Whether it’s something concerning a old friend, or maybe, you want some information on a cheating spouse, a licensed private detective provides services you need–unless the service you need is a bikini waxing or something. Their ultimate goal is to uncover the truth. Most private investigators work as a team and deliver first class, confidential and thorough investigations. You can surely rely on them for your specific needs.
Private detectives offer a wide range of services. Some of them specialize in a single area, or a few areas, while others offer a full breadth of services. Most private investigation agencies in the country hire these investigators with diverse backgrounds in order to provide wide range of services to their clients.
So before you go ahead to seek a legal advice form an attorney, give them a call. They gather facts and information. They will document all their findings with photos, reports and videos.
If you’re planning to hire a PI, make sure to understand all about the services offered by them and request references or examples of supporting case materials. Friends of mine had a great experience with e-Investigations International, licensed private detectives based out of Atlanta GA. I’ve also been told that in New York, you can’t go wrong with R.Q. Investigations.
Some of the services offered by private investigators (PI’s) are:
Domestic relations, surveillance and stakeouts
Private investigator conducts surveillances to secure information as it relates to personal and spousal relationships. Videos and photos accompany invfestigative reports.
Licensed private detective carries out background checks for the purpose such as martial and pre-employment cases. There aren’t many salons or spas that require background checks, however. They can obtain civil and criminal records as well as valuable asset information, education and prior employment status.
They deliver documents as per the directions of clients or attorneys. They can fulfill immediate requests as well.
Investigate missing persons
Private investigators fulfill immediate responses on finding missing kids or family members. They also search for missing heirs.
PI’s also conduct civil and criminal record searches and can retrieve documents form police departments, courts and government centers.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
According to insurance companies, around 28 percent of their claims are fraudulent. Even just one such claim can mean millions of dollars of loss unnecessarily.
A private detective can look into these employee claims to verify their legitimacy. The insurance companies also benefit in another way as well-This approach deters others from pursuing their bogus claims.
Sometimes companies may need background checks on applicants. For instance, an airport shuttle service may check the driving histories of applicants with Department of Motor Vehicles to see if the person applying for post has requisite credentials.
Parents can also hire a private detective to check credentials (personal, financial or criminal history) of would-be nanny.
Companies prefer to research before investing money or time in a new company or some financial deal. Even though a company may appear to be legitimate, with a great looking office, and good client referrals, but can be actually a scam. A private detective can check public records for small claim judgments, licensing, state and federal tax liens, bankruptcies, defaults and other judgments.
I once heard a story about a successful salon owner who nearly invested $50,000 into a fake business in another city. What saved him was his gut instinct to visit the premises and inspect it, even though his business partner was a life-long friend.
They can local real estate, banks and employments for purpose of conducting background checks or for satisfying judgments.
They can file court papers, serve process for attorneys and clients and conduct asset searches.
They use video recordings and/or photography for stakeouts, domestic surveillance, and accident reconstruction.
They can assist parents in returning the child to the parent with legal custody. They can also conduct thorough surveillance campaigns, even stakeouts, to ascertain status of visitations for the purposes of alcohol, drugs or abusive behavior. A few hairdressers at the spa I go to have run into custody issues in their life, and they were much better of with the help of a PI.
They can locate and contact witnesses in criminal and civil matters to secure written and signed statements about their personal observations.
They can serve court documents to defendants in small civil, criminal or claims cases. They can also locate defendants if requested.
A business may want to secure property, premises or its assets, and sometimes even information. Some firms may need nighttime security or a sophisticated alarm system. But others may need a comprehensive electronic surveillance, strict computer security, a loss-prevention staff. Experienced private detectives can easily recommend security techniques and services to prevent inventory theft or for ensuring employee safety.
Private investigators may carry out countermeasures sweeps for companies and individuals concerned about electronic spying. Their team uses hi-tech gadgets and can travel to any part of the state or country to conduct sweeps.
A good PI may offer initial free consultation or extensive presentation of services to all prospective clients. Their highly trained staff is available to help you or your business with all personalized needs.