The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution mandates “due process” when an interest is asserted against a person’s “life, liberty or property.” State Constitutions have adopted this right and passed laws “service of process” laws that detail the methods that must be used to deliver legal documents to defendants. When faced with legal action, some people will make tremendous efforts to avoid being served with legal documents thinking that they will avoid the consequences of the action against them. This is simply not true. It’s important to understand that avoiding being served with legal documents does make the case against you disappear, and it could have negative consequences.