Know the Laws: Arizona
UPDATED July 28, 2016
In Arizona, restraining orders are called orders of protection or injunctions. These are court orders which are intended to protect you from an abuser or harasser. There are several types of orders explained below.
You may also want to look at the information provided on the AZ Courts website.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection from a family or household member.
A court order that protects you from someone who is harassing you who you are not related to, married to, intimately involved with, or live/d with.
If you are being harassed at work, your employer can file for an injunction against workplace harassment (IAWH) to keep the abuser away from your workplace.
Your restraining or protective order can be enforceable wherever you move.
If you are planning to move to Arizona or are going to be in Arizonafor any reason, your protection or restraining order can be enforced.
WomensLaw.org thanks Merri Tiseth, Legal Advocacy Hotline Program Manager, and Shannon Rich, Systems Advocacy Coordinator, at the AZCADV for their help in reviewing this information.