Steps to Obtain a 50B or 50C No-Contact Order in Wake County, North Carolina

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.


Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.