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How quickly can you start an investigation?
Usually a 24-hour notice is adequate. It is often possible to start a case immediately. We first need to gather all of the facts and complete necessary forms in order to begin the investigation.
Is Surveillance information admissible in court?
Yes. The information obtained by our licensed investigators will be courtroom quality evidence of all pertinent activities. Our investigators can also provide expert witness testimony.
What information is required to start a surveillance assignment?
Please provide us with a physical description as well as any photos of the Subject. We will also need addresses, vehicle information, time and place to start, plus the basis for surveillance. Our trained, licensed investigators will obtain courtroom quality evidence of all pertinent activities and back it up with experience and credibility.
How much does it cost to hire an investigator?
Surveillance is billed on an hourly basis and may incur a mileage fee. Rates are dependent on where the surveillance will take place. Before the case is started, a strategy is established depending on the circumstances and your needs. Once this plan is in place, a budget can be established. We will never go over the surveillance time allotted according to your budget, without obtaining your permission beforehand. Investigative services are payable in advance of the work being conducted.
How many investigators are used on a domestic surveillance case?
The number of investigators depends upon a number of factors. Basic surveillance on an individual being followed from home or an uncomplicated work situation can be conducted by one investigator. More complicated scenarios, such as following someone from a high rise office building, airport, or hotel requires an additional investigator. Other factors in which we may recommend a second investigator include fast and aggressive drivers and extra alert drivers who always watch the rear view mirror. An additional investigator increases the cost of surveillance and this factor is also taken into consideration in arriving at your budget. For a proper frame of reference, consider the fact that no law enforcement agency would ever conduct surveillance with less than two cars and few do that. The more investigators, the less likely the chance of detection.
Is my information kept secret?
Yes, Oklahoma state law requires private investigators to maintain confidentiality of all investigations. This also applies to those individuals who decide not to proceed with an investigation.
How is the surveillance plan established?
Planning is often more important than execution. The better job we do of designing the surveillance, the more likely it is to be more productive and the more cost effective it will be. Because you know more about your spouse's behavior than we ever will, we rely on you to assist us in developing the correct time and place to watch them. We need you to determine when they are most likely to be engaged in this behavior and where we should start surveillance. All these questions and more go into creating an effective surveillance strategy.
Can I get a free price quote?
Yes, call us at 918-895-2530 and we can set up a free confidential no obligation consultation.
What if I am wrong?
If there is no evidence that the subject is cheating, you will have gained peace of mind about your relationship. Since our investigations are 100% confidential, you will not have risked sacrificing the relationship if you are wrong.
Is it legal to follow or conduct surveillance upon another person?
It is legal to conduct surveillance upon a person for legitimate purposes. You must hire a licensed investigator to carry out assignments. It is illegal in all states to record the voice without at least one person's consent. Some states require all parties to consent to an audio recording.
Will the suspected cheater find out that they are being watched?
Our surveillance investigations are 100% confidential. We do everything necessary to insure the covert nature of the investigation. If we ever perceive that the security of the investigation is threatened, we back off and re-evaluate with your input. One important point: Never threaten to hire an investigator. This will make the suspected cheater even more difficult to watch. If you have done this, be sure to tell us ahead of time so we can prepare.
Do you testify in court?
Yes. We can also provide expert witness testimony.
How do you follow someone?
The techniques of tailing someone are an acquired skill. When following someone we are constantly weighing two factors against each other. First we want to stay close enough to make sure we do not lose the subject at a traffic light or in heavy traffic. However, we are constantly balancing this against staying so close that we run the risk of being observed by the subject. The art of balancing these two factors in a variety of situations can be executed well only by having an experienced investigator working the case. In some cases, a second investigator is preferable or required which allows us to keep safer distances while minimizing the chance of losing the subject.