How is a 50D civil no-contact different than a 50C civil no-contact order or a 50B domestic violence protective order?
All three orders, 50D, 50C and 50B, can protect victims of sexual assault. However, 50D no-contact orders are permanent, whereas 50C and 50B orders must be renewed in person each time the order expires.* Additionally, another important difference is that victims of sexual assault are only eligible for a 50D civil no-contact order if the offender was convicted and the offense requires registration on the sex-offender registry.** You can read more about 50C orders on our Civil No-Contact Order ("50C orders") page and 50B orders on our Domestic Violence Protective Orders ("50B orders") page.
* NCGS §§ 50D-1(1);50C-8(c);50B-3(b)
** NCGS § 50D-5