The papers for the civil suit is in Columbus GA and I do not live there so they are not able to serve me the papers I was told by the Sherriff department via telephone what was .on the papers.
Will they still be able to go to court and get a judgment against me concerning this matter without me being served the paper work for the civil suit? Should I make contact with the sheriff department again?
Unless you are personally served with the summons and complaint, or a copy of the summons and complaint is left with a person of suitable age and discretion at your home, then you cannot be sued in Georgia.
Hope this helps.
Thank you very much
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).