Articles Tagged with RCW 10.99.040

Washington State courts can issue an No Contact Order (NCO) as condition of sentence, but can they require a distance requirement that results in a hypothetical client being prohibited from living in his residence which is next door to the alleged victim? The statute authorizing a no contact order states that such a order must clearly be read to prohibit conduct as the principal legislative intent.  See e.g. RCW 10.99.040(2)(a)(“contact” mentioned 4 times before the single mention of “distance”). Continue reading

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