Duration of order: Stalking Protection Order: 14 days for a temporary order; Stalking Protection Order duration is then determined by the court for a fixed period of time or permanent. Stalking No-Contact Order: 5 years for a final Stalking No-Contact Order.
How long do no contact orders usually last?
A permanent no-contact civil order lasts up to one year. You can ask the court to extend the order, but you must do so before it expires.
How does a no contact order work in Washington state?
No Contact Orders May be issued in criminal cases involving domestic violence prohibiting a defendant from contacting victims of or witnesses to such a crime. A No Contact Order may be issued despite a victim’s or witness’s objection to it. The order can be in place as long as the case being handled by the court.
How do I get rid of a no contact order in Washington state?
If a No Contact Order has been put in place anywhere in the state of Washington, the first thing we do is call the court and find the soonest date we can request relief in front of a judge. You will need to be present at that court hearing. Before the court date, we file a motion to modify or rescind (lift) the order.
Are no contact orders both ways?
Both work the same way, but the pretrial order is issued before your case is heard and the post-conviction order is issued afterward. Keep in mind that NCOs only restrict your behavior as far as making contact and do not pertain to the behavior of the alleged victim.
How is a no contact orders monitored?
After a no-contact order is issued, it is entered into the law enforcement computer-based criminal intelligence information system. Even if you are not driving and the officer looks up the alleged victim’s license information, the officer will see that a no-contact order is protecting an alleged victim.
How are no contact orders enforced?
If a no-contact order is violated, law enforcement puts a packet together on the case and gives it to the victim’s advocate. The victim’s advocate then notifies the solicitor’s office. That way the defendant is behind bars, and not a danger to the victim.
What to say to get a no contact order dropped?
Write the reasons you want terminate the order. You may want to keep the order but ask that certain parts of it be dropped. You can ask that the “stay away” and “no contact” parts of the order be dropped, but still keep the parts of the order that say the other person can’t abuse you.
How long do restraining orders last in Washington state?
Duration of order: Temporary Restraining Order lasts 14 days; Restraining Order in final decree is permanent unless modified.