A private investigator is a person who undertakes investigatory law services. They can be hired by individuals or groups. They most often work for attorneys in civil and criminal cases.
There are also various types of private investigators, besides those which work on civil and criminal cases. There are those who work on capital punishment and several other criminal defence cases. In such cases, working closely with a defence attorney would also be common practice.
Working on cases such as these can entail exposing burred evidence or facts, investigating crimes, verifying people’s identity or even exposing fake identities. This work is often crucial to the outcome of a criminal or civil court case. As crucial as it may be, however, it can expose a private investigator to dangerous or even life threatening situations. Particularly in cases that involve some kind of surveillance.
Taking this into consideration, it is important to be aware of what PI’s can and can’t do. Not only for their own safety, but also so that we can get the best possible service. Getting the most out of them and their services, for everyone’s benefits.
How Can I Help a Private Investigator Help Me?
- Be cooperative, and be honest. Being cooperative and upfront about your needs, as well as, forthcoming about the problems you are facing is paramount to a successful working relationship with a private investigator.
For a PI to best serve you it is important to give them as much information as possible, and to tell the complete truth. Otherwise, you will not be getting the most out of their services. Your private investigator needs to have a full picture of the situation at hand to work at their full potential.
In order to work with a private investigator, one must also be cooperative. Make sure you follow any instructions a PI might give you concerning your case. They are here to help you and your case, they have your best interest at heart.
- Keep them up to date. As you make progress on the case, new information may come to light. Make sure if you come across it that you share it with your PI. New data or evidence can make a huge difference in a case, and the more of it a private investigator has access to, the more they can help you and adapt to the changes of your case.
- Do not ask them to break the law for you, or put them in harms way. This might go without saying, but being aware of what a private investigator can and can’t do is paramount to the success of your case, and both of your safeties. Even if evidence is acquired from illegal activity, none of it will be useful or admissible in course, due to the fact that it was an illegal investigation.
Hiring a private investigator is one of the best things you can do when in need of information concerning people, organizations or specific lawful or unlawful activity. They are the right person for the job. It is their responsibility to help your case to the best of their ability. But as a client there is also a responsibility to being informed and cooperating with our PI as much as possible.
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