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FAQ - Domestic Violence and Harassment

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Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

How can I get an Order of Protection or Injunction Against Harassment dismissed or changed?

The order or the injunction is valid for 1 year after it is served. During this year, the defendant is entitled to 1 hearing on the order. The defendant must file a written request for a hearing in the same court that issued the Order of Protection or the Injunction Against Harassment.

If the order is modified, the modified order must be reserved and is effective for 1 year from the date of service of the original order. The defendant will be asked to sign an Acceptance of Service in the courtroom. If they refuse to sign an Acceptance of Service form, the judge may detain them until a law enforcement officer is summoned to serve the order. The judge may also authorize a court employee to serve the order on the defendant in the courtroom.


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