There are many reasons you might need to hire a private investigator. Regardless of the reason our clients are very important to us and providing the best possible service to them is what we are all about. That being said there are a few tips we have for you as a client on what NOT to do during a private investigation case.
- When your case requires us to work with your lawyer please let our expertise and communication determine what it is we need to provide that is relevant to your case. Just because you are curious about certain things doesn’t mean it is pertinent to our services or investigation. We definitely do NOT want you wasting your money because our time is YOUR money. ;) We want to show you what holding all the cards really looks like. In our industry private investigators sometimes get a bad stigma associated with them because not all are honest and don’t always run their businesses within the legal confines of the law. We are honest and want you to trust that we have your best interests in mind.
- Try NOT to talk about your case – Talking with anyone besides your lawyer and private investigator is a risk you should not take. Once you decide to start telling people details of your case you risk them telling other people when you are not around. During an investigation this could hurt you because if someone you do not trust gets wind of information it could come back to bite you or could change your case. What if the other party involved in your case finds out information that could halt your case altogether? That would be devastating and could have life altering ramifications.
- Lying - This mistake is pretty easy to avoid and the consequences can be disastrous for those who do choose to lie to their investigator. The more upfront you are with ALL information the better we can help you. It’s very detrimental if we find out information after the fact. This is considered “lying by omission”. Leaving out information and/or lying about facts could make or break your case.
- Facebook, Twitter, and social media in general - People will investigate your Facebook, Twitter and related social media accounts, blogs or web pages – even when set as private – and look for things that can help themselves or to hurt your case. Please be very careful about postings and photos of your activities. Avoid posting new items. It’s best to avoid posting at all while you have an open investigation.