With a DVPO, the defendant is ordered to stay away from the plaintiff, without contact of any kind for a certain period of time. DVPO’s can be issued for up to one year and can prohibit:
- In-person contact
- Phone calls
- Social media messaging
A DVPO is violated if there is contact by the defendant with the person that is protected. More specifically, a person is guilty of violating the DVPO if they willingly violate a legitimate protective order. If violated, it is punished as a Class A1 Misdemeanor. A Class A1 Misdemeanor is…
- Highest level of misdemeanor in North Carolina;
- Up to 150 days in jail;
- A possible fine, amount determined by what the court deems appropriate.
Contact Rech Law today with questions about your domestic violence case.