Yakima, WA asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Washington

Q: How can I (victim) terminate a no contact order if it's set for 47 years? We have 3 kids & his first conviction.

My husband and I have been married for 5 years 3 children under 8. First we had a verbal disagreement he was ordered to stay away for 8 years. Now a few months later he was caught in violation of the plan. Also there was contact with me but NO hitting punching slapping. He was ordered to stay away for 47years! I love my husband he's everything to me and I strongly need him back home. My heart is broken this isn't who he is. Our children miss him dearly. He is the soul provider I was also caring for his 2 kids from a previous. Please how can I terminate this? What do I do? How much will it cost? Help. It's urgent.

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Jason Powers
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Jason Powers
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: As the protected party you will need to go before the court that issued the NCO. Some of the procedure depends on if the order was issued via a criminal case, an anti-harassment case or a family law matter. If the NCO a final order or pending the outcome of a criminal trial or divorce decree? These are questions that need to be clarified. The length of the order seems extremely excessive. The court may delete the NCO, shorten the duration of the order or deny your motion. You will need to schedule an appointment with an attorney to determine how much it will cost and to explain the process if you provide more information.

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