Subpoena Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash
Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash

Sometimes people avoid you at every turn. You may be a landlord trying to evict a tenant who has not paid their rent. Or an abused spouse trying to serve divorce papers. This is when a private investigator can help.

What is a Subpoena?

A subpoena is merely legal paperwork that is drawn up by an attorney, court representative or government official. The subpoena is official binding paperwork that informs the person of a court date or pressing legal matter. Subpoenas can also request that either an individual or organizations present records or evidence to a judge.

Serving a subpoena is best handled by professionals. Knowledge of the legal process system and following the rules is important. A private investigator will then file paperwork with the court giving evidence that the legal process was completed. A subpoena must be served 20 days before the court date.

Why Can it Be Difficult to Serve Subpoenas?

Often a subpoena is intended for a person who is delinquent on a debt or some other legal contract. Thus, the person is unwilling to accept the subpoena and may hide or otherwise avoid getting found. In addition, the person being charged may be emotional or aggressive during the process. A private investigator is trained to handle this calmly to avoid an altercation.

For the most part, private individuals must serve subpoenas. In a few states such as Florida subpoenas for medical records may be sent by certified mail. Subpoenas are time sensitive as they often refer to due dates.

How does a Private Investigator Find People?

Private investigators are the experts when it comes to locating people. They are skilled in computer background checks to look up jobs and residency. Private investigators also use covert surveillance techniques to monitor and locate persons. They may even interview friends and family to find out where the person is staying.

Since subpoenas are legal papers hiring a private investigator to serve them is a smart idea. They understand the legal process and can provide evidence in court that they were served. This prevents the person receiving the paperwork from lying and stating they were not received.

We Guarantee Subpoena Service

At All Private Investigations, we specialize in finding the most evasive persons and making sure they are served. We guarantee our subpoena services and will find the person in a timely manner. Our team is made up of former law enforcement professionals. We promise you discreet, professional service.