A DVPO or Civil No-Contact Order will prevent the defendant from contacting you for up to a year. If contact occurs during the time of the no-contact order there are very serious criminal penalties for the Defendant.
How do I file a DVPO Complaint?
Contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel for a Free Consultation. We can help you through the process. OR - Go to the Wake County Courthouse at 316 Fayetteville St., Room 527, 5th Floor Civil Clerk of Court, and the Domestic Violence Unit and obtain a Complaint for a Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) or No Contact Order and complete it. - Go to Courtroom 5A between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and give your paperwork to the Sheriff's Deputy working in that courtroom. The Deputy will give it to the clerk in the courtroom. - The Judge will call you to the stand, and you will be sworn in to testify about the complaint you have just filed. - Once the Judge signs the paperwork, go back to Room 527. The Domestic Violence Clerk will make copies of your order, and it will be clocked into the system. - Go to the Victims Services Unit of the Wake County Sheriff's Office, Room 542. A Deputy will process your paperwork and answer any other questions that you may have. - Your order will then be sent out in the field for service on the defendant by the Sheriff's Department. - The Defendant will be served with the Complaint and then you will have a hearing scheduled where both sides can present evidence on the case.
Contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC
Contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC to speak with one of our DVPO Lawyers or No-Contact Order Lawyers at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation about your case. While you can file the complaint on your own having a lawyer with you in court for the actual hearing is especially important.
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