My question involves a relationship in the state of: Washington
I moved out while my ex was at work and took less than half of the property we accumulated as a couple. In retribution he called the police and made a false domestic violence claim. We made a quid pro quo agreement that I would return some items if he dropped the restraining order which was important due to my career. Before the items were returned the domestic violence charges were dismissed and now he is claiming that the property I returned was damaged/vandalized. He is simply being retributive. There was some original damage/wear and tear to the items prior to my moving out but I don't have and proof like pictures. I'm worried about criminal charges against me based on lies and his own vandalism of the property claiming that I did it. Can the police charge me with property damage in this situation? Can I do anything to protect myself? If charges are filed will this effect the without prejudice dismissal of the DV charge?