Legal Options

General Legal Options Articles

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.
Laws 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.