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

Q: Does NCF Final mean there’s no charge and won’t ever be a charge?

Court never saw and individual while they were in jail. They had a court date and never were seen. We’re released and disposition said NCF final on the website. Does that mean there’s no charge and the individual won’t be called back in at a later date into a municipal or district court for a review on the arrest and do a charge? Does this mean that prosecutors won’t pursue the “arrest case”

1 Lawyer Answer
Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: What this means is that for now, the matter isn't charged. It has been stopped and the State is investigating it further to determine if they have more potential evidence against this person to file the charge. If the underlying charge is a misdemeanor level case, they have a year to file it. Gross misdemeanor, 2 years to file it. Class C felony up to 5 years to file it and so forth.

This person should think about having a conversation with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be ready for anything and everything if the State decides to file a criminal charge against him. Good Luck to you.

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