Technically speaking, one cannot get a Protective Order in Maryland expunged from a record, unlike a criminal charge. However, Maryland law allows such Protective Orders to be “shielded” in certain circumstances. This means that, effectively, it will be impossible for someone to discover that a Protective Order was issued.

If an Order was granted against you, you can file to have a shield imposed after three years have passed, with certain other conditions.

If an Ex Parte Protective Order was issued but denied, at a subsequent hearing, then you can immediately file to have it shielded.

For more information on your rights concerning a protective order in Maryland, contact us.

We can be reached at (301) 840-8565.