If you or your children are being harassed, abused, or stalked, you should not hesitate to contact the police. People who endure harassment, abuse, or stalking often consider filing for protection or restraining orders. However, depending on the circumstances, it may be more appropriate to get an injunction against harassment if you live in Arizona.
At Law Offices of Vescio & Seifert, P.C., our experienced family law attorneys help clients obtain injunctions against harassment and orders of protection. We are prepared to use all necessary and appropriate means to protect our clients and their loved ones. If you need protection from domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or abuse, call the police immediately and reach out to our attorneys. With offices in Tucson and Glendale, Arizona, our attorneys help clients get the protection they need throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.
Unlike many other states, Arizona allows its residents to file for an injunction against harassment without the requirement to prove the relationship between the petitioner and the defendant (the person against whom the injunction is filed). The purpose of an injunction against harassment is to prevent one person from harassing or otherwise alarming or annoying another person.
Essentially, injunctions against harassment function in the same way as orders of protection. The main difference between the two is that an order of protection requires the petitioner to prove that they are in a familial relationship with the defendant.
An injunction against harassment, on the other hand, can be filed against any person – such as a friend, a neighbor, or a complete stranger – as long as the petitioner knows the defendant’s name. When requesting an injunction against harassment, the court considers whether or not the petitioner has been subject to harassment.
Speak with our injunction against harassment attorneys in Glendale & Tucson, Arizona, to discuss your rights and learn about your options to get the protection you need.
Now that you know what an injunction against harassment is and who can get one, you may ask, “How do I get an injunction against harassment?” The process of obtaining an injunction against harassment is comprised of the following steps: