Section 17 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Cessation of Interim Control Orders


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Have you been made the subject of an interim control order, and you are wondering how long they last?

Section 17 of the Crimes (Criminal Organisation Control) Act 2012 states that an interim control order remains in force until it is revoked, withdrawn, dismissed, or until a control order is made in court or you are personally served with a copy of the control order.

If you have any questions regarding the duration of an interim control order, our expert criminal lawyers can provide further information.

The Legislation

17 Interim control order ceases when final control order made or served

(1) An interim control order remains in force until:

(a) it is revoked, or

(b) it ceases to have effect under subsection (2), or

(c) the application for a control order confirming the interim control order is withdrawn or dismissed, whichever first occurs.

(2) If a control order is made confirming an interim control order (whether with or without variation), the interim control order ceases to have effect:

(a) if the person to whom it relates is present in court-when the control order is made, or

(b) in any other case-when the person is served personally with a copy of the control order.

Why Sydney Criminal Lawyers?

Being made the subject of an interim control order can be a confronting and frustrating experience.

However, familiarising yourself with the law can assist you in understanding your rights and obligations.

If you are the subject of an interim control order, it is important for you to be aware of its duration and the obligations that will be imposed on you during this period.

As Sydney’s most experienced criminal defence lawyers, we are able to advise you about the duration of any interim control order to which you may be subject, as well as your rights when it comes to getting it revoked.

Where possible, we can assist you in lodging an appeal in relation to the control order to give you the best chance at getting your life back on track as soon as possible.

Give us a call today on (02) 9261 8881 and discuss your options with one of our qualified criminal law experts.