A crucial part of the legal system in the United States is what is known as ‘Due Process,’ which is a set of guidelines that assures each individual is afforded the same set of rights when involved in a legal dispute. Service of process is a guideline set in place designed to guarantee that each person has received the required legal documents relevant to their case.
This is where process servers come in.
Process servers assist in delivering appropriate notices of legal action and other court documents, as well as supply the required documentation needed to show the court that due process was properly observed.
Legal disputes can be a source of high emotions and hostility, which is why most individuals choose not to serve the documents themselves. In these cases, it is necessary to find someone who has the knowledge and experience needed to properly perform the service of process. Failure to do so can lead to a case being thrown out by the judge.
Who Should I Choose to Serve My Legal Documents?
Depending on the state, part of the duty of a sheriffs and police officer is to perform the service of process. But, these responsibilities vary widely from state-to-state, so it’s important to reference local laws. Although, it is often preferable to choose a professional process server to perform this duty for a number of reasons:
- Guaranteed Timeframe - As opposed to a sheriff or police officer, most process servers offer a guarantee on how quickly your documents will be served. Relying on your local police department to handle your service of process could result in serious delays.
- Staying Informed – Professional process servers typically offer convenient tools for staying informed on the progress of your service of process. For example, online portals that show proof of service, status updates and other pertinent information that can be easily accessed.
- Private Investigations & Tracking – While police officers are capable of tracking down evasive subjects, it can be a time-consuming job for even the most experienced professionals. Process servers have dedicated teams for tracking individuals and the resources needed to give your case the attention it deserves.
For more information about the importance of process serving and how a professional process server can help ensure that due process is followed in your case, contact Same Day Process today at (844) 737-8331 to speak to a member of our team.