Orders of Protection
In Arizona, individuals may seek an Order of Protection or an Injunction Against Harassment to protect themselves from danger of domestic violence, or ongoing harassment and intimidation. Although it is not necessary to hire an attorney to successfully obtain an order or protection or an injunction against harassment, an attorney can assist you in establishing the necessary pattern of conduct to persuade the judge to grant your request.
If you have been served with an Order of Protection or an Injunction Against Harassment, you are at risk of being charged with the crime of violating the order and interfering with judicial proceedings. Therefore, it is in your best interest to challenge the order and attempt to have it quashed. You may request a one-time hearing to challenge the order.
Whether you have been served with an Order of Protection or Injunction Against Harassment, or if you have obtained an Order of Protection or Injunction Against Harassment to protect yourself, you should consult with an attorney prior to a hearing on the order to ensure that you are personally protected and that you have the best chance at achieving your desired outcome. Elizabeth Mullins has successfully represented numerous clients on both sides of these orders.