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The highly qualified process servers at Wasatch Constables can meet and exceed your important deadlines for the delivery of legal documents, and have proved it with several decades of combined experience working as fully empowered police officers.
Process service is the industry term for delivery of legal documents to which the subject of the delivery is entitled. These court documents can include notification for a defendant that a lawsuit has been filed against them, including instances of divorce, requests to change child custody arrangements, proceedings in a will or trust case and standard requests for relief or summary judgment, among others.
WHICH COURTS REQUIRE SERVICE OF PROCESS IN ST. GEORGE?
In the St. George area, state level cases are handled in the Fifth District Court in Washington County, located at 206 West Tabernacle in St. George. Most cases that go through this court require process serving as the case begins, but later attorneys take over the legal requirements to share documents between themselves by way of certified mail or courier.
For district court cases, ask your attorney when the deadline is for process service in your case. The administrative rules of the court require different service times for different kinds of cases, and case law changes the rules even more, so it’s important to get the advice of a legal professional.
Cases that involve low dollar amounts, also known as small claims cases, go through the justice courts of each municipality. It’s important to note that these cases must be filed with the city in which the issue originated, even if, for example, the landlord lives in another state. For such cases, the plaintiff (the person filing the claim) must notify the defendant through a process server within 30 days. Thereafter, documents can be shared via first class mail but must be sent within 10 days of being filed in court.
In St. George, justice court cases and small claims cases go through the Washington County Justice Court located on the third floor of the building at 87 North 200 East in St. George.
WHY IS PROCESS SERVICE NECESSARY?
State and federal law require timely process service as a means of due process, a right protected by the Fifth Amendment and Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The idea is that if a person is being sued, he or she has a right to know about it and should be given enough time to respond before the case moves forward.
The rules are similar for civil process service and criminal process service, but in criminal cases actions that can meet these requirements include everything from receipts for traffic tickets to arrest and arraignment or even notification of grand jury proceedings.
In fact, the officers employed by Wasatch Constables often serve documents in criminal cases, as they are the official constable of Ogden City and the justice court there. Our officers are certified by the Police Officer Standards and Training organization not only for process serving, but also for investigations, stakeouts, property seizure and even making arrests.
THE WASATCH CONSTABLES ST. GEORGE GUARANTEE
We know how to complete process serving requirements on time, even if it means completing skip tracing for defendants who have left town or are trying to avoid being served. We understand the importance of timeliness and we are fully versed in laws relating to trespass, assault, stalking and more so can ensure that the process of service will be completed legally. We can guarantee that your documents will be delivered on time so you won’t have to delay your case or lost automatically because of a finding of improper service. To learn more, chat with us online, fill out or contact form or call 801-392-9400.