ARE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS STAYED ON APPEAL?
To address this Governor Cooper signed House Bill 343 into law on Tuesday June 11, 2017. HB343 amends the enforcement section of the Domestic Violence Protective Order law to state that a valid Protective Order is not automatically stayed upon appeal. This means that the Protective Order remains enforceable by law enforcement during the pendency of the appeal process.
In the event you have a Protective Order entered against you the law change means that you must continue to abide by the terms of the Protective Order during your appeal. If you violate the Order while it is on appeal then you will be subject to arrest.
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