Process Serving

In short, serving process is not as simple as walking up to a guy in a suit, asking his name, handing him papers, and saying “You’ve been served.” Here in California, for example, there are various ways short of physical delivery to serve someone with a summons. But a subpoena has to be served personally to the person’s face, or a judge might not enforce it.

Who engages professional process server private investigators?

  • Law firms looking for rapid, efficient, economical process service of new lawsuits
  • Trial attorneys who need to subpoena witnesses
  • Copy services specializing in obtaining medical and business records under procedures set by the California Evidence Code, and Code of Civil Procedure
  • Plaintiffs filing their own lawsuits “in pro per” – i.e., representing themselves
  • Anybody filing a small claims case, where no attorneys are allowed.

A good process server private investigator knows how to find someone who is evading service. He or she can also decide in the field whether to shift gears to a second method, like substituted service to a responsible adult at a business location. And he or she knows when he doesn’t have to hand the papers to the subject, when he can simply get a name acknowledgment and drop the papers at the target’s feet.

Process service seems simple, but oftentimes it isn’t so simple. So when you need to get a subpoena, or a summons and complaint, or a small claims complaint served WITHOUT FAIL, you need to hire a professional process server private investigator. If you want to get process served fast, efficiently, economically, and in a manner that will satisfy the Court the law has been observed, our professional process service private investigators and professional process service private detectives are ready 24/7 to serve those papers.

Additionally, many if not most people deny ever being served in the first place.  The 9th Shield takes process serving an extra step and obtains Date/Time Stamped photos of the actual serve.  People lie, video does not.