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Restraining Orders

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December 22, 2023

What protections can I get in a civil no-contact order?

A civil no-contact order can order that the abuser not:

  • threaten, visit, assault, molest, or otherwise interfere with you;
  • follow you, including at your workplace;
  • harass you;
  • abuse or injure you;
  • contact you by telephone, written communication, or electronic means; and
  • enter or remain present at your residence, school, place of employment, or other specified places at times when you are present.1

The judge can also order anything else s/he finds necessary and appropriate.1

1 NCGS § 50D-5(b)