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What happens when a service of an Order of Protection was invalid? Can the case be dropped for that?

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Said they gave it to me at 11am when I received it a 6pm. and they didn't give it to me in person, it was my neighbor.

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  1. The order of protection is not valid unless service is valid. That sounds like a defensible case.

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  2. Violations of the order of protection are not prosecutable as you were not properly served. That does not mean that you can't now be served properly and have the order enforced.

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  3. The order of protection cannot be enforced if you we're not properly served.

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