Those who have been a victim of domestic violence or harassment will want to protect themselves from future abuse. This can be done by filing for a Protective Order or a Peace Order. If a Peace Order is granted, then protection can be for up to six months. If a Protective Ordered is granted, then protection can be for up to one year. If the abuse continues, then these Orders can be extended for good cause.
A protective order is a type of civil order. It is put into place to tell someone who has abused another person or threatened to do so to stay away from the victim or any member of the victim's household. The protective order prohibits the alleged abuser from contacting the victim or anyone in the victim's household and prevents them from destroying any property belonging to the victim. Additionally, the accused may not enter the victim's home.
When family conflicts get out of hand, you may find that you want to stay away from your ex-partner for a certain amount of time. If you have communicated this to them but they have continued to call you, visit your home or even threaten you, you should consider taking action to protect yourself.
Protective orders can be exactly what you need to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. When you're in danger due to your former or current spouse's actions, threats or the threat of harm to others, you have the right to reach out to the police and your attorney for help.
You were never expecting to have to call the police on your partner. You were together for years without a problem, but lately, things have been strained. They were fired from work, and they have been drinking more than usual. Now, they've begun to lash out.
Back in the 17th century, an English jurist espoused the legal theory that there was no such thing as rape within a marriage because by entering into marriage, a woman's consent to sex with her husband was implied.
An Anne Arundel County District Court judge faces potential suspension from the bench after denying a protective order requested by a Glen Burnie man two months before his death.
A Maryland woman who police say was fatally shot by her husband had filed and then requested dismissal of a protective order against him more than a year ago. Baltimore County police officers found the 51-year-old man outside of the woman's Dundalk home on the evening of March 5 holding a revolver. After dropping the gun, he told them, "She's dead in the back room." Police found her in a bedroom, shot in the head.