Attorneys, courts or other governmental agencies issue subpoenas. This document compels its receiver to produce evidence necessary for a legal proceeding. However, most often it compels the receiver to attend a legal proceeding and testify.
Serving subpoenas is among one of the most common services a private investigator can provide. It is an excellent way for a professional investigator to supplement their income and meet new clients. Clients who might be in need of swift services.
Above all, however, this article intends to showcase how a private investigator can execute serving a subpoena, as well as, illustrate the advantages of hiring a PI to complete this task.
There Are Two Types of Subpoena Services
The first type is a Duces Tecum Subpoena. Most importantly, this subpoena seeks to compel its recipient to provide written evidence, or evidence recorded through other means, for court. The court then uses this evidence to prepare for a trial. In addition, the evidence can vary in the type it is quite widely, it can almost be anything. However, some of the most common forms of evidence used are: insurance claim records, tax records, medical records, employment records and educational records.
The second type is a Subpoena Ad Testificandum. This subpoena obligates its recipient to show up in person to a deposition, essentially a pre-trial exmination. Subpoenas of this kind also include other types of legal proceedings, such as, hearings or trials. Usually, the recipient would come in person, however, if arrangements are made they can send someone to represent them. This person, of course, must show qualification and authorization to represent them. This, however, cannot be done for every case.
Why is it Advantegous to Hire a Private Investigator to Serve a Subpoena?
There are a plethora of reasons you’d want to hire a PI to serve a subpoena for you. For instance, their specialist set of skills are perfectly matched to the kind of work it involves. They have the training and education to quickly and efficiently execute this task. They are excellent at finding and tracking down people, even those who do not want to be found. Subjects can be good at hiding, and often do not wish to be found.
Besides the fact that they are capable of quickly tracking down people, private investigators have also trained in the proper delivery of legal documentation. They specialize in this since it is also part of their job to collect and prepare evidence for use in court. Much is the same when it comes to them delivering legal documentation properly and acquiring evidence that this documentation was delivered. It is often the case that people do not hire private investigators to serve legal documentation, this often ends in failure and hiring a PI anyways. Resulting in a completely unnecessary waste of time and resources for a case. It is possible to completely avoid these unnecessary complications by hiring a private investigator in the first place.
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