Q: I wasn't home when I was being summoned. How do I find out where its from?
My room mate answered the door, and described him as a younger guy, red shirt, and "sketchy" looking. She automatically distrusted him, as all he kept saying "Is (my name) here? Is (My name) here? He said this multpile times according to her, where he finally said, "She's being summoned.." Then he left.
How do I find out what its for? Debt collections? It wouldn't have been for a witness. I didn't witness anything. Anything criminal? I've lost sleep, and my anxiety is through the roof. Please help.
A: A summons is normally a procedural requirement that you must appear for court as a party or witness. It sounds like a process server (private) was sent to serve you. The process server will come by at least 2 more times. You can try calling your local courthouse to see if there is a case filed against you. You can also contact the process server service (if you know where). Process servers tend to be rightly jumpy and suspicious because most people react very poorly (think repo) to any court filing and often (unjustly) take it out on the process server (who is not part of the litigation). From the sounds of it this is NOT a criminal matter. In short, don't worry.
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