A “no contact order” means that the defendant is precluded from having any contact and or communication with the victim or the person under the protection of the no contact order. This includes but is not limited to letters, emails, text messages or messages delivered through a third party. If faced with a criminal charge in Washington for violating a no contact order, contact the Seattle criminal lawyers at SQ Attorneys so they can fight for your rights.
In other words if a person is under this type of restraining order and sees the victim in public they must leave the area immediately and not acknowledge the victims existence. A person cannot even say “hi” if they walk by the victim by chance on the street. In a situation like this, an individual may in fact be charged with a crime in Washington, at which point it is important to contact a Washington Criminal Attorney.
A person can be arrested for a violation even if the victim initiates the contact and calls the defendant. A person can be charged with a violation even if invited by his wife to come back to the marital home.
Even if the victim tells you that the no contact order has been dropped, do not take the victims word for it. You must see the piece of paper signed by the judge dismissing the order before any contact or communication is initiated. 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 after a trial. However, be careful because there may also be another restraining order issued as a result of a divorce or a civil court matter or a District Court restraining order. Contact the Seattle criminal lawyers at SQ Attorneys for more information.
A person who is on probation, bail or a probation attached to a suspended sentence must be even more vigilante in order to not violate the no contact order. A violation is a crime in itself which is also a violation of the conditions of probation, filing or bail.
The Seattle criminal lawyers at SQ Attorneys are trained to create success by working with law enforcement and with the prosecuting attorney’s office so as to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the criminal allegations brought against the accused are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances. If accused of a crime, protect your rights – contact SQ Attorneys – (206) 441-0900, (425) 988-8384; it will be the best decision you make all day!