Protection from Stalking

Maryland offers special protections for victims of stalking. Stalking is malicious conduct, and includes persistently approaching or pursuing another person with the intent to place them in fear of injury or death.

If you think that you are a victim of stalking, tell the police when they make an arrest, and/or immediately call the Court Commissioner to let them know that you may be a victim of stalking and are afraid for your safety. The Court Commissioner shall consider a stalking victim's safety when deciding to release a defendant on pretrial release.