Questions to Ask a Private Investigator Before Hiring Them

The Real World of Private Investigating

When people think of private investigators, they think of old Hollywood films with “private I’s” wearing trench coats and fedoras and working out of seedy offices. Luckily, that’s just in the movies and real private investigators are legitimate, professional individuals who work to get answers. Alliance Investigations is a private investigation firm in Dallas that has worked with many clients to help them get the information they need to make decisions. Before you hire a private investigator, there are a few questions you should ask prospective investigators.

Are Their Private Investigative Methods Legal?

The last thing you want is to hire someone who uses methods to obtain information that are irresponsible and illegal. Of course, no one is going to come right out and say they do things that are illegal. Instead, ask if their methods are “shady” in the eyes of the law. If you’re using an Arlington private investigator to prove your case against someone, the evidence you collect could be thrown out in court because the methods of obtaining the information were illegal. Make sure that your contract with the investigator notes what you find acceptable in the investigation.

Ask About Their Investigative Background

Knowing the experience and background of the chief investigator in your case will help you decide who is the best person for the job. A little research on your end is also important to make sure your private investigator is who they say they are. For example, you don’t want to find out a little too late that the “retired” FBI agent was actually fired. Our investigative services firm is run by Mike Duncan, a retired federal agent with years of experience in various facets of investigation including corporate surveillance and infidelity investigation.

Let Alliance Investigations Find the Answers

Do you have a nagging concern about your spouse or significant other? Are you worried that you’ll hire the wrong person? Our investigators can help get you the answers you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about our Dallas area investigative services.