Skip to main content

Process Servers want better protection

Email share
Matt Ryan

You've heard the expression 'Don't shoot the messenger?' That phrase has a real literal  meaning for some of the 2,500 process servers across the state. These are the individuals who serve legal documents such as divorce papers or notices from debt collectors.

Long Island Assemblyman Chuck Lavine (D-Glen Cove), who performed the job while in law school, has a piece of legislation that would make it a felony to assault a process server, calling them an arm of the judicial process. Currently an attack on one is a misdemeanor and is often times reduced to a violation.   Take a look at the bill and go for a ride with a server.