Myrtle Beach Process Service
From Serve Now
Process service: a brief history
To begin to describe what a modern-day process server does, let’s first start out with a little history of how and why process servers are needed. First, service of due process is a privilege set forth by the Constitution. This means that all citizens of the United States hold the right to be informed of being summoned, these legal guidelines are specified in the fifth and sixth amendments of the Constitution.
Process servers were intended as a messenger system to notify individuals of their constitutional right to due process of law by “serving” them with a notification that states the legal issue that involves them specifically. Originally, legal papers were typically served to individuals by their local county sheriff. As cities expanded in the United States it turned out to be a challenging endeavor for local sheriffs to disperse court papers while attending to legal situations in their jurisdiction. There was a desire for an individual to deliver these papers legally and in a timely manner; for that reason, process servers were formed.
Legal documents such as subpoenas are required to be served upon an individual or business in accordance with state law to be acceptable in court. This messenger system notifies a person or entity of their involvement in a court case or legal manner. Myrtle Beach Private Investigators ensure that all legal papers are served in a highly efficient and appropriate manner. Once served, an affidavit of service (which is notarized) shall be returned to the individual or company that required the papers to be served. Without the proper service, the court may not recognize or hear from those involved in the matter.
Additional notes oon Rule 45 from Serve-Now:
South Carolina Process Serving Requirements
Service of summons may be made by the sheriff, his deputy, or by any other person not less than eighteen (18) years of age, not an attorney in or a party to the action. Service of all other process shall be made by the sheriff or his deputy or any other duly constituted law enforcement officer or by any person designated by the court who is not less than eighteen (18) years of age and not an attorney in or a party to the action, except that a subpoena may be served as provided in Rule 45. (Amended effective May 1, 1986)