Helpful Tips for Hiring a Private Investigator

When you need the services of a private investigator, take time to research your options. Unfortunately, there are some individuals out there that advertise themselves as “private investigators” but do not have the necessary license and training. You want to be sure that you are working with an experienced and knowledgeable professional.

Check to be sure that the investigator has a license. Each state has its own licensing standards for private investigators. A true professional will be able to show you proof of licensure when asked. In North Carolina, you can verify a license with the Private Protective Services Board.

Ask about previous experiences. You want to choose an investigator that has handled similar cases in the past. Be sure that he has the time and support staff to get your case taken care of in a timely manner.

Be sure you have a contract that specifies services and prices. Don’t get blindsided with an outrageous bill. Ask for a detailed explanation of services and prices before any work begins. The retainer, hourly rates and any other charges, like mileage, should be clearly stated in the contract. This ensures that you receive the services you require at a fair price.

Don’t choose an investigator simply because he is the cheapest. Like most things, you get what you pay for. If you want professionalism and experience, you may need to pay a bit more than what you will find advertised by an unlicensed investigator.

Graves Investigations in Greensboro is the area’s premier private investigation firm. Call 1-877-638-8254 to set up a confidential consultation with a licensed private investigator.

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