Know the Laws: North Carolina
UPDATED August 17, 2016
A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In North Carolina, there are domestic violence protective orders and two types of civil no-contact orders, which are explained below.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection from someone who you have/had a "personal relationship" with.
A civil order that provides you with protection from someone with whom you do not have an intimate or familial relationship, such as an acquaintance, co-worker, neighbor, or stranger.
The victim of a sex offense that requires registration of the offender can get a civil no contact order after the offender is found guilty of the sex offense in criminal court.
Your domestic violence protective order can be enforceable wherever you move.
If you are planning to move to North Carolina or are going to be in North Carolina for any reason, your protection or restraining order may be enforced.
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