Houston, TX asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia

Q: What happens if I don’t contact the Sheriff after leaving notice on my door.

There has been a civil case filed against me in which I am the Defendant being sued. The Sheriff made an attempt to serve me but I wasn’t home so they left a notice. What happens if I ignore the notice would they try again or would they say I avoided service or both?

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Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you ignore the notice, you are making the sheriff's job more difficult but you are only delaying, not permanently avoiding, service. The sheriff will be back again to serve you and it is likely only a matter of time until he catches you at home.

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