Are Process Servers Permitted To Conceal Their Identity?
Many people’s idea of a process server comes from Hollywood. In the movies, process servers are dressed up in pizza delivery driver uniforms, serving unsuspecting defendants with a large box of lawsuits before exclaiming “You’ve been served!” and scampering away. In real life, this is not how it goes.
Process Servers are Not Allowed to Lie About Who They Are
In the state of Florida, process servers are held to high ethical standards. Ethical misdeeds, even in a server’s personal life, can lead to banishment from the serving process in the state. Florida courts take this very seriously and will not hesitate to punish a process server who violates state laws.
This means that process servers are not allowed to lie in any way while serving process. They cannot dress up like a delivery personal or government official while serving process. They cannot misrepresent who they are, what their job is, or the purpose of their visit in any way. If they do, the defendant could claim improper service of process and have the entire case derailed.
Process Servers in Florida Must Be Ethical
Florida has put a lot of thought and effort into its statewide process server certification/appointment requirements. It is one of few states that have such clearly defined guidelines about who can and cannot be a process server, how process servers must behave, and what can be done to process servers who do not follow the rules. In fact, the state law specifically says that a process server can be removed for “any malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, or incompetence” as determined by the court. Local areas and counties may have their own, even stricter rules for process servers.
The Most Ethical Process Servers in Port St. Lucie
When you choose Accurate Serve of Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Stuart, and Vero Beach, you’re never going to have to worry about invalid service due to dishonest or unethical behavior. Our servers are held to the highest standards and frequently reviewed for compliance with our ethics policies. For more information, call us at (772) 236-7214 or contact us online.