Protection Orders

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Domestic Violence in Arizona Criminal Law

This article provides a brief overview of domestic violence in Arizona criminal law. Not all forms of domestic violence are listed as crimes in the Arizona Criminal Code.


Arizona Address Confidentiality Program

Read this article to learn more about the Arizona Address Confidentiality Program, who it protects and what it can do for victims of certain crimes.


Injunctions Against Harassment

Are you being harassed by someone? Learn more about what you can do legally to stop unwanted and harmful behavior.


Order of Protection

How to get an order of protection and what it can do to help you.


What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a term that is often thrown around but sometimes can be hard to define. This article explains the concepts of  teen and domestic violence and they laws that surround them.


Protective Order Center - How to Obtain an Order of Protection from the Court

Maricopa County Superior Court has created a series of videos to help the public to better understand popular areas of law. This video discusses the Protective Order Center located in downtown Phoenix and the process of getting an order of protection.


Victim's Bill of Rights

Arizona leads the nation in the most victim's rights provided. In addition to statutes, Arizona has a constitutional amendment for victim's rights. Learn about these rights here.


Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

 All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary as well. Find out what programs are available and where to go for assistance.


County Resources for Domestice Violence Victims

Just click on your County below to find information and phone numbers for the courts, counseling, legal aid, victim assistance, shelters, safe houses and more.


Domestic Violence Survivor's Guide

Find information about how to report domestice violence, getting and enforcing protective orders, hearings and more.


Things You Should Know about Protective Orders

When you are in a relationship with someone who uses threats, harasses, molests, stalks, attacks, batters or strikes you, your family or your children, that person is committing Domestic Violence. You are not alone.

by: Arizona Supreme Court, Court Services Division

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Question: How does a person obtain exclusive use of a residence with injunction against harassment?
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Question: My ex has an order of protection on me. I am also on probation because of our relationship issues. I have to report all her attempts to contact me to my p.o. She has sent many threats, msgs, and requests I contact her. I have filed a police report against her, and victim svcs has told her to stop, but she now uses my p.o.'s name in her msgs while advising me that there is nothing either vic svcs, my p.o., nor TPD can do beyond advising her not to contact me, but I will go to prison if I reply. How can I protect myself against her? I have reason to fear further action by her.
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Question: My boyfriend's ex has a restraining order against him. She is constantly contacting me only to get information on him. Is she violating her own restraining order by contacting me just to find out about him?
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Question: I told a friend of mine to get a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend but she is too afraid to do so but I be able to get that order of protection against him for her
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Question: Do I have a time limit during which to request a protection order?
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