AUSTIN, Texas -- It takes the term "you got served" to a whole new level. Legal papers showing up in your social media inbox.
Being a Texas constable has its challenges and dangers. Constables are regularly searching, seeking out, and serving those who sometimes don't want to be found.
"We have to make sure that those people do actually reside there," one constable explained.
But if one Texas lawmaker has his way, the way they do business could be changing. Representative Jeff Leach is proposing allowing people to be legally served 'service of citation' through social media.
When you log onto a social media site, instead of something fun, that message in your social media inbox could soon be from the law letting you know you've been served.
Williamson County Constable Rick Coffman says technology changes the game.
"Getting the job done as effectively and efficiently as we can, that would be another tool that we would be able to use," Coffman said.
But not everyone is on board with the idea. Some constables voiced concerns about how you make sure the person served actually saw the message.
But what social media sites would be okayed, and does that really mean you have to legally check your Facebook account every day? We want you to join the conversation.
Do you think it's worth saving taxpayer money to send subpoenas through social media?