Gotcha Subpoena Services
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Service of Process

We serve all of the following types of legal documents and serve process throughout the Bay Area, state of California and nationwide.

Civil Litigation
Subpoenas
Summons & Complaint
Order to Appear for examination
Plaintiff's Claim and order to go to Small Claims Court

Judgment Collections
Bank Levies
Wage Garnishments
Third party Levies

Family Law
Summons & Petition (Divorce)
Order to show cause
Child Support & Custody
Restraining Orders

Evictions
Unlawful Detainers
3, 30, and 60 day notices

Pricing/Payment Policy:
Rates are per address, per defendant.  For 2 defendants at same address, second serve will be discounted.  Pre-payment is required for any and all work completed (with exception to volume and/or repeat clients who have established accounts and are billed per invoice).  We accept cash, checks and most major credit cards.

Routine Service......................................................................................starting at $55.00
Routine service includes 5 attempts and is attempted within 72 hours.  Please allow 5 - 10 business days for routine service within routine service areas.

Proof of Service (generated by our own court-approved software program)
and all other subsequent form generation........................................included in service fee

Sub-service mailing .........................................................................included in service fee

Difficult/High risk service (i.e. Restraining Orders) ....................................starting at $115

After service is complete, we will mail an original proof of service to you which you MUST file with the court.  (For small claims filed at San Mateo County Superior Court, we will mail the original proof of service to the court for you at no additional cost). 

Bad Address..........................................................................................original service fee

Address Locate...............................................additional $25 - $40 depending on difficulty

Notary................................................................................................$10.00 per signature

Check charge for advance of witness fees.............10% of fees advanced/$5.00 minimum

Rush Service.........................................................................starting at additional $30.00 
Served or attempted within 48 hours if received by 2:00pm (pst). 

Same Day Rush Service.........................................................starting at additional $50.00
Same day rush service is available if received by 12:00pm (pst) and is within our routine service area.  For remote areas, please call for quote/availability.

Stake-out Service (2 hour minimum, arranged in advance).......................$75.00 per hour

Wait time ........................................................................................$50.00 per 30 minutes

Late night/Early morning Service (between 12am -7am)........................additional $50.00

Private Investigations............................................................................................$225.00
(1/3 refund guarantee if search is unsuccessful)

Postal Search..........................................................................................................$40.00

Court Filing Services..........................................................................please call for quote

Judgment Collections
We want to help you collect on your judgment and unlike a collection agency, we do not take a percentage of your collection!

Bank Levies/3rd Party Levies...........................................................please call for quote
We will assist in preparation of all necessary paperwork, go to the sheriff and open the file, then proceed to serve the financial institution/bank.  The bank will then freeze the account for the amount of your judgment (if the funds are available).  Our service fee will be added to your judgment, therefore our fees are recoverable.   

For a bank levy, please provide:
- check to the Sheriff for $30
- letter of instruction to the sheriff
- original writ of execution + 3 copies

Wage Garnishment ...........................................................................please call for quote
We will assist in the preparation of all necessary paperwork, go to the sheriff and open the file, then proceed to serve the employer of the judgment debtor.  The employer processes the garnishment and responds directly to the sheriff.  The sheriff will contact you directly to discuss what money was recovered.  You must wait 30 days before the sheriff will release the money over to you.    

For a wage garnishment, please provide:
-check to the Sheriff for $30.00
-original writ of execution + 3 copies
-original application for Earnings Withholding Order

Eviction/Unlawful Detainers
(San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma Counties only)...........please call for quote/more information

3-Day, 30-Day and 60-Day notice service ..........................................please call for quote
Unlawful Detainer service ..................................................................please call for quote  

Full service eviction process available, call for more information.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Once documents are received by our office, there is no refund.  If you decide to cancel service for any reason, no refund can be made due to processing costs (unless special circumstances apply). 
Gotcha Subpoena Services does not guarantee service (we feel this would be unethical and unprofessional - we can not guarantee that every subject we attempt to serve will be at the address provided).  We do guarantee that we will do our best to get results without incurring additional fees.  If service can not be made after sufficient attempts, we will contact you to discuss further options for service which may include getting a new court date, conducting a stake-out, searching for another address (which would incur a new service fee and other applicable fees for postal search, private investigation, etc.)     

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