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  • Injunctions Against Harassment

    The purpose of an Injunction Against Harassment is to restrain a person from committing acts of harassment. Harassment, as defined by (ARS 12-1809R), is a series of acts over any period of time directed at a specific person that would cause, or has caused, a reasonable person to be seriously alarmed, annoyed or harassed and that serves no legitimate purpose.

    The person filing the injunction is called the plaintiff. The person against whom the injunction is filed is called the defendant. If the plaintiff is a minor, the petition must be filed by the parent, legal guardian or the person who has legal custody of the minor. Any injunction sought against a person who is less than twelve years of age must be filed in the Juvenile Court.

    An injunction may be filed through the AZPOINT (Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool website.

    After 5:00 p.m. weekdays, or at any time on a weekend or holiday, an emergency injunction against harassment can be filed by contacting the Sahuarita Police Department (520-344-7000) or the Pima County Sheriff's Department (520-547-6711). In case of an emergency call 911.

    What happens if the injunction is granted?

    If the judge grants the injunction, the defendant must be served with the injunction before it becomes effective. Court staff will explain how to have the defendant served. While there is no fee for filing an injunction there is a fee for having it served. Once an order has been served, it will be in effect for twelve (12) months. It is important to keep a copy of the injunction with you at all times.

    The defendant may file a Request for Hearing to contest, change or modify the order. Court staff will then schedule a hearing and all parties will be notified. The location of the hearing will be determined by the location of the plaintiff's residence, either city or county. The court will mail a copy of the notice of hearing to you specifying the location, date and time of the hearing. The court will mail a copy of the notice of hearing to you specifying the location, date and time of the hearing.

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    Green Valley, AZ 85614

    Phone: (520) 222-0200
    Fax: (520) 648-2235 
    No-Reply Email: GVJC@COURTS.AZ.GOV 

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