In February of 2020, Kayleigh had to face the man who sexually abused her as a young teen again in court. She had to appeal against his motion for early termination from his lifetime probation. Through the process, Kayleigh learned that when her perpetrator's probation ended, so did her protection. Based on the current Arizona laws at that time, there were no continued protections for victims. Together, with her local legislators, Kayleigh worked to draft a bill and create a new law. That law would provide victims and survivors of sexual and domestic abuse continued protection, regardless of the terms of their abuser’s probation status. In April of 2021, Governor Ducey signed SB1412, thus making Arizona the first state in the nation to offer the continued protection to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. In June of 2021, the Arizona State Senate Proclaimed SB1412 as "Kayleigh’s Law".
Although it is incredible that this law has passed in her home state of Arizona, Kayleigh is on a mission to pass Kayleigh's law in all 50 states. It is not just the victims and survivors in Arizona that matter. Victims & survivors of sexual & domestic abuse everywhere matter, and they deserve this continued protection.
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Court forms/templates for the Lifetime No Contact Injunction have been developed and are maintained by the Administrative Office of the Courts ("AOC"). They can be found here.
The information offered on this site is made available as a public service and is not intended to take the place of legal advice. If you do not understand something, have trouble filling out any of the forms or are not sure the forms and instructions apply to your situation, see an attorney for help. Before filing documents with the court, you might consider contacting an attorney to help guard against undesired and unexpected consequences.
Not all forms may be accepted in all Arizona courts – you should contact the clerk of the court in which you will be filing to confirm the use of a particular form, determine whether any additional forms are required and verify the filing fees. The Supreme Court assumes no responsibility and accepts no liability for actions taken by users of these documents, including reliance on their contents.
The effective date of this law was September 24, 2022.
A. At the time of sentencing, on the request of the victim or the prosecutor, the court shall issue an injunction that prohibits the defendant from contacting the victim if the defendant is convicted of any of the following offenses, whether completed or preparatory:
B. An injunction issued pursuant to this section is effective immediately and shall be served on the defendant at the time of sentencing.
C. The court shall provide information to the department of public safety to register the injunction with the national crime information center [NCIC] and shall notify the victim of the injunction.
D. If the victim did not request an injunction at the time of sentencing pursuant to subsection A of this section or the sentencing occurred before September 24, 2022, the victim may submit a petition to the court requesting an injunction against a defendant who was sentenced for an offense listed in subsection A of this section, and the court may not charge a fee for filing the petition. A law enforcement agency shall serve an injunction issued pursuant to this subsection at no charge to the victim.
E. An injunction that is issued pursuant to this section does not expire and is valid for the defendant's natural lifetime unless any of the following occurs:
(a) the victim has died.
(b) the conviction has been dismissed, expunged or overturned or the defendant has been pardoned.
2. The victim submits a written request to the court for an early expiration. The court may hold a hearing to verify the victim's request to dismiss the injunction.
F. Notwithstanding any other law, a conviction that is set aside pursuant to section 13-905 or sealed pursuant to section 13-911 does not affect the validity of a lifetime injunction that is issued pursuant to this section and does not prohibit a victim from submitting a petition to the court requesting a lifetime injunction.
Last updated November 21, 2023
A.R.S. §13-105: "Dangerous offense" means an offense involving the discharge, use or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the intentional or knowing infliction of serious physical injury on another person.
"Serious offense" means any of the following offenses if committed in this state or any offense committed outside this state that if committed in this state would constitute one of the following offenses:
(a) First degree murder.
(b) Second degree murder.
(d) Aggravated assault resulting in serious physical injury or involving the discharge, use or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
(e) Sexual assault.
(f) Any dangerous crime against children.
(g) Arson of an occupied structure.
(h) Armed robbery.
(i) Burglary in the first degree.
(k) Sexual conduct with a minor under fifteen years of age.
(l) Child sex trafficking.
"Violent or aggravated felony" means any of the following offenses:
(a) First degree murder.
(b) Second degree murder.
(c) Aggravated assault resulting in serious physical injury or involving the discharge, use or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
(d) Dangerous or deadly assault by prisoner.
(e) Committing assault with intent to incite to riot or participate in riot.
(f) Drive by shooting.
(g) Discharging a firearm at a residential structure if the structure is occupied.
(i) Sexual conduct with a minor that is a class 2 felony.
(j) Sexual assault.
(k) Molestation of a child.
(l) Continuous sexual abuse of a child.
(m) Violent sexual assault.
(n) Burglary in the first degree committed in a residential structure if the structure is occupied.
(o) Arson of an occupied structure.
(p) Arson of an occupied jail or prison facility.
(q) Armed robbery.
(r) Participating in or assisting a criminal syndicate or leading or participating in a criminal street gang.
(t) Taking a child for the purpose of prostitution.
(u) Child sex trafficking.
(v) Commercial sexual exploitation of a minor.
(w) Sexual exploitation of a minor.
(x) Unlawful introduction of disease or parasite as prescribed by section 13-2912, subsection A, paragraph 2 or 3.
Title 13, Chapter 14 - these are Sexual Offenses including Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Indecent Exposure, etcetera.
Title 13, Chapter 35.1 – Sexual Exploitation of Children