In most states, as in Arkansas, effective service does not have to actually get into the defendant’s hand. If the Arkansas process server is able to verify that the person he intends to serve is in fact the defendant, he can drop the legal papers at the defendant’s feet if the defendant refuses to take them. This still constitutes good service. The Arkansas process server does not have to make any other attempts or do anything else other than fill out the Affidavit of Service. Service of process is legally made by leaving the papers on the ground in the vicinity of the defendant.
Hiring a local Arkansas process server from ServingPapers.com will give you the knowledge and comfort that your legal papers will be served in accordance with Arkansas law.