Use of a GPS Tracker on a Stalker
In both cases, emotions are running extremely high. Reasonableness has left the room. Danger and violence are just around the corner.read more
The Process of Hiring a P.I. for a Personal Investigation
What does the process of hiring a private investigator look like for a personal case? We consider cases that involve Infidelity, Child Custody and Stalking, etc to be “personal cases.” Below is the process for hiring a P.I. for a personal case. The...read more
A Little Bit of Truth in Every Lie
From my first days as a street cop, I was truly amazed at the level, degree and consistency that people would lie right to my face. They lied about everything, even when they knew that I knew the truth...even when the truth would save them. It got...read more
Is Video Evidence of Infidelity Admissible in Court?
Want to know one of the first questions we usually hear from someone calling into our offices? Can I Use Evidence of Infidelity in Court? There is a short answer to this question and a longer answer. The short answer is, "Yes, a private...read more
CHECKLIST FOR REVIEWING PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR WEBSITES
Why Review a Private Investigator Website? Before we discuss how to review a private investigator’s site, I want to briefly discuss why you would want to review a private investigator’s website. Some of the reasons are self-evident, but some of...read more
How to Catch a Mad Scientist in the Act
Not too long ago, we were hired by an attorney in North Carolina to keep an eye on their client’s crazy ex-husband. The crazy ex-husband...we’ll call him “John”...lived up here in the Cleveland area. There had once been a TPO (Temporary...read more
Is GPS Tracking Legal?
When appropriate for the circumstances, we will often recommend GPS tracking to our clients. Without fail, the most common response to this suggestion is some version of, “Is that legal?” The quick answer is usually, “Yes. Under these...read more
Stalking versus Investigating
It all comes down to Permissible Purpose A P.I. license is what makes it okay for a private investigator to sit in his car and video record a person he’s investigating. It also makes it okay for him to surreptitiously follow someone (shadow)...read more
How Much Does a Background Investigation Cost?
One of the first questions people who are looking to have a background investigation done want to know when they call our office is: “How much does a background investigation cost?” Although this can be a difficult question to answer, I’ll do my...read more
Searching for a P.I. on the Internet…The Yellow Pages Are Dead
For a number of reasons, some people don’t feel comfortable going to a trusted advisor such as their attorney or a friend who is a policeman for a referral to a good P.I. On a certain level, I get this. You might not be sure exactly what you’re...read more