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Laws current as of December 12, 2023

What is the legal definition of domestic violence in Arizona?

For the purposes of getting an order of protection, Arizona law defines “domestic violence” as the occurrence of one or more of the following acts:

Note: For the act to be considered domestic violence, you must have a specific relationship with the abuser, which is explained in Who can get an order of protection?

To read the legal definitions of these crimes, you can go to our Selected Arizona Statutes page.

1 A.R.S. § 13-3601(A)