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AZ Pets in Restraining Orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: AZ

By | Arizona, Policy

ARIZONA allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)). As per the Animal Legal & Historical Center website1, Summary: This Arizona law provides that,…

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Address Confidentiality Laws: AZ

By | Arizona, Policy

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) exists to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes from their abusers being able to track and locate them, potentially putting them in continued harm’s way. The program gives victims a legal substitute address where their first-class mail will be forwarded (free of charge) to their actual address. This substitute address…

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Victims’ Bill of Rights: AZ

By | Arizona, Policy

Arizona State has a Victims’ Rights Program and a Victims’ Bill of Rights. If you are the victim of a crime, speak with legal counsel and know your rights before, during, and after the proceedings. Arizona provides for rights for crime victims. The following is from Article 2, Section 2.1 of the Arizona State Constitution: 2. Victims’ Bill of Rights…

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Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: AZ

By | Arizona, Policy

ARIZONA is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must consent. In Arizona, it is a felony to record an in-person or phone conversation without that consent. Violators may also be subject to civil liability. With that said, federal and state laws can differ, so it is always best to seek…

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