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Legal Statutes: North Carolina

UPDATED August 17, 2016

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Chapter 50D. Permanent Civil No–Contact Order Against Sex Offender On Behalf of Crime Victim

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(a) If the court finds all of the following, the court may issue a permanent civil no-contact order:

(1) The respondent was convicted of committing a sex offense against the victim.

(2) The victim did not seek a permanent no-contact order under G.S. 15A-1340.50.

(3) Reasonable grounds exist for the victim to fear future contact with the respondent.

(4) Process was properly served on the respondent.

(5) The respondent answered the complaint and notice of hearing was given or the respondent failed to answer the complaint and is in default.

(b) The court may grant one or more of the following forms of relief in a permanent civil no-contact order under this Chapter:

(1) Order the respondent not to threaten, visit, assault, molest, or otherwise interfere with the victim.

(2) Order the respondent not to follow the victim, including at the victim's workplace.

(3) Order the respondent not to harass the victim.

(4) Order the respondent not to abuse or injure the victim.

(5) Order the respondent not to contact the victim by telephone, written communication, or electronic means.

(6) Order the respondent to refrain from entering or remaining present at the victim's residence, school, place of employment, or other specified places at times when the victim is present.

(7) Order other relief deemed necessary and appropriate by the court.

(c) No permanent civil no-contact order shall be issued under this Chapter without notice to the respondent.

Added by S.L. 2015-91, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015.