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Service of Due Process

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An assignment we often get asked to provide is for the service of legal documents, aka process serving.

Types of Due Process We Serve

Such documents could be summons & complaints, plaintiff's claim & orders, subpoenas, orders to show cause, writs of mandate, restraining orders, orders to appear, et al.

We help all people get their documents served, but we are mainly known for our work on complex and challenging serves which dovetail into our surveillance and people locate skillset because such jobs require seasoned professionalism and usually entail an unknown upfront investment of time.

 

Serve Someone Yourself Option or Higher Average Process Server

Simple serves can be done by anyone and we encourage you to find companies which routinely do this, especially if you feel the serve will be straight forward. In certain situations, even a close friend of yours or adult family member not a party to your legal action can serve such papers without any cost to you. You should consider this if you believe there won't be any drama to the exchange. (It's not advisable, though, for family law matters where emotions invariably can run high. Let a professional handle these tricky services.)

 

Cost of Hiring a San Francisco Bay Area Process Server

With decades of experience successfully overcoming complicated process serving situations, our firm specializes mainly in this area when asked for service of process. The basic price package is $350 for the service plus a minimum 4 hours of stakeout time.

 

Often, the situation is:

1) a person is elusive,

2) their living situation has a number of security obstacles for us to clear, and/or

3) the client has learned the time window when the person being served is home is ambiguous.

 

This latter circumstance is frequently encountered after a regular process serving company has failed to perform the job. We see it all the time. That's where we step in.

Cities We Do Process Serving

The regular cities we cover are:

Alameda, Alamo, Albany, American Canyon, Antioch, Bay Point, Benicia, Berkeley, Blackhawk, Brentwood, Castro Valley, Clayton, Concord, Cordelia, Corte Madera, Crockett, Danville, Diablo, Dublin, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Fairfield, Hayward, Hercules, Hilltop Mall, Kensington, Lafayette, Larkspur, Martinez, Moraga, North Richmond, Oakland, Orinda, Pacheco, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Point Richmond, Port Chicago, Port Costa, Richmond, Rodeo, San Francisco, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Suisun City, Vallejo, Walnut Creek.

 

We can and do serve in all seven Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano.

Services beyond the cities listed will typically have a premium added, depending on where they are. Hire us and we'll knock it out for you.

Service of Process

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Surveillance investigation cost?


This will depend upon many factors. We provide a packager price that includes mileage, toll, parking, gas and all other related expenses (except out-of-area overnight cases). We charge $1,400 for up to 10 hours for one investigator (this time includes travel time. After travel time is deducted then that is what is left for the day to conduct surveillance) We charge $2500 for up to 10 hours but with two investigators. Same overnight additional expenses apply. We have a 10% discount for 3 or more days




How many surveillance investigators do I need?


This will be dictated by your budget. The more you can afford the greater the likelihood that we can continue surveillance without loosing the subject.




Will they know you are watching them?


Not unless you tell them. At times a person may be "heated up" because of things people have said. We suggest you say nothing and let us discreetly do our job.




Can you loose the subject during surveillance?


Yes. This is why we always suggest 2 + surveillance investigators. If you do not, we will likely loose the subject in the city or urban environments. It is your call based on your budget.





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 Why hire Steve Garrett, PI

  • We don't suck at serving due process.

  • We are experienced by conducting many service of process

  • Because you can hire me. Fair prices and excellent client relations at a time when you don't know who to count on.

  • I promise absolute diplomacy during your process serve.

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