Legal Information: North Carolina

Am I eligible to file for a civil no-contact order?

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Am I eligible to file for a civil no-contact order?

Any person who has suffered nonconsensual sexual acts or stalking as defined by North Carolina law can apply to the court for a civil no-contact order.  These acts must be committed by someone you do not have an intimate or familial relationship with.*   If you have an intimate or familial relationship with the offender (as is explained in Who can get a domestic violence protection order (DVPO)?), you would file for a domestic violence protection order (DVPO) instead.  You do not have to have a physical injury to get a civil no-contact order.**

* NCGS § 50C-1(8)
** NCGS § 50C-5(a)