Domestic Violence

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Question: I have currently fled domestic violence to AZ from TX. Since I have left he keeps harassing me. Could I file harassment and DV charges here if the DV happened in TX?

Answer: A person may file for an order of protection as long as they meet the requirements of the statute namely that a) they were in a relationship that qualifies, romantic, lived together had a child and b) that the person they are filing against committed at minimum one of the following acts:

endangers;
threatens or intimidates;
assaults, including use of a dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily harm;
kidnaps or unlawfully imprisons;
interferes with the custody of a child unlawfully;
criminally trespasses or criminally damages; disorderly conduct or stalks;
abuses a child or vulnerable adult;
interferes with judicial proceedings;
uses a telephone to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy, or offend;
harasses

Follow this link for more information: https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/superiorcourt/protectiveordercenter/oop.asp

QUESTIONS

  • I have currently fled domestic violence to AZ from TX. Since I have left he keeps harassing me. Could I file harassment and DV charges here if the DV happened in TX?

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