Category: Restraining Orders

Restraining orders can have a significant impact on your life. The conditions of North Carolina restraining orders may dictate where you can go, who you can talk to, or even whether or not you get custody of your children. People who receive restraining orders may also have to pay fines or restitution to victims.

Do not let a restraining order control your day-to-day life. Understand what actions may lead to the instatement of a restraining order in North Carolina and how you can fight accusations and penalties in court. If you have recently [...]

In North Carolina, a person can file a restraining order against someone for a couple of different reasons. Typically, this is done because the individual is believed to pose a physical threat, but restraining orders can also be filed on the grounds of harassment, stalking, financial harm, or child custody.

If you are facing a restraining order in North Carolina, it is important to understand the process, and also to be aware of defenses that you might be able to use to block or remove the order. The most important thing that you [...]

So you’ve been hit with a protection order. Even if the order is temporary, having a protection order placed on you can make you feel like you are walking on thin ice.

You know the basic rules of the protection order. You cannot come within a certain distance of, or contact, the person who filed the protection order against you.

The judge may have also told you about some of the consequences if you violate the protection order. Most violations are a misdemeanor, but under certain conditions, things can spiral out of control [...]