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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of December 22, 2023

Who can get a civil no-contact order for victims of registered sex offenders?

If you are the victim of a sex offense, or certain other non-sexual offenses, that occurred in North Carolina or a similar crime in another state, you may be eligible for a 50D civil no-contact order if:

  • The abuser was convicted of the offense; and
  • The criminal offense requires registration on the sex offender registry.1

You may also be able to file on behalf of a minor child or an incompetent adult who is a victim of registerable sex offense.2

1 NCGS §§ 50D-2(a)(1); 14-208.6(4)(b)
2 NCGS § 50D-2(a)(2), (a)(3)