Frequently Asked Questions
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A private investigator, a private detective, or inquiry agent, is a person who can be hired by individuals or groups to undertake investigatory law services. Private investigators often work for attorneys in civil and criminal cases.
Law firms, corporations, insurance companies, private parties and entities not involved with the government or police all have reasons to procure the services of a private investigator.
Although PIs have access to information the general public can not obtain, they must obey the same basic laws as ordinary citizens. Three big things they can’t do:
- Pose as law enforcement officers
- Wire tapping
- Obtain cell phone records via pre-texting