Our Agents and Private Investigators are licensed, have current or former law enforcement experience and educational experience related to their field of expertise. Many are current or former Federal Investigators and Forensic Experts. Proven track results and multiple years of experience. Our Investigators can secure evidence that is admissible in court and as Officers of the Court, our testimony is considered equal to weight as any other Officer of the Court, Law Enforcement, or Public Official per the California Private Investigator Act.
Our team of agents is specially trained by our founder, Sal W. Hanna, who wrote and taught a course-specific to California Process Service at a local college. Since we are a Private Investigation Agency our agents don’t just knock on a door and walk away, we take the time to investigate the surroundings prior to effecting service. Private Investigators, unlike Registered Process Servers, are capable of carrying firearms and other defensive tools to protect themselves and their clients during the service of the process. This allows us to take on the cases that others turn down; evasive process service, restraining order, violent party service, and high-risk situations. With proper training in de-escalation and police academy training tactics, our servers maintain the highest level of professional standards during the service of process.
Process servers are entrusted with the task of serving court documents among parties involved in civil, criminal, or other legal actions. Process servers are not law enforcement but are authorized by state law Business and Profession Code §22350 and registered by their local county to serve process on behalf of the court. Private Investigators are exempt from registration under Business and Profession Code §22350(a), but Litigation Investigators is duly licensed as a California Private Investigation Agency and Registered Process Service company so that we can perform service of all court documents.
Both Private Investigators and Registered Process Servers are protected while serving process under Penal Code 243(b) (Assault on a Peace Officer) if they are performing their duties and identified as serving process. This is why we offer both Uniformed Process Service and Plain Clothes Process Service. Depending on the situation our agents utilize safety equipment designed to prevent escalation during service, body cameras to document the service of process that includes audio, visual, and time stamps, and identifying markers such as clothing with our company logo, agents name, identification card and/or a badge such as the one depicted above.
Unlike a private party serving process, a Registered Process Server (RPS) and/or a Private Investigator (PI) can gain lawful access to gated communities under CCP §415.21) and if they are denied entry to the location they may serve a security guard. This includes workplaces that have security preventing entrance to a licensee. Under Evidence Code 647, a RPS/PI carries rebuttable presumption status which means the burden of proof to challenge service is on the defendant. This is the same presumptive status that a Sheriff or Marshall carries when serving process.
Specialty Process Service
Standard Process Service
We serve all of Southern California including Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Rural Areas.
Basic Criminal Records Report
Custom Comprehensive Report
(Physical) Asset Report a.k.a. Real Property Report
Contact Card Report
Motor Vehicle Report
Obtain instant access to motor vehicle driving records from the states of AL, CA*, DE, FL, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MN, MS, NE, NC, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, WV.
Motor vehicle reports are documents that contain detailed information on a subject’s driving history and may include accidents, suspensions, and violations. Reports are available for some states in either a 3-year or 7-year review.
*To gain access to driving records, customers must sign a Motor Vehicle Record Agreement with Sal W. Hanna. This signed document acknowledges you have read and understood all applicable state and federal laws; reports cannot be used by any permissible purpose as defined by FCRA [Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 § U.S.C. 1681 et seq.)] and must follow DPPA [Drivers Privacy Protection Act 18 U.S.C. § 2721 et. seq. (Public Law 103-322). Section 2721.]
The services listed above may vary by state. Our office will detail what additional requirements your state may have for access to specific information and what, if any, additional fees may apply.
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