How long does a no contact order last in Washington state?
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.
What is the penalty for violating a no contact order in Washington state?
A violation of a no-contact order is a gross misdemeanor punishable by 364 days in jail and a fine of $5,000 even if there was no assault or injury involved. See RCW 26.50.
Is it easy to get a no contact order?
To obtain a no-contact order of protection you need to file in the district court where you live. You can also file a no-contact order in the county where the person who is abusing you lives, or in the county where the abuse or unlawful act happened.
Do no contact orders expire?
A no contact order expires when the sentence period is finished. It also expires if the case is dismissed or the defendant is found not guilty. However, be careful because there may also be another restraining order issued as a result of a divorce or Family Court matter or a District Court restraining order.
Do no contact orders go 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 do I get around a no contact order?
You cannot drop the charges, but as long as the judge believes that you are not being forced or coerced into dropping the No Contact order, he/she should drop it. Just go to the court that put the order in effect and ask the Clerk’s office to pull the case and tell them what it is that you are seeking.
How much does it cost for a restraining order in Washington state?
The county prosecutor or attorney general, when involved in paternity actions, may request a restraining order on behalf of the child. WHAT IS THE COST? Filing fee is $110.00 (plus possible local surcharge) but may be waived. Additional costs can include copy, service and attorneys fees.
Can you go to jail for violating a no contact order?
Violations and Consequences
The violation of a no contact order is a crime. The violator will be held in contempt of court and can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. Fines for a misdemeanor can reach up to $5,000 and up to a year in jail.
How long can a military no contact order last?
How long does an MPO last? MPOs are generally short-term and can last as little as ten days, but can be longer, if needed.
Does a no contact order include family?
In criminal cases, the judge’s order that limits contact with an alleged victim(s), witness(es) and others who are at risk (it can include children, family and even friends) is called a No-Contact Order.
What happens if the victim violates a no contact order?
Under a no-contact order, the defendant is ordered to stay away from the victim, whether that be in person or through other forms of communication, like texting or by mail. “If they violate the no-contact-order, then it’s grounds for their bond to be revoked,” Zanowski explained.
How do I co parent with no contact?
Additional No Contact Rules for Co-Parents
No negotiating the terms of the parenting plan. Doing so means more need for contact and that defeats the purpose. Only communicate about children’s issues via email, if possible. Use a court-approved email system so you have evidence with the court of every email exchange.