No Contact Order
If you are a victim of a crime, the Court may issue a no contact order while the criminal case is pending or as a condition of sentencing. Criminal charges must be pending or filed.
If you have a court order, it is important to remember:
- Keep a certified copy of your order with you at all times
- The order is enforceable throughout the State of Washington
- If there is a violation of your court order, call 9-1-1 or your local police. Tell them you have a court order and it is being violated.
Whether or not you have a court order, if you are being harassed, threatened, or assaulted, call 9-1-1, or your local police!!
What do you need to know about No Contact Order
What can a No Contact Order do?
A No Contact Order can:
- - Prohibit contact of any kind while a criminal case is active and can be a condition of sentencing.
- - Protects a victim while waiting for trial.
How is a No Contact Order obtained?
A crime must first be reported to the police. If the defendant has been arrested or issued a citation, the victim may ask the prosecutor to request a no contact order. The victim may also make such a request directly to the court by letter or by appearing at the scheduled court hearing.
What is the cost?
There is no cost.
What happens if the No Contact Order is knowingly violated?
If the defendant violates the No Contact Order, the violator may be arrested or charged with additional criminal offenses.