FAQ - Domestic Violence and Harassment

What is an injunction against harassment?

An injunction against harassment is a court order to protect the person filing, the plaintiff, from the person who is continually committing the unwanted actions, the defendant that is issued to prevent one person from harassing another person. The plaintiff must file a petition, explaining specifically how the defendant has harassed the plaintiff and then appear before a judicial officer to explain the reason for the request. If the judge determines that a series of acts of harassment have been committed by the defendant against the plaintiff over a period of time, the judge can issue the order. The injunction is not in effect until it is served on the defendant. Once served, the defendant has a right to a hearing.
•    Criminal harassment A.R.S. § 13-2921
•    Injunction against harassment A.R.S. § 12-1809
•    Injunction against harassment Forms
•    Injunction against workplace harassment A.R.S. § 12-1810
•    Injunction against workplace harassment Forms

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