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During a stressful time, you have many questions.  Below are some frequently asked questions to help relieve your stress.  If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We would be elated to assist you.

Why do I need to hire a private investigator?

A private investigator is hired for the purpose of obtaining legal or personal evidence/information.  

How much does it cost for a private investigator and will I need money up front?

Our prices vary according to the type, duration, location and complexity of the investigation.  A retainer is required on all investigations. We conduct the investigation and bill against the retainer. Any funds from the retainer that are not utilized during the investigation are reimbursed to the client.  

What type of evidence is obtained during the investigation?

Again, this depends on your case and what it is that you are looking for or wanting to find out. There are several types of evidence that we can provide for our clients that are as follows: video evidence, still photos (from the video footage), photographs, criminal and civil records, assets and legal documents, valid addresses (when asked to locate individuals) etc…Because we are a full service private investigation company we are very flexible and will work with our clients to get them exactly what type of evidence that they need.

Are your services confidential?

Our services are completely confidential!  

What type of information do I need to provide to initiate an investigation?

We ask that you provide us with a photograph and description of the subject that will be under surveillance. Any information that you can provide for us regarding where the subject will be, what their address is, what type of vehicle they are driving, height and weight of the subject, information about who you think they may be cheating with, etc… will help us get you optimal results without all of the guess work. This in turn will save you money. If we are conducting research for you (locating a person or doing a criminal background check) then it is extremely useful to have their social security number, date of birth, full name and past or present addresses.

Do your investigators ever lose the subjects when you are following them during an investigation?

Again, our investigators are very good at what they do. There is an “art” to following a subject without them knowing it. It is important for the investigator to remain at a safe enough distance behind the individual (so that the subject does not know that they are being followed) however, they have to make sure that they don't lose the subject at a stop light or in traffic. Sometimes things happen that we can't control and our subject is lost. If that happens we will be completely honest with you the client and will discuss ways with you to continue the investigation successfully. Please let us know if you have ever threatened your significant other to hire a private investigator because that can cause the subject to be extremely suspicious and careful.