As a lawyer, you have the option to provide your client service of process. However, there are several reasons doing so may not be in your client’s best interests.
One scenario is that you might be called as a witness if the facts connected to the service of process become pivotal to the case. You could be disqualified because as your client's lawyer, you cannot also serve as a fact witness.
Even if the above scenario does not play out, process serving is a tedious affair that takes a lot of time. Your schedule is likely full of mission-critical tasks that you must complete. It would be a wasteful allocation of resources for you to spend your time process serving.
In some states, hiring the sheriff for process serving is required. However, in most states, it is optional. To be sure, the sheriff is an effective resource for process serving.
You may want to do a time/cost analysis to compare the time it would take the sheriff to complete the task as opposed to the cost of using a professional process server. The sheriff will charge you for this service. If the sheriff has a full schedule, it is unlikely that they will make process serving their top priority. Another important thing to note is that the sheriff’s schedule only ranges from Monday-Friday from the hours of 7:30 am – 4 pm.
Professional process servers, such as the ones you will find at Roland Investigations, offer a dedicated process serving service. They are professionals who only focus on process serving.
If you need process serving done quickly, hiring a professional may be the best option for you. Unlike the sheriff who can only complete your request during a small window of time, private process servers are dedicated and available to serve 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Roland Investigations understands Colorado state laws. Since they work in Colorado, they are familiar with the geography. This gives them an advantage that others lack in finding evasive individuals.
Like other processing service agencies, Roland Investigations offers skip tracing, document receivable and search, and other related services. Hiring a process server can simplify your workload. It allows you to focus on building the strongest case possible to defend your clients.
We offer same-day service. Prices will vary from case to case based on the circumstances of the service and how quickly you need the service completed. If you would like to know more about our services, we invite you to call us at Roland Investigations today.
Understandably, you will want to weigh the pros and cons of serving as your own process server, hiring the sheriff, or using a team of dedicated professional process servers. Roland Investigations stands ready to provide you with the professional and legal information that can help you make the best decision. We invite you to read our blog articles for more insight.
By Roland Investigations 7-23-2020