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Legal Information: North Carolina

Restraining Orders

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April 23, 2021

Civil No-Contact Orders ("50C orders")

A civil no-contact order (“50C”) provides protection from nonconsensual sexual conduct and stalking from someone with whom you do not have an intimate or familial relationship, such as an acquaintance, co-worker, neighbor, or stranger. In addition, an employer can file on behalf of an abused employee.