Can You Be Restricted from Owning a Firearm as a Result of an Order of Protection in Arizona?
Firearm Ownership Restricted Due to an Order of Protection
Some people have asked us the question can you be restricted from owning a firearm as a result of an Order of Protection in Arizona. The short answer is yes. A judge may order a defendant to turn over his or her firearms if the judge finds the defendant poses a credible threat to the plaintiff or other protected persons. The person subject to such an order must surrender his or her firearms to a local law enforcement agency.
You may, however, request the return of your firearms after the protective order expires or may seek a hearing to overturn the Order of Protection before that order expires to allow you to obtain the return of your firearms. You should, however, consult with an attorney because there are serious implications to your right to possess any firearm should you request a hearing on the Order of Protection and you lose.
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Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about restrictions on possession of a firearm in an Order of Protection in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about Order of Protection cases in Arizona. Chris is a family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through an Order of Protection case should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.