It s maryland s version of a restraining order or stay away order. From the montgomery county clerk of courts office domestic relations division located in room 9 lower level of the montgomery county courts building 41 n.
If you re filing the petition for yourself you want a protective order if you need a restraining order against your current or former spouse are related to the person by blood marriage or adoption or had.
How to get a restraining order in montgomery county. In general a cpo is preferable to a restraining order as it can cover a wider number of circumstances and law enforcement is legally required to enforce it. The cpo process starts with the petitioner filing a written document called a petition with the clerk of courts. Protective orders chapter 5 code of criminal procedure family violence is a serious threat to society and its members.
What is a protective order. Perry street dayton ohio room 103. You must have a certain type of relationship with the other person to be eligible for a protective order.
Relationship the petitioner may seek an order out of the montgomery county common pleas court civil stalking department at 41 n. The relationship between the person seeking protection and the person they are seeking protection from determines the type of order filed. Can i get a protective order.
House of ruth maryland 24 hour help hotline. Montgomery county emergency operation center 610 275 1222 laurel house 24 7 hotline 800 642 3150 for help in obtaining an after hours emergency pfa please contact the domestic violence hotline at 1 800 773 2424. In order to determine if the county attorney will represent you in a protective order you must appear in person and meet with county attorney staff.
Victims of family violence are entitled to the maximum protection permitted by law. It s a court order that says one person must refrain from doing certain acts against another person. Determine what type of order you need.
For those who want the benefits of a restraining order too however such as the right to evict a partner it is possible to get both orders at the same time. In maryland protective orders are available generally for domestic violence situations while peace orders cover anyone to whom you re not related. The county attorney s office may assist the public in filing an application for a protective order in family court and representing the applicant victim in the protective order lawsuit.
Protective orders are civil orders issued by a judge that order one person to refrain from committing certain acts against others. How does someone get a cpo. Where can i get copies of my court papers.
Interim orders protective orders peace orders and emergency evaluation petitions. Emergency evaluation petitions for ex parte orders circuit court 50 maryland avenue 3rd floor rockville md 20850 301 777 9115. Protective orders are generally available to people in domestic relationships.