What type of cases can a private investigator refuse to accept?

There are many reasons that people will reach out to a private investigator, but, while reputable investigators are always in pursuit of facts to back up the reports and videos provided to their clients, there are some clients who request services that no honest private investigator will touch.

Private investigators are bound by their own set of rules and regulations pertaining to the manner in which they collect evidence, which includes the fact that they may not in any way invade private property, trespass, misrepresent themselves or carry out illegal entrapment – if the private investigator you have chosen is willing to ignore these rules, you are definitely going to end up with proof that is legally worthless.

With over 10 years’ worth of experience as a private investigator in Johannesburg and Pretoria, Jacques Botha, a registered Private Investigator, started King Investigators with a commitment to delivering timely, accurate and honest information to all clients, irrespective of the investigation.

Because Jacques believes that integrity is essential in carrying out investigative operations, there are limits to what he and his team will investigate in terms of going outside of the law.

Here are a few examples of what an above-board, professional team like King Investigators will not do for any client:

  • Planting a GPS tracker

This is an issue that no private investigator worth his salt will tackle unless the client requesting the tracker owns the car, trying to plant a tracker on a car owned by someone other than the client is looking for trouble as far as the courts are concerned.

You are going to get a lot further if you choose a reputable private investigator to carry out surveillance on the person, collecting all the legal evidence necessary to make sure that it will stand up to scrutiny in court.

  • Tapping phones

This is a definite no-no!  Tapping any phone, whether it is a landline or a cell phone, is illegal, even the police and other law enforcement agencies in South Africa have to request permission from a judge to carry out the tapping of a phone.

  • Tracing

Because there are baddies in the world like stalkers, abusers and others with less than pristine reasons for tracing someone who is missing, a good private investigator will take each case on its unique merits to ensure that there is nothing sinister behind the request. If the request seems dodgy, the private investigator has every right to turn down the request.

Once the circumstances for the tracing of a missing person has been established as innocent, King Investigators has a world of experience in locating missing loved ones, old school friends or even past romantic acquaintances. The success of a tracing case of course requires as much information on the missing person as possible for a successful conclusion – and happy reunions!

As for the rest in terms of trusted investigations, contact Jacques at King Investigators for the best private investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria, he will be happy to discuss the specifics of your case confidentially, and to work around your budget.