What Does a Process Server do Exactly?

The legal system in America is designed to run as smoothly as possible. Helping to expedite the system are process servers. They are a cog in the machinery of that system. Not only do process servers ensure that the legal system runs easily, they also make sure that due process of the law is followed. However, many people are confused as to what process servers do.

A process server is someone – especially a sheriff or deputy – who serves writs, warrants, subpoenas, etc. Their primary job is to deliver or “serve” these legal documents to a defendant or person involved in a court case. After a defendant or other person involved in a court case has been served, it is then that the process server must provide proof that the documents have been delivered. Proof is called an “affidavit” or “proof of service.” This proof must be notarized and given to the person or company who required that the papers be served. This is a more difficult task than it would appear to be since process serving laws differ from state to state. For example, what is true for a Utah process server may not be true of a server in California, for example. If the process server does not follow the rules and fails to or improperly serves a defendant, he or she has the right to challenge the service in court. If service is determined to be improper, the entire case could possibly be thrown out.

This is why it is critical when looking for a process server to find a firm that is reliable and whose servers know and abide by the rules of service. This is why it is important to find a process server who can not only deliver papers to the correct individual(s), but who can do so in a way that does not jeopardize the case in question. Not only are Wasatch Constables experts in the proper service of court documents, we also utilize the latest technologies and databases to find litigants. We are professional, courteous and knowledgeable and work to uphold due process of the law.

Our authority as peace officers under Utah Code also empowers us to skip trace, seize and sell property, evict tenants in rental dispute cases and even arrest trespassers. When you need a Salt Lake City process server we are the logical choice. The right to due process under the law is a part of our Constitution. We at Wasatch Constables work to ensure that right and to help the judicial system flow smoothly.