Questionable denials of temporary protective orders

temporary protective orders

It is critical that deserving victims of domestic violence get 7 day temporary orders when they need them – but that isn’t always happening in Montgomery County District Courts. A judge in Maryland need only find “reasonable cause” to believe there is bodily harm, stalking or a serious threat to issue a 7 day order. The Maryland legislature […]

Why Are Protective Orders Granted At Different Rates Across Maryland?

Where you live can define many things about you. Can it also determine if you are granted a protective order? Court Watch Montgomery ha​s​ organized data showing significant variation across Maryland in the rates at which protective orders are granted, denied, or dismissed. To unpack this, in studio with Maryland Morning host Sheilah Kast is […]