Georgia PI is a Private Investigative firm that conducts investigations in order to uncover certain evidence for our clients. Our agents undergo specific training, continuing education requirements and federal background checks. Each investigator is licensed by the State of Georgia through the Secretary of State’s Office.
Georgia PI is retained for all sorts of cases. We are commonly associated with family law cases, including child custody, divorce, adultery, and child support cases. We are also retained in accident cases, including for the use of accident reconstruction and for insurance investigations. Additionally, we may also be hired to help locate assets, assist in missing persons investigations, provide forensic accounting services or to complete background checks. This is just a small sample of the cases that we work on during a routine week.
Anyone can hire a Georgia PI Investigative services. A majority of our clients are private citizens, however we also contract with law firms, businesses, and insurance companies on a regular basis.
Georgia PI offers a variety of services to our clients. Private parties may hire us to find missing people, complete surveillance on spouses or unearth hidden assets to enforce a judgment. Law firms may gather information about parties or witnesses in civil or criminal cases by utilizing our services. Insurance companies often retain our services to investigate suspicious claims. Field work consists of completing surveillance work and conducting interviews. Once completed, our company may create detailed reports that describe the findings and may even testify in court of the facts in the case.
As part of surveillance and other services, Georgia PI may use a variety of technological devices. The rules regarding the use of different devices vary by jurisdiction, so some items may not be used in certain locales. Our investigators may use binoculars, extension lens, digital cameras, hidden cameras and night vision cameras. We may also use debugging equipment, recording devices and tracking equipment. Our surveillance vehicles may be outfitted with additional surveillance equipment.
Although Georgia PI may have access to more governmental records and resources than the average citizen, there are certain things that our investigators are prohibited from doing. For example, Investigators cannot pose as a law enforcement officer, wiretap phones, make recordings in violation of laws in the state or perform illegal activities on behalf of clients. Any request for illegal activities may result in immediate termination of services.
Hiring a private investigator should not be made as a rash decision. Instead, research the firm who you are interested in hiring. Make sure that they are members in good standing with various investigative boards and trade groups. Complete a brief phone interview with him or her and request an initial consultation. Be sure to ask him or her several questions in order to learn about everything that is important to you. Be sure that you ask specifically about how he or she charges and which costs are built into this estimate. Ask for an approximation of what the entire service will cost you and whether an upfront retainer is required. Ask for a written retainer agreement before you pay the investigator. Additionally, ask that the investigator provide you with an itemized bill and accounting of services.
At Georgia PI, we are members in good standing with GAPPI (Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators, Inc) , NCIIS (National Council of Investigation and Security Services), and GAPPS (Georgia Association of Professional Process Servers). Our investigators come from a variety of experiences including military, law enforcement, and other investigative backgrounds. They have completed all required training and qualification requirements. The also have passed extensive security background checks, and are licensed by the State or Georgia. You can be assured that you are hiring some of the best investigators in the industry. When you reach out to us, We provide free initial consultation via phone, zoom, or in person. Once a contract has been initiated and retainer has been paid, you will be assigned a case manager who will serve as your direct point of contact during the investigation. They will be available to provide case updates and answer any questions that may arise, so you are never left out in the dark. We will also provide you an ongoing accounting of your billing upon request. We work for you by offering solutions, not promises. Helping you find the answers.
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this Q&A at the time it was written. It is not intended to provide legal advice or suggest a guaranteed outcome as individual situations will differ and certain laws may have changed since publication. Readers considering legal action should consult with an experienced lawyer to understand current laws and how they may affect their individual case.