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Orders of Protection / Injunctions Against Harassment

What are Protection Orders?

Civil court orders prohibiting a specific person from coming near your home, work site, school, or other locations as listed on the order.
Based on the relationship you have with the party you are seeking protection from.
Issued by a judge and must be served by a police officer, deputy sheriff or process server.
Are effective for 12 months from service date.

In Arizona there are two types of Protection Orders.


1. Order of Protection
The first type is an Order of Protection and is used when: -Parties are married, or were married in the past. -Parties live together, or lived together in the past. -Parties are the parents of a child in common. -Party is pregnant by the other. -Party is a parent, grandparent, in-law or sibling
2. Injunction Against Harassment
The second type of order is an Injunction Against Harassment and is used when: An injunction against harassment prohibits a person from harassing, annoying or alarming another person. An injunction can be filed against neighbors, friends or strangers, as long as you have their name. Typically an act of harassment will not be enough to get an order. There must be a series or pattern of acts before a judge will consider granting the order.  The person filing the injunction is called the plaintiff. The person against whom the injunction is filed is called the defendant.
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