A skip tracer benefits when a client possesses a judgment on a defendant. It allows more options to be in play as an individual is sought as well as after he or she is located. Having options increases the chances of a positive outcome for a client.

What is a judgment? It’s simply a court decision on rights and obligations. In a criminal trial, this means determination on guilt and applicable punishment sentencing. In a civil case, this means a defendant owes money (including fees and court costs) to a plaintiff. Civil judgments appear on credit reports.

The statutes vary from state to state on how long a judgment is valid. For example, in Maryland, a civil judgment is valid for twelve years and it can be renewed before it expires for additional time.

A civil judgment allows a creditor to garnish net wages and certain types of property such as deposit accounts. The percentages of wages varies from state to state depending, again, on statutes and on the type of debt. The option to garnish wages or other property means any current employment or financial information a skip trace uncovers could assist a judgment creditor to collect debt. The additional data provides information on where to find a sought individual outside of the primary residence for civil or criminal judgment reasons.

Finding someone is easier with additional available information. A judgment broadens the types of information, helping a skip tracer locate an individual. If you need to find someone, Dr. Skiptracer LLC wants to help you. Contact us today to begin the search.