GPS Tracking Laws (All 50 States)

GPS Tracking Laws (All 50 States)

Hire a P.I.   State Statute Caption Summary Alabama Code of Ala. § 13A-11-32(a) Criminal surveillance. A person commits the crime of criminal surveillance if he intentionally engages in surveillance while trespassing in a private place. Alaska Alaska Stat. §...
Is GPS Tracking Legal?

Is GPS Tracking Legal?

Be Your Own P.I. 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 circumstances it is.” If I...
Stalking versus Investigating

Stalking versus Investigating

Hire a P.I. 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) around as they go about...
In Person Consultation

In Person Consultation

Be Your Own P.I. Before an in-person consultation can be scheduled, a 5-10 minute conversation will need to take place between an investigator (most likely a supervisory investigator) and the potential client calling into the office. The investigator and potential client will discuss...
The Phone Call

The Phone Call

Be Your Own P.I. A few months ago, I received a call from a woman in her 40’s who suspected her husband was having an affair with another woman. The woman was very nervous.  She was hesitant in her answers to my questions and her voice was trembling a little bit.  This is all very...
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