Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the
contrary, all law-enforcement officers are hereby authorized to
serve all pleadings and orders filed or entered pursuant to this
article on Sundays and legal holidays. No law-enforcement officer
shall refuse to serve any pleadings or orders entered pursuant to
this article. Law enforcement shall attempt to serve all protective
orders without delay: Provided, That service of process shall be
attempted within seventy-two hours of law enforcement's receipt of
the order to every address provided by petitioner. Any law-
enforcement agency that serves pleadings or orders pursuant to this
section may receive the fee authorized therefor by Rule 4 of the
Rules of Practice and Procedure for Domestic Violence Civil
Proceedings. If service is not made, law enforcement shall continue
to attempt service on the respondent until proper service is made.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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