What do I do if I am served with a Summons for Court Appearance?

Step 1: Understand that being served is a very serious matter.

Depending on the type of case there could be serious consequences if you are found guilty.

Step 2: Evaluate your options.

What are your options?

Are you knowledgeable in this area of Law?

Can a resolution be negotiated with the plaintiff?

Do you know what kind of answer should be filed?

Should you file a motion to dismiss or for a more definite statement?

Is there a lack of jurisdiction? Was there insufficient service of process?

Did the plaintiff fail to state a legal claim?

Step 3: Decide if you should Hire an Experienced  Attorney

Are you qualified and knowledgable in the area of Law?

Do you have experience in these types of cases?

Are you prepared to deal with the negative consequences that come with being found guilty?

Step 4: Calculate your deadline to respond and prepare a response

Do you know what kind of a response is acceptable?

Do you know what should be included in your response?

Step 5: Have an Experienced Attorney respond for you and come up with all the defenses to win your case.


Step 6: Make sure to show up to your court hearing with your Attorney and WIN the Case!


Thanks for Reading!

If you are unable to answer any of the previous questions or are unsure then it might be a good idea to give us a call and speak with one of our experienced Attorneys to find out if it is in your best interest to have a Qualified and Experienced Attorney represent you.

Our lawyers can examine your situation and help you figure out how to handle your summons for court appearance.

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