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Lifetime No-Contact Injunctions
Certain crime victims may obtain a lifetime no-contact injunction.

Due to legislative changes, a lifetime no-contact injunction is available for certain crime victims. This type of injunction is different from an injunction against harassment and is not available through AZPOINT. If granted, this court order would prohibit the defendant from contacting the victim and is valid for the duration of the defendant's natural lifetime and can only be dismissed under the specific circumstances set out in ARS § 13-719. The lifetime no-contact injunction may be requested for an eligible offense at sentencing or after the conviction.


At Sentencing After the Conviction
The court will issue a lifetime no-contact injunction if (1) the victim or prosecutor makes a request at the time of sentencing, and (2) the defendant is convicted of an eligible offense. The lifetime no-contact injunction does not expire and becomes effective immediately upon issuance. A victim may request a lifetime injunction if a defendant was already sentenced for an eligible offense. The victim must file a petition and confidential victim information sheet with the sentencing court. After the defendant is provided notice and if the court issues the lifetime no-contact injunction, it becomes effective upon service on the defendant.

According to ARPOP Rule 43(c), “the victim, the victim’s attorney, the victim’s legal guardian, or the prosecutor may file the petition, except that if the victim requesting the Order for Lifetime No-Contact Injunction is a minor, unless the court determines otherwise, the parent, legal guardian, or person who has statutorily defined legal custody of the minor victim must file the petition or may authorize the prosecutor or the minor victim’s attorney to file the petition.”