Violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order
People residing within North Carolina may seek a form of Court Ordered “relief” from Acts of Domestic Violence.
N.C.G.S. Chapter 50B provides for the opportunity to file a civil lawsuit, known as a Complaint and Motion for Domestic Violence Protective Order or “DVPO.”
A complaining party may also file a supplementary motion in a pre-existing lawsuit/civil action, including pursuant to the divorce and alimony laws as described within Chapter 50 of the General Statutes.
Relief from Acts of Domestic violence may include allegations of domestic violence against the plaintiff him or herself and may further include relief sought for a minor child who is in the custody of the plaintiff or resides with the plaintiff.
Acts of Domestic violence may involve criminal charges, including but not limited to:
- Simple Assault
- Assault of a Female
- Injury to Personal Property
- Communicating Threats
- Felony Assault by Strangulation
- Harassing Phone Calls