Legal Options

General Legal Options Articles

This article describes the federal crimes that pertain to domestic violence.
This article describes the options for criminal charges a victim may wish to pursue against an abuser.
Protective Orders can provide housing protections. Maryland laws also give victims of domestic violence in rental housing added protections.
The law and history of interspousal immunity in Maryland.
Court records are generally open and accessible to the public. This article provides information on how to seal or shield your case records from public view.
This article lists the causes of actions in civil court that a victim may bring against an abuser.
Maryland Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) Service and all Maryland courts that have implemented the Maryland Electronic Filing and Case Management (MDEC) system provide crime victims, victim advocates, and other concerned citizens free offender information and hearing notification.
Law enforcement officers are a critical link in the survival of a victim of domestic violence. All law enforcement entities in Maryland provide extensive training and guidelines on domestic violence.
This article outlines a number of tips for working with an attorney when you have been abused.