Don’t Be A DIY Private Eye

Don’t Be A DIY Private Eye

Sometimes it seems easier to take matters into your own hands, but when it comes to private investigation — it’s best left to the professionals.

While it may seem as simple as internet searches and taking photos on your phone, private investigating requires time, patience and a great deal of experience. Without it, you can find yourself in dangerous situations or even legal troubles.

Here are five critical reasons you should leave investigating to the professionals:

  • It Can Be Dangerous: If the person you are investigating has a history of violence, it’s important to make sure you are experienced in discreet research methods so that you don’t get caught. Experienced PIs have the necessary training to investigate these types of people without putting themselves in danger. There is also the high chance that the person in question will not recognize the PI’s face, making investigating them that much easier.
  • They Understand The Law: Private investigating requires more than a pair of binoculars. You must have a thorough understanding of the law to ensure you are not crossing any lines and putting yourself in legal danger. In addition to putting yourself at risk for legal repercussions, your evidence could be found inadmissible in court, if it is not obtained in a legal way.
  • They Have Experience: Professional PIs are trained in gathering information in an efficient and timely manner. If you find a private investigator who has spent years in the business, they will often have a plethora of resources at their disposal, making research faster and easier. Some of these resources will include physical equipment, as well as contacts in various fields they’ve made throughout their career.
  • They Offer An Unbiased Approach: When it comes to investigating someone you know, emotions can often cloud judgment, lead to snap-decisions and result in inconclusive investigations. Enlisting a professional investigator can help you remain impartial to the evidence as it’s gathered and, depending on your case, provide you with more accurate information you can use in either your personal life or in a courtroom.
  • It’s Time-Consuming: Private investigating is a full-time job, and obtaining accurate and usable information will take a great deal of time and patience. Instead of trying to juggle your job, family and investigation, hire an experienced PI to take the additional stress off your plate.

For more information about private investigation from Grand Slam Investigations, please contact us here or call us directly at 231.359.1555.