Maryland Law & Statutes
- An act that places a person in fear of imminent serious bodily harm
- An act that causes serious bodily harm
- Rape or sexual offense
Attempt rape or sexual offense
- False imprisonment, such as interference with freedom, physically keeping you from leaving your home or kidnapping you.
Domestic violence law is governed primarily by criminal and family law statutes. In Maryland, the official source for the state statutes is the Annotated Code of Maryland.
See below for citations to selected Maryland Family law statutes:
- MD Code Fam. Law Title 4: Spouses
- MD Code Fam. Law Title 5: Children
- MD Code Fam. Law Title 14: Adult Protective Services
- MD Code Crim. Law Title 3: Other Crimes against the Person (Includes Subtitle 8: Stalking and Harassment; Subtitle 2: Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Related Crimes; and Subtitle 3: Sexual Crimes