Private Investigators provide evidence of service in order to serve papers and satisfy a court. Additionally, they ensure that it’s done according to the law. It takes an expertly trained professional to serve said documents. As well as, also to find a relevant individual who needs serving for a given case. Therefore, its crucial to employ skilled private investigators to serve papers.
Hiring a licensed private investigator guarantees you a level of experience and professionalism. One you wouldn’t find hiring a person simply registered to serve process.
Why PIs are the best option to serve papers
A licensed private investigator can help trace down difficult individuals. They are also capable of using surveillance to confirm they served said individual. This ensures there is no plausible deniability on the subject’s part.
For those that prove hard to serve, private investigators perform thorough searches for witnesses and/or accused persons. Utilizing investigative techniques like surveillance and tracing.
There are, in fact, often situations in which an individual may not want to be served. They may do their best to allude detection. It’s in such cases where private investigators may resort to serving the relevant party in a public location. In other words, a place where there will be witnesses to see the serving process take place.
A significant advanctage of hiring a private investigator to serve legal documents is that at the end of the day it’s more affordable, and it’s simpler. They will get it right the first time. Meaning hiring someone new to do it again won’t be necessary, and it’ll save valuable time for the case and attorneys’ clients.
In fact, a lot of our work comes from previously failed servings. Where a party has hired someone perhaps licenses yet inexperienced to serve papers, leading to even multiple failures. This has left our clients with more expenses and wasted time. Both of which they could have saved if they had come to us directly.
What makes a process service valid?
A process server delivers (or serves) legal documents to the defendant, or the person involved in the legal proceedings.
In many cases, the process server will be a private investigator, since they excell in this line of expertise.
Above all, the process server must deliver documents according to the court’s instructions. If they do not meet these requirements upon serving, the court cannot consider their service valid.
Another important requirement is that the server must not in any way be a party connected to the lawsuit taking place.
Upon the service of documents, an examiner prepares an Affidavit of Service, also called a proof of service, for the parties. In other words, further evidence to clarify and confirm the service took place according to the law.
Whereas, in cases with covert findings, PIs usually obtain photographic or video evidence of their service. They also return to attorneys with the relevant documents signed or notarized.
If you find yourself in need of a licensed private investigator and their particular set of skills, please feel free to call us. Or simply click on this link to get in contact with one of our team members.