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Domestic Violence 


Domestic Violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical, sexual and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion, that is used against an intimate partner. This pattern of behavior includes a variety of tactics that may be criminal, may cause physical injury, and may occur on a daily basis.

Maryland law defines “abuse” as when someone you have a specific relationship with commits one of the following against you: 

  • Assault
  • Financial exploitation by anyone including family members, care takers, or fiduciaries
  • An act that places you in fear of immediate serious bodily harm or actually causes you serious bodily harm
  • Attempted or actual rape or sexual offense
  • Stalking
  • False imprisonment, such as holding you somewhere against your will

 

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