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Ex Parte DVPOs constitute civil trials, COA holds (access required)

Before issuing an ex parte domestic violence protective order, a trial court must hold a hearing and that hearing, if before a district judge, must be recorded because it does, in fact, constitute a civil trial under state law, the North Carolina Court of Appeals held on June 16. The defendant in this case, Wiley Stancill, ...

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