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When you have court documents that must be served, it is important to have it done right the first time. The following are four important reasons this is true.

1. You avoid wasting time when a person evades being served.

A typical process server does not have the wide range of skill and experience that a private investigator has, so if the subject attempts to evade being served court documents, they may be successful. We know all of the tricks that people try to use to evade a process server and we also know how to counter these tactics. If you believe your subject may evade a process server, it is best to contact us. We can develop a strategy that is specific to the subject so the chances of a successful and professional process service are high, and you don’t waste time attempting to serve someone who is evading you.

2. Witnesses can disappear.

In certain situations, a witness may not want to testify. If this is the case the subject may disappear, which may hurt your chances of a successful outcome in court. It is best to sit down with a private investigation firm from the start to discuss the chances of a witness evading a process server. It may be a case where there is no problem, but if you use a private investigator for process serving from the start, any potential problems with a reluctant witness can be dealt with before it becomes a big problem for you.

3. You avoid losing the element of surprise.

If the subject is not aware they are about to be served, they will not have a chance to evade a process server. However, if it is not done properly the first time, the individual will know that someone is attempting to serve them court papers, which will give them a chance to evade being served in the future.

4. You have a better chance of meeting a deadline.

If you have a deadline such as a court date, it makes no sense to take the chance of not being able to serve the necessary court documents. An individual may evade being served papers in a number of ways and for many different reasons. It is not always easy to predict that someone will avoid process serving, but this is only one problem you may have. It can be difficult to locate a person, even when they are not avoiding you. People relocate for many reasons, and they may not have left a trail that can be picked up by anyone other than a private investigator.

If you need court documents served to an individual, it is best to use a private investigation firm that offers this service. We can help you avoid the problems associated with serving subpoenas and other court papers.


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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.