Service of Process
In accordance with
28 USC 566(c) and
Federal Rules of
Criminal Procedure, Rules 4 and 9, U.S. Marshals or their deputies
are authorized to execute federal court criminal process.
A law enforcement presence is usually required in
the execution of criminal process. Often the U.S.
Marshal will be commanded by the court to execute this process. However,
if service can more easily be effected by another law enforcement
officer, the court or the
U.S. Attorney may appoint or approve an alternate
Returns on all process executed by the U. S. Marshals
Service will be
promptly filed with the appropriate court. The U.S. Marshal is concerned
with the returns only for process served by U. S. Marshals Service personnel.
Note: The information related to the service of
court process that is contained on this web site is general information
and not intended to be an exhaustive or definitive explanation or depiction
of Federal rules of procedures for the service of process.
Readers are directed to the Federal Rules of Criminal and
Civil Procedure; personal legal counsel; the United States Code, Titles 18 and 28;
U.S. Attorney's Office and District Court for
specific, authoritative guidance.