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NC Pets in Restraining Orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: NC

By | North Carolina, Policy

NORTH CAROLINA allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)). As per the Animal Legal & Historical Center website1, Summary: This North Carolina law…

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Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: NC

By | North Carolina, Policy

NORTH CAROLINA is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, In-person or telephonic communications may legally be recorded under North Carolina law with the consent of one party. Illegal recording is a felony that can also give rise to civil damages. NC Gen…

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Address Confidentiality Laws: NC

By | North Carolina, Policy

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) exists to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes from their abusers being able to track and locate them, potentially putting them in continued harm’s way. The program gives victims a legal substitute address where their first-class mail will be forwarded (free of charge) to their actual address. This substitute address…

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