Process Service: Save Time, Effort with D&T Legal Services

Are you involved in a legal dispute and have California court filings or other paperwork you need processed? Handing over simple documents such as a summons can be anything but simple. In a perfect world, witnesses, defendants and other parties would be easy to find and willing to accept your documents the first time. Yet all too often, serving up documents can mean making multiple attempts. Particularly troublesome parties can even require overnight stake outs or travel into other states. You don’t have time for this. 

You need someone on your side to take care of this important step in the legal process. At D&T Legal Services, we know how much of a pain service of process and document delivery can be. We’re here to support you in your legal needs. Let us handle the hassle for you. 

Do Not Make a Mistake You Cannot Afford

Today’s legal world is layered in so many levels of laws, rules, regulations and requirements. From federal laws to California codes to county-level ordinances, process serving and court filing has an incredible number of requirements. It can be all too easy for you, or other legal groups, to make a mistake that could cost you your case. 

Don’t gamble on a provider that could ruin all of your hard work. The D&T Legal Services team has handled over 300,000 assignments since 1984 all across California and beyond. We know all the ins and outs of process serving. We’ll make sure your case doesn’t start off with any process service pitfalls so you can stand strong as you head into the courtroom battlefield. 

Our Top-Tier Team Is Here For You

One of the first steps in any legal fight is delivering documents. At D&T Legal Services, our army of professional process servers are here to go to battle for you. We don’t use amateurs; all of our process servers are registered, insured and bonded. Thanks to our many years in the business, our process servers know all the tricks and tips for navigating the legal system quickly and effectively. 

Your privacy is a top priority for the D&T Legal Services team. Legal documents often contain very personal information. Our process servers guard your details as closely as we would our own. You can trust us to handle your information and documents as required to be by law throughout the delivery of your court papers. You can rest assured that no snooping eyes will find your information. 

At D&T Legal Services, we know waiting for delivery can be stressful. We are happy to provide detailed status reports to keep you informed of where we are in the process; we don’t leave you in the dark like other companies. Likewise, you won’t have to worry about other parties pretending they didn’t receive notice thanks to our professional-quality proofs of service. 

Pick the Price that is Right for You 

D&T Legal Services offers a large variety of rates to provide you with the best bang for your buck. From routine document delivery within California to several-day stake outs outside of the state, we provide the prices and personnel you need to succeed. 

  • Need someone to deliver a summons? From single serves to multiple attempts, we will deliver.
  • Going after a notoriously hard-to-find night owl? Our servers can stake out a location overnight and catch them under the cover of darkness. 

Routine Service (First attempt in 72 hours. Two to three attempts per week.)

Contra Costa and Alameda counties $90 minimum
All other counties in California $115 minimum
Remote areas, hills, mountains $120 minimum
Notary & out of state affidavit (add) $25
Serves going outside of California $135 minimum

Rush Service (First attempt in 24 hours. Service attempted almost daily.)

Contra Costa & Alameda counties $130 minimum
All other counties (Overnight mail and fax extra) $160 minimum
Remote areas, hills, mountains in Contra Costa & Alameda counties $145 minimum

Substituted Service

Diligence report and proof of mailing $10 + postage
Field Locate $30
Copies .15¢ /page
File proof $40 minimum

Do Today Assignments

Service of process, court filings, recordings and deliveries $55 /hour + .55¢ /mile

Stake Out (Minimum two hours.)

Between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. $70 /hour + .55¢ /mile
Between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. $85 /hour + .55¢ /mile

These are just a few ways D&T Legal Services can give you the edge you need to succeed.