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Legal Information: North Carolina

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
February 6, 2020

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.1   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.2

1 NCGS § 50C-1(8)
2 NCGS § 50C-5(a)