Why hire a Private Investigator?
Oftentimes our clients need information to be collected without the subject being made aware. This is especially true in cases of insurance fraud, infidelity, child custody matters, background checks, and landlord-tenant disputes. Other times, they cannot find someone they have a need to contact, whether to deliver court papers, reestablish contact with lost friends or relatives, or perhaps even to locate a party to an automobile crash when law enforcement have failed to help. Sometimes our clients simply do not have the time to do the required research on their own. Our licensed private investigators have access to professional databases that include everything from vehicle registrations, court indexes, addresses, and employment histories. By combining this data with cutting edge investigative techniques, and public records research, our private investigators are able to deliver the information you need quickly and efficiently.
Are you a licensed Private Investigator?
Yes, we are licensed investigators in the State of Florida.  Our Agency license number is A1700020. All private investigators in Florida must be licensed under the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing.  Their website is www.fdacs.gov It contains additional information about the regulations and laws that govern the private investigations field. Private investigators in Florida cannot conduct investigations without proper licensing. Our firm is also bonded and insured. If you have any additional questions or would like to request a copy of our license, please call, or email us anytime.
How much does a Private Investigator charge?
The cost of a private investigator depends on the service needed and the investigator.  We charge an hourly rate for the investigative services we provide and also have all-inclusive packages available. Private investigators charge anywhere from $75 to $130 an hour.  The cheapest is not always the best. Our firm is reasonably priced for the experience and quality of service. Our investigators are all prior law enforcement officers and have extensive investigation experience.
What do I get at the end of my surveillance investigation?
During the surveillance investigation, you will be completely updated on a regular basis or as often as you wish.  At the end of the surveillance, you will receive a detailed chronological report, to include pictures and video, of all activity which occurred during the surveillance. We will then go over all of our findings and provide any answers to your questions.  If needed, we can provide options to follow up on your surveillance investigation.
What kind of surveillance does your firm perform?
Our firm provides a full spectrum of surveillance investigation services to include infidelity, child custody, worker’s compensation, insurance fraud, automobile accidents, and employee theft.  Every case is different and to get the evidence you need for your case; you will want to entrust your case with our experienced investigators. Unlike other investigation firms, we will tell you if we cannot handle your investigation. We take pride in being ethical during all of our investigations and we do not subcontract to inexperienced investigators. Contact us today with any additional questions you may have regarding a surveillance investigation.
Do I need permission to run a background check?
Most background checks do not need any type of permission or signed release from anyone, but laws concerning background checks vary by state.  Our firm can guide you through the process and offers the following background check investigations: pre-employment, legal, personal, and comprehensive. Depending on your type of case, some information may not be available without permission of the person you’re investigating.  The aforementioned is true when conducting a pre-employment background check. Our experienced investigators can obtain information that is not available to the public in certain circumstances. If you are conducting a background investigation for personal reasons, you do not need permission and the investigation will be confidential. Contact us today with any additional questions you may have regarding a background check.
How much does a background check cost?
A background check investigation can be a complex matter.  The cost depends on the type of background check requested, how in-depth the investigation goes, and depends on where the subject that we are doing a background check on has resided. When hiring a private investigator, it is important that you hire a qualified background investigator. Contact us today with any additional questions you may have regarding the cost of a background check.
Locate/Skip Tracing, how long does it take?
A locate/skip tracing investigation can take anywhere from a few hours to several weeks to complete depending on the complexity of the case.  Our investigators can better assess each individual investigation to give you a better idea of how long the case will take to complete.  However, each case is different, and even after an estimated time is supplied, numerous unknown factors may delay the estimated time. The assigned investigator will keep you updated on a regular basis and will furnish you with a detailed report at the completion of the investigation. We are bound by state and federal privacy laws as licensed professionals, and typically work with ongoing or planned court actions. If there is no legal action involved (lawsuit, divorce, parenting plan, restraining order, etc.) we can still utilize our resources, however, rather than hand information obtained over to you directly, we must contact the subject ourselves, first. Once we reach the subject, we will explain the situation and ask their permission to give their contact details out, as well as give them your information. This is to ensure the individual’s privacy and ensure we operate within ethical guidelines. Contact us today with any additional questions you may have regarding the locate/skip tracing process.
Can you place a tracking device on a vehicle?
If you own a vehicle, or own it jointly, you can place tracking and other security devices on your vehicle. Otherwise, it is against the law to track a vehicle in this matter that you do not have ownership rights to. Additionally, there may be legal implications to tracking a joint owner without their consent. Please consult a licensed attorney for advice on this.
What is a process server?
A process server is someone who specializes in delivery of court papers and summonses. Process servers ensure sensitive documents (such as summons and complaints, divorce papers, family court documents, subpoenas, citations, small claims court cases, order to show cause, petitions, discovery documents, evictions, landlord/tenant notices, motions, etc.) are delivered expediently and accurately. Oftentimes individuals attempt to “duck service,” that is, avoid being found by process servers. Fortunately, our private investigators are certified process servers and can complete the task with more tools at their disposal to locate difficult-to-find individuals. Contact us today with any additional questions you may have regarding our process serving.