Do you really think everyone in California plays by the same rules when it comes to enforcing Civil Litigation within the courts? We think not.
As Private Process servers in California who perform service of process services locally and on a statewide and nationwide basis we see and hear all of the games played by people involved in litigation; mainly defendants and witnesses in California who avoid getting served with legal papers. For us a good portion of our time is playing "cat and mouse" with people or even "dog catcher" trying to leash a wild animal from running around the neighborhood in California. Not to say we are equating people in California with animals, yet many defendants and witnesses act that way when it comes to eluding process servers and service of process.
Most of the hurdles Process Servers are challenged by in California are based upon how people, defendants and witnesses try to make themselves immune from service of process. Many hide behind doors or exit side doors covertly. Many people even try to use gated communities, camera's at their doorway(s) and even use motion activated lights and video to avoid meeting a Process Server!
Interestingly, when Process Server engage security guards in gated communities they are generally helpful, but come holiday season when the guards are expecting tips, many become protective of their community residents so as to not piss them off and possibly lose their annual Christmas or New Year gift. Yeah, we Process Servers deal with numerous variables that all affect how service of process is made or not made. One would think the judicial process in California would be a bit more sophisticated by now but it’s not. Process Server's in California today are still dealing with the same issues presented to Process Servers from last century. The only difference is, there is more technology that assists defendants and witnesses avoid the inevitable.
It's really not all that bad as Process Servers have gained an advantage over evasive witnesses and defendants. We now have access to social media, on line resources, GPS Tracking and other useful tools that never existed until recently.
Process Servers in California today are challenged by weather, timing and even dangerous circumstances. Don’t think for a minute Process Serving is an easy job or something that anyone can do. Process Serving services are performed by unique and highly talented professionals. Like any profession there are some that are not so professional but rest assured the overwhelming majority of Private Process Servers in California are abundantly equipped to deal with all circumstances and can be depended upon.
Here at A.C.E. Process Services our California Process Servers are vetted; background checked and are long term members of the most prestigous nationwide and statewide process serving associations. We are very careful who works for us and how we go about handling service of process. Our Management staff consists of Private Investigators (Agency License A9900347), Licensed Sheriff Appointed Special Process Server, Court Certified Process Servers, Realtors, An Attorney and a host of talented and generally experience business people who care.