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All pertaining to North Carolina: Is there a statute of

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All pertaining to North Carolina: Is there a statute of limitations on filing a stalker complaint to the magistrate? how do you get video serveillance from Target? Law enforcement wont get involved saying it is a civil matter. Target will only give out
video to police. Can I subpoena Target and if so, who do I have it served to? Can a civilian serve a subpoena or does it have to be law enforcement, e.g. can the defendant serve it to the plaintiff, or in this case, Target? I am needing Target's video recording
of their parking lot because my ex was just waiting there stalking me when there is a DVPO against me. As per the DVPO, both parties are suppose to obide by it and not harrass or stalk one another. Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

There would be no statute of limitations if you wanted to prosecute your ex for stalking or for her violating the protective order. Yes. you would be able to subpoena Target but in order to do that, you would need a judge to sign off on that subpoena. That means you would have to be involved in court proceedings and the video would have to be relevant to your case. If so, the judge will sign the order, which can be served by the sheriff, his deputy, or by anyone at least 18 years old who is not a party to the action.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How would I go in front of a judge to do this? ie. Is going before a magistrate the same thing?
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 year ago.

Sorry for the delay.

Yes. In North Carolina a magistrate can issue a subpoena.

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