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High Risk Process Serving

Big Boss Legal specializes in high risk process serving. With years of professional experience in de-escalating tense and volatile situations, we're prepared to face individuals that pose a clear and present danger or the potential thereof.

When legal action is initiated, many people become emotionally overwhelmed with their personal situations. This is particularly true if the case is a family court matter such as divorce, spousal support, child custody, and child support. The same is also true for criminal matters.

Individuals in these cases are often burdened with severe depression and feelings of hopelessness. This commonly leads to psychological instability and social regression. In these capricious cases, every safety precaution must be taken. To ensure maximum safety and a successful serve, thorough information gathering and extensive planning must be conducted. This includes conducting regional reconnaissance and surveillance of the subject.

Mitigating Risk and Danger

A great amount of information gathering takes place in the preparation stage and is a key element in our planning process. The information gathering process includes the examination of the information provided  to us by our client, civil and criminal public records, the geographical topography of their residence and place of employment. We also analyze the demographics of the area in which they live and identify whether their residence is located in an urban area, suburban area, or the urban-interface. Once the all relevant information has been gathered and examined, a strategic plan is developed and carried out. Contingency plans are established to account for situational variables.

In situations where we are charged with the duty of serving a subject that is known to be  violent, hostile,   or has verbalized or implied threats, our primary objective is to identify the best place and time to serve them. That means serving them at the safest place and at the safest time. Every effort is made to avoid situations that would place our process server and the defendant/respondent alone and in a remote area. Additionally, effecting service in a tactically nonchalant and unanticipated manner, greatly diminishes the window of opportunity for the subject to evade or take aggressive action.

Generally speaking, public places are ideal. In most cases, people who are potentially violent or hostile demonstrate restraint in public places. This is because they don't want others to bear witness to them exhibiting hostile behavior or acts. After having conducted reconnaissance (familiarization of the intended location of service), we establish multiple entry and exit strategies and prepare ourselves for situational variables. Once the plan has been reviewed and finalized, the service of process is performed.

Will my case be considered a High Risk Serve?

Not all cases are the same. For that reason, we assess each case independently from others. Below is a list of factors that are commonplace in high risk serves. The existence of one of these factors does not necessarily constitute a high risk serve. Though, for our safety, we ask that you notify us if any of the following factors of consideration apply to your case.

    ~ The person(s) is chemically dependent or has a history of chemical dependency.
    ~ The person(s) has a history of mental illness or personality disorders.
    ~ The person(s) has been convicted of selling illegal substances, goods or services.
    ~ The person(s) is known or thought to be selling illegal substances, goods, or services.
    ~ The person(s) has been convicted of a violent crime. Including, domestic violence.
    ~ The person(s) has a history of violence & aggressive behavior - w/o a criminal record.
    ~ The person(s) has made written, verbalized, or implied threats of retaliation or violence.
    ~ The person(s) possess or has been known to possess weapons.
    ~ The person(s) has received formal training in weapons, hand to hand or lethal combat.

Are Domestic Violence related cases considered High Risk Serves?

Family court matters that include a history of domestic violence are likely to be considered a high risk serve. Though, this is not always the case. We evaluate the severity of the DV charge and weigh it against other factors. Such as the ones listed above. If the domestic violence charge stemmed from moderate pushing or the destruction of the person's own personal property, your case may not be considered a high risk serve.

However, if the person to be served has been charged with a more severe act of violence (such as, striking, kicking, using a weapon against another person) or has been known to have committed such acts, your case could be considered a high risk serve. Additionally, if an accusation of domestic violence or any form of violence exists in conjunction with one or more of the risk assessment factors listed above, than your case will is likely be considered a high risk serve.

Domestic Violence is a tragic and life altering situation. Many women find themselves more afraid of what will happen if they leave, than what they will experience if they stay. If you have been the victim of domestic violence and have found this page while conducting research relevant to your situation, please feel free to contact us at 626-726-7707 or email us at


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