Basis for Restraining Order in Arizona
Restraining Orders in Arizona
Abuse is rampant in today’s society. There is no universal rule as to how to recognize it or who could be a victim. Any person put in certain circumstances could be a victim of abuse. It can be a man, a woman or a child. Many do not recognize the signs of abuse, an abuser or a victim of abuse until after the fact. In some situations, victims of abuse who come forward don’t know what they should do to protect themselves. That is why it is so important to make information available so that victims of abuse understand their options and those who are in a position to assist them will be aware of what they can do to help.
How to Get a Restraining Order in Arizona
Individuals who feel their safety is threatened may request an Order of Protection. The request is made to a judge in any city court, justice court, or superior court in the following situations:
In many cases, the judge may issue an Order of Protection without first notifying the abuser. This typically happens when imminent harm seems probable to the judge. Some find the terminology confusing as they are used to hearing this process referred to as a restraining order. In Arizona, restraining orders are referred to as either an order of protection or injunctions prohibiting harassment. There are several specific types of orders available.
Some are issued in criminal court while others are issued through civil court proceedings. Types of restraining orders (i.e. orders of protection) include domestic violence orders of protection, injunctions against harassment, and injunctions against workplace harassment. An order of protection stays in place even if you move out of state. If you need assistance obtaining a restraining order or order of protection for your own or for a loved one’s safety, please get in touch with Hildebrand Law, PC as soon as possible.
If you have a question about restraining orders in Arizona, please call to speak to one of our experienced Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona family law attorneys at (480)305-8300.