An intervention order (whether interim or final) commences only after it has been served on the defendant. This may be by way of personal service or if the defendant is present in court when the order is made. The court may authorise service on the defendant in some other manner if it wishes [see Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009 (SA) ss 21(8),(8a), 23(5), (5a)].
Where an order is varied, the amended order must be served on the defendant before it takes effect. Again it can be served personally or alternatively notification of the order will occur if the defendant is present in court when the order is made. The court may also authorise service on the defendant in some other manner [s 26(7), (7a)]. Until the varied order has been served on the defendant the order as was in force prior to the variation continues to be binding on them.
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Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1800 800 098
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