NOTE: AN INJUNCTION AGAINST HARASSMENT MAY BE ISSUED BY ANY COURT IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA.
Injunctions Against Harassment may be obtained at the South Tucson Municipal Court Monday through Friday. We strongly suggest that you contact the court at (520) 917-1568 prior to you appearing. The Judge may be in court or dealing with other issues, and you may have to wait a substantial amount of time before seeing him/her.
Injunctions Against Harassment are issued without the defendant being present ONLY if you show that a great or irreparable harm would result if the Injunction Against Harassment is not issued until the defendant has been given notice and a chance to be heard. If the Judge does not find that such harm would result, a hearing may be set and the defendant will have a chance to be heard before the Injunction can be issued.
Harassment would be a series of acts, which are spread over a long period of time, have a continuity of purpose, are directed at a specific person, seriously alarm, annoy, or harass the victim without serving a legitimate purpose. The acts must be such as to cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, and are actually causing such distress.
You must tell the Court if there are any other Court proceedings regarding the defendant’s conduct towards you or any other injunctions in effect, and you must be SPECIFIC about how the defendant has harassed YOU.
Upon your prepared statement, a review by the Judge and discussion with you regarding the matter, an Injunction Against Harassment may be given immediately or a hearing may be set to allow the defendant to be heard. There is no fee for the Injunction to be issued. You may contact the court at (520) 917-1568 for more information.
Injunctions Against Harassment are valid for one year from the date it is served on the defendant and is enforceable by law enforcement in any state or tribal nation in the United States. It is the Petitioner’s responsibility to have a copy of the Order served upon the defendant.
To have Orders served, you may contact the following:
Pima County Sheriff’s Office
1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
Telephone: (520) 351-4600
Tucson Police Department
270 S. Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
Telephone: (520) 791-4444