Legal Statutes: North Carolina
UPDATED October 19, 2012
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- North Carolina General Statutes (select sections)
- Chapter 1. Civil Procedure
- Chapter 1A. Rules of Civil Procedure
- Article 2. Commencement of Action; Service of Process, Pleadings, Motions, and Orders
- Chapter 5A. Contempt
- Article 1. Criminal Contempt
- Chapter 7B. Juvenile Code
- Subchapter IV. Parental Authority; Emancipation
- Chapter 14. Criminal Law
- Subchapter III. Offenses Against the Person
- Article 7A. Rape and Other Sex Offenses
- Article 8. Assaults
- Article 10 - Kidnapping and Abduction
- Article 10A. Human Trafficking
- Subchapter IV. Offenses Against the Habitation and Other Buildings
- Article 14. Burglary and Other Housebreakings.
- Subchapter VI. Criminal Trespass
- Article 22B. First and Second Degree Trespass
- Article 23. Trespasses to Personal Property
- Subchapter VII. Offenses Against Public Morality and Decency
- Article 26. Offenses Against Public Morality and Decency
- Subchapter IX. Offenses Against the Public Peace
- Article 35. Offenses Against the Public Peace
- Subchapter XI. General Police Regulations
- Article 39. Protection of Minors
- Article 40. Protection of the Family
- Article 53B. Firearm Regulation
- Chapter 42. Landlord and Tenant
- Article 5. Residential Rental Agreements
- Chapter 50. Divorce and Alimony
- Article 1. Divorce, Alimony, and Child Support, Generally
- Chapter 50A Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
- Article 2. Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
- Chapter 50B. Domestic Violence
- Chapter 50C. Civil No-Contact Orders
- Chapter 52C. Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
- Article 3. Civil Provisions of General Application
- Article 5. Enforcement of Order of Another State Without Registration
- Article 6. Enforcement and Modification of Support Order After Registration
- Part 1. Registration and Enforcement of Support Order
- Part 3. Registration and Modification of Child Support Order
- Chapter 110. Child Welfare
Chapter 50C. Civil No-Contact Orders
The following definitions apply in this Chapter:
(1) Abuse. -- To physically or mentally harm, harass, intimidate, or interfere with the personal liberty of another.
(2) Civil no-contact order. -- An order granted under this Chapter, which includes a remedy authorized by G.S. 50C-5.
(3) Nonconsensual. -- A lack of freely given consent.
(4) Sexual conduct. -- Any intentional or knowing touching, fondling, or sexual penetration by a person, either directly or through clothing, of the sexual organs, anus, or breast of another, whether an adult or a minor, for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal. For purposes of this subdivision, the term shall include the transfer or transmission of semen.
(5) Repealed by Session Laws 2004-199, s. 50, effective August 17, 2004.
(6) Stalking.--On more than one occasion, following or otherwise harassing, as defined in G.S. 14-277.3A(b)(2), another person without legal purpose with the intent to do any of the following:
a. Place the person in reasonable fear either for the person's safety or the safety of the person's immediate family or close personal associates.
b. Cause that person to suffer substantial emotional distress by placing that person in fear of death, bodily injury, or continued harassment and that in fact causes that person substantial emotional distress.
(7) Unlawful conduct. -- The commission of one or more of the following acts by a person 16 years of age or older upon a person, but does not include acts of self-defense or defense of others:
a. Nonconsensual sexual conduct, including single incidences of nonconsensual sexual conduct.
(8) Victim. -- A person against whom an act of unlawful conduct has been committed by another person not involved in a personal relationship with the person as defined in G.S. 50B-1(b).
S.L. 2004-194, § 1, eff. Dec. 1, 2004; S.L. 2004-199, § 50, eff. Aug. 17, 2004. Amended by S.L. 2007-199, § 1, eff. July 8, 2007; S.L. 2009-58, § 6, eff. June 5, 2009.