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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_19 > GS_19-15

§19‑15.  Examination by the court; probable cause; service of summons.

(a)        Upon the filing ofa complaint pursuant to this Article, the district attorney shall present thesame, together with attached exhibits, as soon as practicable to the court forits examination and reading.

(b)        If, after suchexamination and reading, the court finds no probable cause to believe suchmaterial to be harmful to minors, the court shall cause an endorsement to thateffect to be placed and dated upon the complaint and shall thereupon dismissthe action.

(c)        If, after suchexamination and reading, the court finds probable cause to believe suchmaterial to be harmful to minors, the court shall enter an order to that effectwhereupon it shall be the responsibility of the district attorney promptly tocause the clerk of the superior court to issue summonses together with copiesof said order and said complaint as are needed for the service of the same uponrespondents. Service of such summons, order and complaint shall be made uponeach respondent thereto in any manner provided by law for the service of civilprocess. (1969, c. 1215, s. 1; 1971, c. 528, s. 8; 1973, c. 47,s. 2.)