Maryland Peace Orders

You are eligible for a Maryland Peace Order order if you and the alleged abuser: have/have had a dating relationship, or if the alleged abuser is a neighbor, a stranger, or anyone else.

 For purposes of a Domestic Violence “Peace Order,” Maryland law defines “Abuse” as the occurrence of one or more of the following acts:

  • Abuse (as defined above for Protective Orders)
  • Harassment
  • Trespass
  • Malicious destruction of property