Protective Orders and Peace Orders

General Protective Orders and Peace Orders Articles

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.
If you have a protective order from another state or Native American tribal court, your protective order is entitled to full faith and credit in Maryland. This means that Maryland courts and police have to enforce the order. You can also ask another state to enforce your Maryland protective order.
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.
This article addresses frequently asked questions for peace orders.
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 the alleged abuser (also called the "Respondent").
This article addresses frequently asked question for protective orders.
Under certain circumstances, you may file a written request to remove from public view the court records relating to a Protective Order or a Peace Order.