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Legal Information: Arizona

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
December 12, 2023

Is it possible to get another type of order if I am not eligible for an order of protection?

If you cannot get an order of protection, you may be eligible for either an injunction against harassment or an injunction against workplace harassment, which your employer would file.

Even if you do not qualify for any one of these orders, the abuser’s behavior may still be against the law.  If you are in danger, you have the option of calling the police.  For more information on stalking in general, you can look at our Stalking/Cyberstalking page.  To read the definitions of common crimes in Arizona, go to our AZ Crimes page.

Whether you call the police or not, there are still other things you can do to stay safe.  You may want to contact one of the domestic violence resource centers in your area to get help, support, and advice on how to stay safe.  They can help you develop a safety plan and help connect you with the resources you need.  For safety planning help, ideas, and information, go to our Safety Planning page.  You will find a list of Arizona resources by clicking on the Places that Help tab at the top of this page.