If you or your children are being victimized by abuse or facing threats of physical harm, you have legal rights in Arizona. You can obtain an Order of Protection, which will prohibit the person who is putting you at risk from coming near you.Both temporary and permanent Orders of Protection can be issued by the court and you may seek an emergency Order of Protection to go into effect immediately.
Singer, Pistiner, P.C. understands how frightening it is when someone in your life is putting your safety at risk. We can help you to understand your rights and to take appropriate legal action to get a protective order. We will work on your behalf to use the legal system to provide protection and our goal is always to take the necessary steps to ensure your safety as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Call or contact us online today to learn more about how we can help you to secure a protective order.
Your Right to an Order of Protection
You may apply for an Order of Protection from:
- A current or former spouse.
- A current or former roommate.
- The father or mother of your child, including unborn children.
- Any person you currently or previously were involved in a romantic or sexual relationship with.
- A parent, grandparent, sibling, child or grandchild.
- Your in-laws
The person who you are seeking an Order of Protection against must be engaged in behavior that puts you or your loved ones at risk. For example, you can obtain an Order of Protection against someone who:
- Has committed or is about to commit a dangerous crime against a child such as aggravated assault, sexual assault, molestation, sexual exploitation, kidnapping, murder or attempted murder.
- Endangers, threatens or intimidates or assaults you or your children.
- Harasses, intimidates, annoys or threatens you in person or over the phone.
- Kidnaps or unlawfully imprisons you or a child.
- Engages in criminal trespass or criminally damages your property.
- Assaults or threatens to assault you or a child or uses a dangerous weapon to cause or threaten serious bodily harm
- Abuses a child or a vulnerable adult
- Interferes with judicial proceedings
You will need to be able to provide specific information about the abusive or illegal behavior that is occurring. An experienced Scottsdale, AZ lawyer can help you to understand how to file paperwork with the court and can put together a compelling case on your behalf so you will have the best chance of being granted an order of protection.
Getting Legal Help
To obtain an Order of Protection, you will need to file a petition at the appropriate justice, municipal or superior court. Any court in Arizona can issue an Order of Protection provided you follow the appropriate procedures and have evidence to indicate that there is a problem.
When you come to the court to obtain an Order of Protection, be sure to have your address information; details about the defendant; dates the incidents of abuse occurred and any applicable case numbers; and the names and social security numbers of minor children who are included in the protective order.
Singer, Pistiner, P.C. can assist with the process of getting a protective order. Call or contact us online today for help from a compassionate, experienced and knowledgeable Scottsdale AZ order of protection attorneys.