A peace officer in this state shall enforce an order issued by any court in this state restricting a defendant‘s ability to have contact with a victim by arresting and taking the defendant into custody, pending release on bail, personal recognizance, or court order, when the officer has probable cause to believe that the defendant has violated the terms of that order.

NOTES:

Effective date1984 c 263: See RCW 26.50.901.
Severability1983 c 232: See note following RCW 9.41.010.

Terms Used In Washington Code 10.99.055

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.