Domestic Violence Article


Protective Order Center - How to Obtain an Order of Protection from the Court

Follow the link below to watch the Mariocpa County Superior Court video about their Protective Order Center and how to get an order of protection.


https://youtu.be/mjDfceV1pOs



Maricopa County Superior Court opened its first Protective Order Center (formerly Family Violence Prevention Center) in downtown Phoenix in 2001. The Center provides resources within the court building to assist individuals dealing with family violence issues. Visitors can obtain necessary paperwork to pursue a court order related to domestic violence. The Protective Order Center also provides resources to help individuals understand and navigate the process of obtaining protection orders to prevent domestic violence or harassment.



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QUESTIONS

  • When the offender is escorted by law enforcement to pick up his belongings from a shared residence. Is it a law that the officer stay present at ALL time as protection?
  • My baby mom got a order of protection against me for both her and my son. After my 1 hr supervised visitation she is required to leave the area immediately but she waits around. The director of the program witness and she made a 3rd party affidavit confirming that she waits when she shouldn't. She also says she hears the extremely inappropriate things my son says. She made a police report stating I was following her BUT she should of been 20 minutes away from the area . I got arrested beat the case and now I want legal actions done against her ? What would be my first step What kind of lawyer
  • Hello I have 2 dv charges on me both misdemeanors. 4 years apart. I would like to know how do I find out if my gun rights were taken away from me? I have been to city,county and superior court to ask and no one can give me an answer. I am trying to get back in to the military and need to know this information. please help.
  • I took a diversion deal for two DV misdemeanor charges, resulting in 26 counseling sessions and 36 mo. probation. Since the conviction has not been entered, once I finish the counseling program, can I get the charges dismissed or do I have to wait until completing at least 18 months of probation?
  • can police serve order of protection without seal on order
  • My boyfriend stole my phone while I was talking to my father. He was angry at me. I walked after him and asked for my phone back, reaching for it. Did I have the legal right to reach and grab for my personal property back?
  • I have an ex boyfriend that I work with. He has threatened me, harassed me and my roommates at and outside of work, and has stolen things from me. I have brought it up to our boss who talked with him and warned him not to contact me but I am still afraid to go to work. What can I do?
  • In Sept. of 2014 my boyfriend pushed me down the stairs in our house and was arrested. Six months later Jan. 16, 2015 he punched me several times in the face breaking my nose and causing me to get 7 stitches above my left eye. He choked me and then forced me to sit in a chair while he threatened me. He fled before HPD arrived and was arrested in March for felony battery and coercion. I did not testify and charges were dropped. On Feb. 8th, 2017 he was arrested for DV. Can the prior charges get brought back in the new case even if he wasn't convicted?
  • I tried to get the order of protection against me on behalf of my daughter quashed and my ex was at the hearing with a lawyer, witnesses, evidence, etc. and I was there with just me and my fiance. Can I file to get another hearing since I didn't know that is what to expect. She filed it and I wasn't there. Why did she get to be there when I was suppose to plea my side?
  • My live-in boyfriend was served a Protective Order yesterday. The police explained it to him and gave him time to collect some personal belongings. How long does he have to come back and collect the rest of his stuff from the house?

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  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .

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