What are the basic criteria to get an Arizona Order of Protection?

The following are some of the basic things you need to know about Arizona Orders of Protection:

    • The defendant is any of the following:
        • Your spouse or your former spouse.
        • Your roommate or your former roommate.
        • The father or mother of your child or your unborn child.
        • A person that you were previously or are currently involved with either romantically or sexually.
        • Your parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child, or grandchild.
        • Your spouse’s parent, grandparent, brother, sister, child or grandchild.
    • AND the defendant committed, or will commit, any of the following:
        • Any dangerous crime against a child under 15 years of age (A.R.S. 13-604.01), including:
            • second degree murder;
            • aggravated assault resulting in serious physical injury or involving the use or threatening use of a deadly weapon or instrument;
            • sexual assault;
            • molestation;
            • sexual conduct;
            • commercial sexual exploitation;
            • sexual exploitation;
            • child abuse;
            • kidnapping;
            • sexual abuse or continuous sexual abuse;
            • taking a child for the purpose of prostitution; child prostitution;
            • involving or using minors in drug offense.
        • endangering;
        • threatening or intimidating;
        • assaulting, including use of a dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily harm;
        • kidnapping ¬†or unlawful imprisonment;
        • interfering with the custody of a child unlawfully;
        • criminally trespassing or criminally damaging;
        • disorderly conduct or stalking;
        • abusing a child or vulnerable adult;
        • interfering with judicial proceedings;
        • using a telephone to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy, or offend;
        • harassing

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