What is a Cease & Desist Letter? A Cease and Desist Letter is a letter that requests that an individual or organization stop a specified action and refrain from doing it in the future, with a threat of legal action if the recipient fails to comply. A Cease and Desist Letter is different than a Cease and Desist Order, which is an order given by a judge to stop an illegal activity. Who can send a Cease & Desist Letter? Anyone can send a Cease and Desist Letter.
Who can serve Legal Papers? A party in the case can never serve legal papers, like a Summons and Complaint, a Notice of Petition and Petition, or a Motion, unless a Judge says it is o.k. A process server can be paid to serve the papers. Process servers are listed in the Yellow Pages or on the internet. Or, anyone, like a friend, can serve the papers. But, the person serving the papers must be 18 years old or older. A party can go with the person serving the papers when they are served.
Lots of people represent themselves in court, and with the right tools it's possible to successfully file a lawsuit, conduct a useful investigation of the facts, and complete your case through settlement or trial, all without turning your case over to an attorney. Learn how to do important tasks yourself, and also when you might need a lawyer's help for some part of your case.
Expungement (also called "expunction") is a court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is "sealed," or erased in the eyes of the law. When a conviction is expunged, the process may also be referred to as "setting aside a criminal conviction." The availability of expungement and the procedure for getting an arrest or conviction expunged, will vary according to several factors, including the state or county in which the arrest or conviction occurred. In some jurisdictions, it's not possible to get an expungement.