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In Maryland a peace order is a civil protective order. When it is not civil, you'd be the defendant on a criminal case. Typically employers don't ask about civil matters and you wouldn't have to disclose it on a job application. Generally an application only wants to know whether you were ever arrested or convicted of a crime.
What is the question on the job application? Can you tell me the wording? If it only asks whether you've been arrested or convicted of a criminal offense, you would not have to disclose a peace order.
Thank you. You would have to answer yes to this. Then you could note that it was a civil action. Civil matters are public, so theoretically, anyway, if you denied it, they might be able to find it.
It is civil, however, and shouldn't cost you a job.
Yes, the fact that you had a civil protective order against you would be a public record. Can they find it in another state?
Well, it's not going to be on your criminal history and won't turn up on a fingerprint check. But it is findable if they know where to look. In some Maryland Counties civil matters can be found online. See if you can plug in your name and find yourself.
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