Finding a good process server may seem like quite the chore. You don’t want to pick a process server off of a list given to you by the court without any information about the service. While Florida requires private process servers to be registered with the courts, there is no guarantee that the process server you pick off the list is going to provide the best price, quality service, and good customer service. Can you get all three from one process server? Absolutely.
Private process servers are often competitive in the industry, because they are not only competing with each other. They are also competing with the sheriff’s department, which handles many process service jobs for the courts. Some private process servers charge extremely low prices to draw people in, but do not provide the quality and service that other process servers might offer. It is important to choose a process server that is competitively priced, but the cheapest may not be the best option. Continue reading
Choosing a process server is an important decision. If you do not choose the right process server, it could delay your court case, whatever that might be. There are some traits that every good process server should have. Check for these things when you investigate process servers before making your final choice.
Your process server should have a lot of determination and a drive for success. If they are not determined to serve your papers, they may give up at the first obstacle. Process servers often have to make several attempts before papers can be successfully served. They may even have to track down the individual’s new residence or place of employment. Choose a process server willing to go the extra mile to successfully get your papers delivered. Continue reading
With the Internet and social media craze, process servers are finding new ways to track down and serve defendants. Not only are process servers making use of the Internet to locate people to serve in person, but new rulings in a court in New York are even making it possible to use the Internet to serve someone digitally.
Using Facebook to Locate Defendants
Facebook is a powerful tool for finding defendants, depending on the individual’s privacy settings. In most cases, you can find an individual’s Facebook page with a basic search. Generally, that person’s location will also be visible, letting you know what city you should be looking in. If the privacy settings are just right, the process server can even see where that person works.
Facebook is just one way that process servers are using the internet to facilitate service. Other social media accounts, email accounts, and places of business are becoming easier to find with a simple Google search. The most effective process servers also have access to public records and other databases and applications to track down defendants. Continue reading
On December 4, 1980, Police Chief Gregory Adams of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania was shot and killed by a man who is still on the run to this day. A full 37 years later, Chief Adams’ widow has filed a civil lawsuit against the wife and son of the suspected killer, Donald Webb, after new evidence was discovered by the FBI.
It was an average winter afternoon when Adams attempted to stop Webb for speeding past a stop sign. Rather than stopping for the flashing lights, Webb attempted to turn around in a supermarket parking lot and then flee the scene. Adams blocked the exit with his patrol car and then approached Webb’s driver’s side door to ask for his driver’s license. In a matter of seconds, Webb provided Adams with a fake ID and shot him twice in the chest. Adams returned fire, but his shots were not fatal. Continue reading
Arrests happen every day, but that doesn’t mean they always go smoothly. From the notorious founder of hot yoga to the principal of an Alabama high school, arrest warrants tend to cause trouble.
What Is an Arrest Warrant?
An arrest warrant is an official court document signed by a judge that gives police permission to arrest a certain person or group of people. A warrant contains information about the crime committed that led to the need for arrest, instructions relating to the nature of the arrest, and possibly the bail that must be posted by the defendant to obtain freedom after being arrested. Depending on the person being arrested, some arrest warrants become public news stories, like the story below describes. Continue reading