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No Contact Order

COWLITZ COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE

NO CONTACT ORDER

Who May Obtain The Order?
Per RCW 10.99.050, a person who has reported an incident to the police. Criminal charges must be pending or filed against the respondent; may be a condition of sentencing.

 

What Can An Order Do?
Prohibit contact of any kind while criminal case is active and can be a condition of sentencing; protects a victim while waiting for trial.

 

How Is An Order Obtained?
A crime must first be reported to the police. If the abuser has been arrested or issued a citation, the victim may ask the prosecutor to request a no contact order. (Arresting officers can get orders done immediately)

 

What is the Cost?
There is no cost.

 

What Happens If The Order Is Knowingly Violated?
Violator shall be arrested.


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