Colorado Attorney Services has their focus on providing each client with superior quality services. We value each client relationship by making sure that we meet their needs and expectations. Serving subpoenas and process serving is most of the work we do. The owner, James D. Roland, has ensured that his team of professionals are trained and continually updated about the laws casing what makes a serve legally valid. The team that James Roland must put together to form Colorado Attorney Services is all about providing you with exceptional service. Here is how we do it.
As a process server, even though you are doing a necessary service and acting in the interests of people’s constitutional rights, not everyone will be happy to see you. It is likely that you are delivering documents to them that they do not want. Things like divorce papers and court summons are common documents that process servers are called upon to deliver. When delivering unfavorable news to individuals, sometimes they take their bad feelings out on the person delivering the documents. Does the phrase, ‘don’t shoot the messenger.” come to mind? Because assault against process servers is a real threat to be concerned with, how can you stay safe while doing your job? Here are a few ways.
Take into consideration the types of papers you will be serving. Are they restraining orders or otherwise related documents? Knowing this might alert you to the possibility that the person you need to serve is potentially unstable. You can also ask the client details about the individual you need to serve. Do they have a violent background or past charges? Knowing details like these can put you in a more offensive state of mind before making contact with the individual.
You are safest and in the most control of a situation outside of a person’s residence. You never know what a person could be hiding inside their home or what additional people could be lying in wait there. If an individual invites you inside their home, politely decline. The interaction between the two of you should be brief anyway.
Make sure to park your car in a strategic manner. Keep it close by, accessible, and free from blockable exits. Avoid parking in driveways or dead ends where it may be easier to become trapped.
You are likely to encounter people during their worst times. They may be emotional, irrational, and agitated. Regardless of how the individual behaves, remain calm. Speaking calmly and respectfully can quickly diffuse a situation instead of escalating it. If they insist on asking you questions, simply respond with, “I have no further information.” And when leaving, never turn your back.
At the end of the day, most of the people you come in contact with will not be violent. Even still, keeping these tips in mind will help you be alert and remain safe regardless of the nature of the serve.
At Colorado Attorney Services, we are always open to accepting professional, polite, and competent process servers onto our team. Contact us today to inquire more.
By Colorado Attorney Services 3-4-2022