Section 22 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Commencement of Control Order


A control order may impose strict restrictions on your life and movements, and a breach of these restrictions may result in penalties under the law.

It is therefore important to be aware of when a control order commences in order to avoid these possible consequences.

Section 22 of the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act states that a control order takes effect either when the control order is made (if you are present in court at that time), or alternatively where you are personally served with a copy of the control order.

If a control order has been made in relation to you, our experienced criminal defence team can help you understand your rights and obligations.

The Legislation

22 Date of effect of control order

A control order takes 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®?

If you’ve been made the subject of a control order, it’s important to choose the best possible legal team to defend your reputation and liberty.

The expert defence team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers® comprises some of the most experienced lawyers in the criminal law field.

Our dedication and desire to achieve the best possible result in every case sets us a cut above other law firms.

Our criminal law specialists have an extensive knowledge of criminal law and are best placed to advise you of your rights when it comes to fighting the imposition of a control order.

We can offer advice as to when a control order takes effect and the duration of a control order.

We can also assist you in identifying any grounds upon which you can appeal the imposition of a control order.

Call us today on (02) 9261 8881 and speak to one of our dedicated criminal law experts about how your rights in relation to control orders.