My question involves criminal law for the state of: Maryland/Pennsylvania
Here is the problem. Kind of a long story. I live in Towson, Maryland. I was engaged for about 8 months a few years ago but in April, 2008, broke off the engagement. My ex fiance then started stalking and harrassing me. She'd make harrassing phone calls to me, send me letters and emails, and hang around in the parking lot pf my condo waiting for me to leave and come home. She scared away the next woman I was dating by following us. I went to the police several times and in October of 2009 she was arrested for phone harrassment and tresspassing. She was sentenced to a year probation and I also got a permenant restraining order against her. This past May, she violated the restraining order and served 5 days in the Baltimore County Jail. After she got out, she moved an hour and a half away to Pennsylvania. She started emailing me and calling me again, and just the other day, when I was in Pennsylvania, she approached me in a restaurant parking lot. I tried to reason with her and said, "Do you want to go back to jail?" Her response was, "The judge who issued the restraining order is a Maryland Judge. We are in Pennsylvania now. He has no authority to tell me what to do in Pennsylvania." Is this true? Does this mean I now have to file for a restraining order in Pennsylvania as well? I would think that one state would enforce a restraining order issued in a neighboring state? How does this work? I need advice. Thanks.