Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Private Investigations

 

  • What does a private investigator do?

A private investigator is someone who works with law enforcement in either an independent or cooperative capacity. They operate “for hire” and can handle everything from background checks to participating in full-fledged criminal investigations.  However, private investigators are not police offers and as such, they do not have the authority to make arrests or conduct searches with a warrant. Their legal findings can be submitted as evidence and often times a P.I . plays crucial roles throughout the legal process.

 

  • Is it against the law to hire a private investigator?

It is not illegal hire a private investigator. Hiring a private investigator is a common practice. Most often, private investigators or P.I.s work alongside attorneys for civil and criminal investigative needs. P.I.s are also hired by citizens when other investigative options have been exhausted, notably for missing persons.

 

  • What is the role of a private investigator?

Private investigators play a critical role in assisting induvial, attorneys, law enforcement, corporations, and other entities with ongoing investigations and new cases. Some of the duties and roles performed by a private investigator include missing person location, criminal investigations, and civil investigations.

 

 

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