Pro Bono Legal Aid

Are you in need of assistance with obtaining a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO)?  If you are seeking a legal Order of Protection (stay away order) due to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking we may be able to help.

If you do not have the financial ability to hire an attorney, we can potentially assist you. 

 

What is a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO)? 

A Domestic Violence Protective Order, often called a “DVPO” or a “50B order,” is a court order that requires a perpetrator of domestic violence to stay away from the victim. Law enforcement can arrest the perpetrator on the spot for violating the order. In North Carolina, a “permanent” DVPO can last for up to one year but can be renewed for up to two years at a time.