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

Q: Does NCF final mean that An individual is not being charged does that mean they won’t be called into court again later?

Someone I know was arrested and the next day was suppose to go to court. They were never seen and let go with no paper work. Disposition on the website said NCF FINAL. Does that mean they are not being charged. Also if it says final does that mean they are not going summon them back for a trial? I don’t know the law system and what anything means and how it works.

1 Lawyer Answer
Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: It definitely does not mean that a charge could not be filed in the future. If the prosecutor gets more information or a follow up report, they can change their mind and file until the statute of limitations has run out. That is at least one year, but more for most crimes.

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