North Carolina Protective Orders

Code Section
50B-1, et seq.

Activity Addressed by Order
Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitations, support, counseling; prohibit purchase of a firearm; court costs and attorney fees

Duration
1 year; may be renewed for an additional year

Penalty for a Violation of Order
Class A1 misdemeanor

Who May Apply for Order
Any aggrieved party; a minor may be represented by a person who resides with or has custody

Fees Waived
Yes

Transmission to Law Enforcement
Copy to police department of city of victim’s residence or sheriff of county police department where victim resides

Civil Liability
Yes, contempt of court


Inside North Carolina Protective Orders