Investigations

What Private Investigators Can and Can’t Do

There is so much misconception associated with private investigators. Many people take PIs as cops. They don’t understand what private investigators are allowed to do and what they aren’t allowed to do. Some states require private investigators to be licensed. However, licensing doesn’t make PIs cops. They are very different from sworn-in law enforcement officers. Different private investigation firms offer different services. To get detailed information about the services a private investigation firm of your interest offers, go to the contact page on their website and send an inquiry. What private investigators can’t do: 1. Wiretapping For a private investigator to conduct wiretap, he/she must have consent from one or both individuals involved in the conversation. Usually private investigators are allowed to wiretap with the permission from at least one party, but sometimes a private investigator must have consent from… Read more “What Private Investigators Can and Can’t Do”

Can Private Investigators Make Arrest?

Can Private Investigators Make Arrest?
Strictly speaking? No. Private investigators can’t make arrest, but thanks to mainstream movies making them look like unofficial law enforcement agents – without the liability, it’s easy to make that mistake. Let’s get a few facts cleared up about PI’s and here you can learn even more. Fact #1. Private Investigators Are Just Private Citizens What this means is that they don’t have the government backing on whatever case they’re investigating. In that vein, as private citizens, they aren’t restricted by the stringent rules police officers are bound by. For example, while a police officer would need a warrant to search your home, a PI can search your home once your consent, or the consent or a co-owner, is given. In line with PI’s being private citizens, this means impersonating a federal officer would get them arrested. Note: police officers… Read more “Can Private Investigators Make Arrest?”