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Know the Laws: North Carolina

UPDATED July 3, 2013

Even if you do not qualify for a domestic violence protection order ("50B orders") or a civil no-contact order ("50C orders"), the abuser may have committed a crime.  If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court.  Remember that even if you do have a  a domestic violence protection order ("50B orders") or a civil no-contact order ("50C orders"), you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in North Carolina?

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in North Carolina?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in North Carolina?

Here is a list of some possible crimes in North Carolina that the abuser may have committed.  You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in North Carolina?

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety runs an Office of Victim Services, which provides information on victims' rights and services.  You can also call them at (919) 733-7974.

For information on victims' compensation in North Carolina, visit the North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Crime Victims Compensation Services website, or contact them by telephone at (919) 733-7974.

You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff's department, or district attorney's office.  See our NC Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff's department.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.

Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.

You may want to contact the Stalking Resource Center if you are being stalked or harassed.

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