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December 22, 2023

What happens if the abuser/stalker violates the civil no-contact order?

If the stalker/abuser violates the civil no-contact order, s/he may be charged with civil or criminal contempt of court, which may result in a fine or imprisonment.1 The punishment for criminal contempt can be imprisonment up to 30 days, a fine of up to $500.00, or both.2 To alert the court of the violation, you can file a Motion and Order to Show Cause for Failure to Comply with No-Contact Order form (#AOC-CV-528).

1 NCGS §§ 50C-5(c); 50C-10
2 NCGS § 5A-12