In their line of work, a process server is hired to objectively locate an individual in order to properly deliver legal documents. There are many different types of legal documents that may be handled by a professional doing process servicing in New Jersey. The documents that are served are called “process.”
A legal complaint, or civil complaint, is the first document filed in a case, and it is often served along with a summons. The purpose of a legal complaint is to lay out all of the facts and reasons why the plaintiff decided to bring the suit, along with the case law that supports his decision to bring the suit.
A summons is a written notification to be served to a person as a warning to appear in court on a day specified. There are, essentially, three types of summons. A civil summons is a judicial summons given by one private person or entity to another private person or entity to appear in court and respond to a petition filed in court. A criminal summons is a type of judicial summons notifying someone to appear in a criminal court. Administrative summons is another type of judicial summons issued by an administrative body authorized in law to handle a specific type of investigation or legal matter.
A subpoena is a writ commanding a person designated within it to appear in court under a penalty for failure. Two common types of subpoena ad testificandum (which orders a person to testify before the court) and subpoena duces tecum (which orders a person or organization to bring evidence before the court).
A writ is a form of written command in the name of a court or other legal authority to act, or abstain from acting, in some way. There are five different types of legal writs: habeas corpus, mandamus, certiorari, prohibition, and quo-warranto.
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