The Law offices of Arnold & Smith - John Price Carr House
You cannot reason with the unreasonable;
When it is time to fight,
WE FIGHT TO WIN.

Our office continues to operate during our regular business hours, which are 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, but you can call the office 24 hours a day. We continue to follow all recommendations and requirements of the State of Emergency Stay at Home Order. Consultations are available via telephone or by video conference. The safety of our clients and employees is of the utmost importance and, therefore, in-person meetings are not available at this time except for emergencies or absolutely essential legal services.

Restraining Orders

Under North Carolina law, it is possible to seek restraining orders under North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 50B (domestic violence) or Chapter 50C (stalking). Domestic Violence Restraining Orders are very common and are often used as they were intended: to protect victims from domestic violence. Unfortunately, they are often misused to harass, intimidate, extort or embarrass the other party.

If you are in danger, it is very important to act quickly to protect yourself.

If you are a wrongfully accused defendant, it is also important to act quickly to defend yourself because the legal process can move very fast.

If you are a wrongfully accused defendant, you might think "Well, I don't want to go anywhere near him/her anyway, so go ahead and grant the restraining order." For a wide variety of reasons, this can be a dangerous position to take: A violation of a 50B Domestic Violence Restraining Order can result in an independent criminal charge.