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The Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Private Investigator

The Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Private Investigator

Do you have an issue that needs to be investigated? Whether you require a criminal investigation or one pertaining to marital infidelity, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced private investigator. Private investigators have the know-how, understanding of legal compliance, and experience to carry out an investigation properly. Without a properly conducted investigation, any evidence discovered may not be admissible in court. Don’t be a vigilante, hire a professional.



Private investigations are highly complicated with many moving parts, risks, and the investigator needs to make every action count. One slip-up during an investigation can ruin the chances of success. For example, if a cheating spouse suspects they are being watched, they will likely discontinue their shady behavior until they believe they are in the clear. Skilled private  investigators know the ins and outs of remaining undetected.


Another reason why private investigations are best left to the professionals is the fact they are unknown to those being investigated. Let’s say you need to carry out an investigation on an employee involving worker’s compensation. If they see their boss, you can bet they will change their behavior to fit with their claim. A private investigator on the other hand, won’t alarm that employee as they are surveilled. The private investigator is more likely to catch them carrying heavy objects while making a claim for a back injury.

Legal Compliance

When doing a private investigation, one must keep in mind that there are laws that protect the privacy of those being investigated. You can’t just sneak into someone’s home and install a video camera in their bedroom. Not to mention, you must be tested and licensed in order to carry out a private investigation. Private investigators know how to carry out a proper investigation without violating any laws. It doesn’t make much sense to break the law while trying to catch someone else breaking the law. Experienced private investigators help ensure everything involved in an investigation is ‘above board.’


If an amateur carries out an investigation, not only are they more likely to get caught but they are risking their personal safety. No one likes being watched without their knowledge. This is especially true when they are doing something immoral or illegal. Getting detected during a stakeout can lead to a confrontation that almost never goes well. Hiring a professional can keep you out of harm’s way. Also, skilled private investigators have the experience to minimize risks and avoid an unfortunate scenario.


Courtroom Experience

Another benefit of hiring an experienced private investigator is the courtroom experience they have to offer. Professional investigators are accustomed to testifying as an expert on your behalf. They know the best way to represent the evidence they gathered to the court. A good private investigator can explain how they operated within the law during their investigation and followed all standard procedures. If you try to present evidence you tried to gather yourself or if you hire an inexperienced private investigator, you may not be taken seriously in a court of law. Hiring a professional is the best way to make an investigation count.  

Highly Skilled Private Investigator

A private investigation must be carried out by an experienced professional you can trust. South and Associates handles investigations efficiently and discreetly while honoring our client’s confidentiality. We offer a myriad of individual investigative services and are your best chance for a successful investigation. Our team operates with the highest standards of professionalism. We also offer many other services such as employment screening, security consulting, training, and more. If you require an investigation involving surveillance, marital infidelity, or residential property checks, contact us today.

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