When doing a criminal records search you’ll see some interesting things, but if you discover 5 or 6 jay walking tickets on the subject of your investigation here’s what that really means.
When the police chase a suspect and finally catch him or her, but they don’t want to file resisting arrest or fleeing charges, one of the easiest things is to write a jay walking ticket for each time the person ran across the street outside of a cross walk!
This is nice because it’s super easy to prove (especially today with police body cam video) and it’s punitive enough to (hopefully!) change the persons behavior the next time.
An added bonus is, if the person doesn’t pay the tickets, he or she may have a warrant issued for his or her arrest. That means the police have another tool to work with the next time they have probable cause that a crime has been committed and they suspect the subject!
Process servers make huge differences in people’s lives by delivering the court papers needed to move a case forward including divorces, child custody and even papers that help save business and their employees!
Make sure you can take the serves others simply cannot or will not do. Heck, those are the ones that pay the big bucks and that means you get paid well for helping others!
When working a vehicular accident case as a private investigator you may need to pull the autopsy report and when you do, don’t miss the toxicology section because it can tell you a lot!
And don’t miss this little gem: When you die your auto insurance becomes invalid.
Sound odd? Well…
There is a clause in auto insurance polices that says the driver must be alive for the insurance to be valid, but here’s what happens… The driver has a heart attack, dies and because he is no longer controlling the vehicle, he crashes.
The insurance company may say that since he was dead at the time of impact, they aren’t liable of any damages!
Here is process server training on how to lookup license plate information to help you with skip tracing, verifying addresses and serving process successfully for a profit!
This is super simple.
There are “permissible purposes” for gaining owner and vehicle information by tracing a license plate number.
One permissible purpose is:
For use in connection with any civil, criminal, administrative or arbitral proceeding in any federal, state or local court or agency or before any self-regulatory body, including service of process, investigation in anticipation of litigation, and the execution or enforcement of judgments and orders, or pursuant to an order of a federal, state or local court.
That is NOT a typo… “including serving process”!
Your Bureau of Motor Vehicles (or DMV) has a from you fill out to request a “vehicle registration abstract”. On the form they will want the case number for the case on which you are serving process.
Then just submit the form with the nominal fee (maybe 5 bucks) and they will give you a print-out (similar to the one I show in this training video).