Protection Orders

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Question: What should I do if my ex still calls and texts me after the order of protection has been served? Can I call the police?

Answer: Has the judge already ruled and issued an order of protection or have you just served the ex with a petition requesting an order of protection?  Your question is unclear.  If the order of protection has been issued by the judge, your rights depend on the contents of the order.  Does the order prohibit your ex from contacting you?  If so, you have the right to call the police.  You also have the right to change your telephone number.  The telephone company will often expedite that change if you are receiving harassing phone calls.  Domestic abuse can take many forms.  Is isn't always physical abuse. There are a number of domestic violence resources in Arizona that you may find helpful:  Arizona Coalition to end Sexual and Domestic violence (http://www.acesdv.org/) 1 800-782-6400; Arizona Crime Victims Services (http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Crime_Victims/) 1-877-785-2020; National Domestic Violence Hotline (http://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/abuse-defined/) 1-800-799-7233. Another resource is Community Legal Services at 602-258-3434.  The various resources listed can offer guidance to help you through this difficult time.

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