Family Law §4-501, et seq.
Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, work, or school; regarding minors: temporary custody, counseling, visitations, maintenance
Temporary: 7 days, may be extended, maximum 30 days. General: maximum 12 mos.
Penalty for a Violation of Order
Contempt, criminal prosecution, imprisonment, or fine. If violate certain clauses: misdemeanor; first offense: up to $1,000 fine or 90 days jail or both; 2nd or subsequent: up to $2,500 fine or 1 yr. in prison or both
Who May Apply for Order
A household member or minor or vulnerable adult; state’s attorney, department of social services, law enforcement officer, blood, marriage or adoptive relative, or adult household member
May be waived
Transmission to Law Enforcement
Copy to appropriate law enforcement agency