(1) The DPP must, as soon as practicable after an indictment is filed, serve on the accused—
(a) a copy of the indictment; and
(b) if the DPP does not have notice that the accused is represented by a legal practitioner, a notice in the form prescribed by the rules of court—
(i) advising that legal representation should be sought and that the accused has the right, if eligible, to legal aid under the Legal Aid Act 1978 ; and
(ii) providing details of how to contact Victoria Legal Aid.
S. 171(2) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 51(zg).
(2) If a direct indictment is filed, the copy indictment referred to in subsection (1)(a) must be served personally on the accused in accordance with section 391.