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THREE PART SERIES: PART THREE- WHAT HAPPENS IF I VIOLATE A NC DVPO?

THREE PART SERIES: PART THREE- WHAT HAPPENS IF I VIOLATE A NC DVPO?

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
  • Texts
  • 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.

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