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Why You Should Never Avoid a Process Server

At Accurate Serve of Daytona Beach, we have seen a fair share of individuals trying to avoid being served legal documents. Whether it’s out of fear, anxiety, or ignorance of the legal process, avoiding a process server is never a good idea. Here are some of the reasons why you should never avoid a process server.

Legal Consequences

Avoiding a process server will not make your legal problems disappear. In fact, it can lead to even more significant legal consequences. When you avoid being served, the process server will resort to alternative methods to serve you, such as service by substitution or service by publication. So no matter how far you run, you will eventually be deemed “served” and the case against you will proceed.

When the case proceeds, if you don’t appear, the judge may order a default judgment against you. That means that the court can make decisions in your absence without giving you an opportunity to defend yourself. This can result in a negative outcome, such as a large fine or a loss of property.

If a judge believes that you have intentionally avoided being served to delay the case, they can also charge you with contempt of court. If found guilty, you may have to pay fines or even spend some time in jail!

Delay in Legal Proceedings

Avoiding a process server can also cause delays in your legal proceedings. The process server is responsible for serving the legal documents to you within a specified time frame, which can vary depending on the type of document and your location. When you avoid being served, the process server cannot complete their task, and the case cannot proceed.

This delay can be costly, both in terms of time and money. You may have to hire a lawyer to represent you in court, who will surely charge you more for having to handle issues related to your avoidance of the server and delaying the case. Additionally, the longer the case drags on, the more court time is used, which costs taxpayers in the end.

Ethical Considerations

Avoiding a process server is also unethical. The legal process is designed to ensure that everyone has the right to be heard and to defend themselves. Avoiding a process server undermines the legal process and can have serious consequences.

Impact on Your Reputation

Avoiding a process server can also impact your reputation negatively. It is essential to remember that being served with legal documents is not an admission of guilt or wrongdoing. Rather, it is an opportunity for you to defend yourself in court and to ensure that your rights are protected. Avoiding being served can create the impression that you are trying to hide something, which can damage your reputation with family, friends, employers, and more.

Daytona Beach’s Top Process Servers

Avoiding a process server is never a good idea. It can lead to legal consequences, delays in legal proceedings, ethical issues, and may impact your reputation negatively. If you are served with legal documents, it is best to accept them and seek legal advice if necessary. At Accurate Serve, we are here to assist you and ensure that the legal process is followed correctly. We understand that being served with legal documents can be stressful and overwhelming, but avoiding the process server will only make the situation worse. So, if you receive a visit from us or any other process server, be sure to cooperate and seek legal advice. It is the best way to protect your rights and ensure that justice is served. For more information, contact us at 386-569-8475.

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