Service of a summons and complaint must be made within 120 days of these documents being filed with the court. Otherwise, the subject of the summons or any other party can move the court to drop the charges against the party. The court can also dismiss the charges in this situation on its own. It can also set a new deadline for effective service, particularly if the plaintiff can demonstrate a good reason why process has not been served, such as if the subject has absconded. If the subject is known to reside in a foreign country, the 120 day deadline does not apply.
Process servers like Direct Access Legal Services (DALS) in Mesa, Arizona is one of the largest legal support service providers in the State of Arizona that can professionally take care of all duties. We also serve Glendale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Maricopa, Metropolitan Phoenix Area. You can call 480.464.8484 for any questions or details.