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.
- 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 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.