistance.
This article describes how children are affected by domestic violence and steps parents can take to keep their children safe.

Protective Orders and Peace Orders

This article provides an overview of how the Peace Order and Protective Order differ from one another.
This section further describes how the Maryland law defines the type of people eligible for legal protection.
In 1994, Congress enacted the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) directing jurisdictions to give full faith and credit to valid orders of protection issued by other jurisdictions.
This article provides an overview of Extreme Risk Protective Orders (ERPO). An ERPO is a court order that temporarily requires a person to surrender any firearms or ammunition to law enforcement and not purchase or possess firearms or ammunition.
The Peace Order is a form of legal protection for anyone who is experiencing problems with an individual, including someone in a dating relationship, a neighbor, a stranger, or anyone else.
These are the questions that you should be prepared to answer when you have your final protective order hearing.
There is a two or three-step process that you must follow to get a domestic violence Protection Order against your abuser.
This article addresses frequently asked question for protective orders.
Under certain circumstances, the Petitioner or the Respondent may file a written request to shield (that is, to remove from public view) the court records relating to a Protective Order or a Peace Order.
This table lists what a judge may order at each stage of a domestic violence case.

Safety Issues

This is a model plan to prepare for the possibility for future violence.
How to keep your pet safe in a Domestic Violence situation
Advance preparation and planning can help to protect you if abuse occurs.
This article provides options for where a victim should go after deciding to leave an abuser.
There are many steps you can take to try to keep your personal information private.
When you leave, it is important to take certain items with you. Some people give an extra copy of papers and an extra set of clothing to a friend just in case they have to leave quickly. Plan to put these items in one place so you can grab them quickly.