In Arizona it seems like orders of protection are granted fairly easily because most judges want to err on the side of caution. The judge will, however, ask specifics of the person seeking the injunction or protective order.
For example, “he is stalking me” won’t be enough. The judge will inquire as to exactly what behavior equates to stalking and will determine if that behavior is threatening or harassing in nature. If you are served with an order of protection, you can challenge it and request a hearing and present counter evidence.
Have other questions related to an order of protection or injunction against harassment? Contact criminal defense attorney Jeremy Geigle for a free consultation regarding your question.