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Legal Information: Arizona

Restraining Orders

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January 10, 2020

What protections can I get in an order of protection?

In an order of protection, a judicial officer can order:

  • the abuser not to commit any of the offenses included as domestic violence;
  • the abuser to have no contact with you or with anyone else named in the order (this could include telephone calls, texts, letters, messages through someone else, personal contact, etc.);
  • the abuser to stay away from your residence, place of employment, and school or those of anyone else named in the order;
  • one party to have exclusive use of a home shared by you and the abuser (if there is reasonable cause to believe that the abuser may cause you physical harm);
  • law enforcement to accompany a party to a shared home to get his/her belongings;
  • the abuser to turn in any firearms in his/her possession to law enforcement and not possess firearms;
  • the abuser to stay away from and not harm any animal owned by you, the abuser or a minor child in either of your homes (and award you care and custody of the animal);
  • other relief that is appropriate and necessary for your protection and the protection of anyone else specifically named in the order; and
  • the abuser to complete a domestic violence offender treatment program or any other program deemed appropriate by the court (as part of a final order).1

1 A.R.S. § 13-3602(G)