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Legal Information: Arizona
Updated: October 29, 2020
What is the penalty if the abuser has a gun in violation of my order of protection?
Under Arizona state law, if the abuser violates any part of your order of protection, including the firearm ban, he can be arrested for “interfering with judicial proceedings.” This crime is considered a class 1 misdemeanor and he can be punished by a fine of up to $2,500 and imprisoned for up to six months.1 Also, if by violating the order, the abuser commits another crime, he can be arrested for that crime as well.2
1 A.R.S. §§ 13-2810; 13-802; 13-707(A)(1)
2 A.R.S. § 13-3602(J)
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