Private process servers put themselves in potential danger every day. There are a lot of people out there who don’t want to be served. Often they know that it is coming, or at least have a suspicion because they know they have done wrong. But that doesn’t make them receptive to the process server. Here is how we keep our process servers safe.
Our private process servers are encouraged to carry personal protection such as pepper spray or mace when serving papers. This will allow them to defend themselves in the event that someone threatens their life or attacks them because they don’t want to be served. Continue reading
Having a trustworthy private process server is extremely important to the success of your legal case. An unethical process server can lead to gutter serves, or the papers being trashed with service faked. This can lead to your case being delayed or even being dismissed altogether. Here are three signs that you have found a trustworthy process server to handle your legal matter.
Walks You Through the Process
A trustworthy process server will be completely transparent about the process of serving your papers to the intended recipient. They will answer all of your questions and explain how they are going to find the individual if you don’t know where they can be found. They will also explain to you the methods that they will use to affect service. Every question you have should be answered truthfully and without dismissal. Continue reading
If you have a legal case involving a Florida resident, you have to use the local sheriff or a private process server to serve process in order for your case to move forward. There are some situations in which you may not realize that you need a Florida licensed process server. Here are some guidelines.
Out of State Cases
Even if you live out of state, and the legal case is out of state, you will still need a Florida licensed process server if any member of the case is a Florida resident. Florida law requires that all legal papers be served by a sheriff or a private process server licensed and registered with the courts in Florida. These rules are designed to ensure that the rights of Florida residents are protected. Continue reading
When you have a legal case against an individual or company, you have to have them served with legal papers so that they are notified of the case and have a chance to defend themselves. But this service cannot be handled by just anyone. According to Florida law, there are limited people that can serve papers in the state. Here’s who can serve papers.
The sheriff’s department of any county in Florida can serve legal papers. There is a fee, just as if you used a private process server. The sheriff’s department has a lot of other more pressing responsibilities though. So if you opt for this route, it could delay your case going to court. Sheriff’s departments also don’t spend a lot of time tracking people down to be served. So if investigation is needed, they might not have the resources to help you. Continue reading
You may know that private process servers deliver court and legal papers to defendants, respondents, and witnesses, yet you may not realize that process servers, like other court representatives, have rules that they must follow. Here are some rules that private process servers have to follow in which you might not be aware.
Be Honest About Themselves
A private process server cannot pretend to be someone else in order to gain access to an individual to be served. They must, at all times, be honest about who they are their intentions. They also cannot impersonate law enforcement, although they can contact law enforcement if they need assistance. Continue reading