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§ 50C‑5.  Civil no‑contactorder; remedy.

(a)        Upon a finding thatthe victim has suffered unlawful conduct committed by the respondent, the courtmay issue temporary or permanent civil no‑contact orders as authorized inthis Chapter. In determining whether or not to issue a civil no‑contactorder, the court shall not require physical injury to the victim.

(b)        The court may grantone or more of the following forms of relief in its orders under this Chapter:

(1)        Order the respondentnot to visit, assault, molest, or otherwise interfere with the victim.

(2)        Order the respondentto cease stalking the victim, including at the victim's workplace.

(3)        Order the respondentto cease harassment of the victim.

(4)        Order the respondentnot to abuse or injure the victim.

(5)        Order the respondentnot to contact the victim by telephone, written communication, or electronicmeans.

(6)        Order the respondentto refrain from entering or remaining present at the victim's residence,school, place of employment, or other specified places at times when the victimis present.

(7)        Order other reliefdeemed necessary and appropriate by the court.

(c)        A civil no‑contactorder shall include the following notice, printed in conspicuous type: "Aknowing violation of a civil no‑contact order shall be punishable ascontempt of court which may result in a fine or imprisonment." (2004‑194, s. 1.)