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This can be found in the Civil Rules of Procedure
It may be served by the sheriff, and also by a competent adult in the following actions. The adult must be at least 18 years of age and not a party to the action
Additionally, Service may be made by mail
Rule 403. Service by Mail
If a rule of civil procedure authorizes original process to be served by mail, a copy of the process shall be mailed to the defendant by any form of United States mail requiring a receipt signed by the defendant or the defendant’s authorized agent. Service is complete upon the defendant or the defendant’s authorized agent signing the required receipt.
You may use this link to review the Civil Rules of Procedure
As there are other ways according to the type of matter you are dealing with
Can a private detective serve subpeonas etc? I have a judge in York County that refuses to accept my proof of service. According to the judge only county sherrifs can serve subpeonas etc.
What type of matter are you involved in, please
As you can see by the Rules, a competent adult, not a party to the action may make serive.
I suggest you can show the Judge the Rules and request he be specific as to why it needs to only be served by a Sheriff
And you can see what the definition of a Competent Adult is here, as I explained it.
The problem may be that it says a Competent Adult cannot be a family member or Employee
of the party. And if it was a PI that was in your employ that is the problem
I have been a private detective for ten years and have served many subpeonas around the state. I have never ran into this problem. I had to serve 8 people in York County including the mayor. When the attorney I was woking for was informed by the judge my affadavids of serve were invalid because they were not servered by a county sherrif. I'm wondering if the mayor and the judge got together and this is one of their my stall tactics.
So you are employed by the attorney, but you know for some reason this judge is saying the client is paying and therefore you are actually an employee of the cliet
*client it what it appears to me
It seems the Judge is really splitting hairs
So it will be up to the attorney to say that you are his employee and the client is not being billed for your services
Competent adult—An individual eighteen years of age or older who is neither a party to the action nor an employee or a relative of a party.
See what it says? Judge seems to be splitting those hairs and may be at the behest of the Mayor, as you state
So as I stated, the attorney you work for must show the judge that he is not going to bill his client for your services.
I am employed by the attorney. The client is paying the attorney and he pays me. Also can you give me the statiute law on subpeona serving rules?
I provided you with the blue link for the Rules of Civil Procedure that cover all of that
And as I said, the Judge seems to be splitting hairs. I suppose if you are on a salary, then the attorney you are employed by can show that you are not being billed to the client and therefore you are not the party's employee
Ok I will look them up. What do think of this problem?
I gave you the link and my assessment of the situation.
Can you see what I have been writing here?
Once you accept, this will convert to a Q&A and you can access all the links I have provided for you
And the attorney you work for should have the Rules in his office
And as I stated, you need to get the attorney to show you are not being billed to the client
Yes. Thank you for your assistance.
You're welcome. Sounds fishy to me, btw