Do you really need your private investigator to appear in court with you?

No you don’t!  Not if you have King Investigators at your side.  This team of professional, registered private investigators pride themselves on the reputation they’ve earned for doing everything they do above board and out in the open for all to see, so that they seldom need to appear in court.

Choosing the wrong private investigator can lead to the loss of a court case, whether in a civil case or in a divorce and custody case, because there are many so-called investigators out there that’ll do whatever it takes to dig up evidence and then present it as if it were legally acquired.

By that time, you’ll already be out of pocket, and, with an investigator that isn’t even registered, you’ll have no recourse in order to recoup your losses, which would also severely jeopardise your case.

Private investigators aren’t the only ones who can do the detecting, you should do your own bit of snooping around to make sure that you’re going to be hiring the right PI, not just to gather evidence, but to do it so well that his presence will rarely be required in court.

King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg are of the ilk that seldom have to appear in court to back up the evidence gathered by this expert team of professionals, simply because they will not waver from the respect their company has earned as a result of their honesty, integrity and determination not to waste time or money for any client.

Integrity, honesty and a strict code of ethics that drive this team of investigators to deliver results timeously, without wasting the client’s time or money, is fundamental to the superb delivery of evidence that’s irrefutable, under any magnifying glass.

Offering a free telephonic or online consultation makes it easier for clients that have never had to hire a private detective to get an idea of what to expect from Jacques and his team, once he has a bit more background information to work with.

Because King Investigators remains fully up to date with the rapid advancements in technology used in their field, the quality of their investigations and final reports is of the very highest standard, which is yet another reason this team seldom has to attend court to back up the evidence gathered by them.

Though private investigators are by no means above the law, they do have more licence to enter into areas that are difficult for the police or for attorneys to go, this being as a result of being bound by issues such as obtaining warrants and other actions that are not in their brief in order to get to the truth.

At no point will King Investigators do anything to put your case in jeopardy, whether they’re gathering evidence for a custody case, divorce case, criminal case, fraud case and more.

All reports, photos and videos presented to the client for a court case will be completely admissible in court, and, based on the fact that all the evidence collected has been done so according to the rules and regulations of the governing body of the industry, you will seldom hear that King Investigators has had to back their evidence up in court!

Call King Investigators today to find out more about how to have the assurance that you will have results that speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Do you need a PI able to investigate a case both locally & internationally?

Intensive training, experience and established networking with other professionals in the world of private investigators are the three most fundamental qualities you should be looking for in a PI, whether for local investigations or international investigations.

Many international private investigators build relationships of trust with other professionals across the globe, acting as support when the subject under investigation travels regularly to different continents.

As an example;

Should a spouse suspect that their partner is cheating on them on trips overseas, having a trusted relationship with a private investigator on the ground means that he knows more about the customs of his particular country than his counterpart may know.

This means that the investigation will be carried out in a sequence of continuity that benefits both the local and international investigator in bringing a case to a successful conclusion.

A private investigator from America, for instance, is going to find it tough going to keep a subject under surveillance by the mere fact that the South African cultures and customs are far removed from that of a city like New York.

It’s essential that a PI following up leads in South Africa knows about where the most dangerous areas are, and will also know how to enter these areas to keep a subject under surveillance without endangering their own life in the process.

South Africa also has an exceptionally diverse culture, with each culture sticking to their own customs, suburbs and general hangouts, which makes it very difficult for an outsider to deal with during an ongoing investigation.

If surveillance of the subject is at the forefront of the investigation, the only ingredient to success will be the ability of the investigator to blend in to the surroundings so well that no one would even pay him any attention.

This is an essential undercover surveillance ability, because if at any point the subject under investigation realises that he or she is being watched, the investigation will be compromised, and more than likely brought to an anticlimactic ending.

It is for all these reasons that many of the top international investigative firms rely on King Investigators to conduct surveillance on their behalf in South Africa, confident that this team is able to produce results that are based on their experience, professionalism, surveillance expertise and the ability to think on their feet in pursuit of quality evidence.

Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators, has used over ten years of experience to tackle more than just a few high risk cases as far afield as Mozambique, Brazil, Swaziland, Lesotho and Argentina, giving him unique insight into customs that are very different to those in South Africa.

Jacques will tell you that aside from needing to have an exceptional ability to disseminate information and analyse it, he and his team of registered private investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria have earned their reputation through their ability to multitask on every type of investigation that crosses their desk.

If you need more than the best private investigator on your side, this side of the pond or the other, then calling Jacques for a confidential chat is going to set the tone for a discreet, professional investigation to begin.

13 Questions to ask a cheating spouse detective before hiring him

Betrayal in any form is devastating, whether it’s a friend or family member that’s betrayed you, but nothing hits anywhere near as hard as the betrayal of a cheating spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend.

It’s one of the loneliest experiences when your sixth sense starts telling you something’s up, because giving voice to your suspicions makes it a reality, which is not something any of us want to do, not even with the closest of friends or family.

You’ll find a dearth of information on the web about the signs to look out for if you suspect infidelity, which could give you a starting point to do a little of your own digging around, before heading for a meeting with a cheating spouse detective.

These are relatively simple actions, such as keeping an eye on how secretive your partner becomes about emails, phone calls and messages on mobile devices.

This is especially true if this has never been a problem, in that you have both always been open and trusting about cell phones and other tech gadgets.

Consulting a cheating spouse detective, or in normal speak, a private investigator, is going to be the best route to take if you are serious about proving or disproving infidelity.

But be sure you can handle the results…

Once you’ve committed to hiring a private investigator to gather evidence of cheating, you need to be certain that you will be prepared for what the evidence may lead to.

If the investigation into infidelity is to be used in a divorce, only a private investigator has the experience and skillset necessary to deliver evidence that will be able to stand up to scrutiny in a court.

Here are some of the most important questions you need to ask a private investigator before hiring him to find proof of infidelity

Is he licenced?

As a registered Private Investigator, owner of King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg, Jacques Botha, is a licenced investigator, and he will be more than happy to furnish you with all his professional credentials.

How long has he been involved in the industry?

The answer your PI gives to this will give you a clear indication of his background and experience as an investigator.

What is his professional background experience & area of specialisation?

Certain PI’s focus on only a few aspects of investigation, while others have the experience and knowledge to undertake a broad range of investigations based on an ability to multitask without effort.

Does he have an office?

If he does have a professionally set up office, ask him where it is should the need ever arise for you to meet him there.  More often than not, clients prefer to meet with the investigator on neutral ground, either in private or in a public area.

Is he available 24/7 or does he only operate from 9 -5?

If nine to five, look elsewhere.  Criminals and cheaters don’t keep office hours, nor does any private investigator worth his salt!

Does he belong to a professional organisation?

Investigators need to be licenced, trained and experienced before they can become a member of PSIRA, and its here that you can double check his credentials and registrations.

What about references?

You are entitled to ask for references from at least two individuals or companies that have already benefitted from the services of the firm, to set your mind at ease regarding his reputation in the industry.

Will there be contact during the investigation?

This will have to be done as discreetly as possible in order not to alert the subject under investigation, especially if you live with or are near to the person on a regular basis.

What updates can I expect?

There are various ways in which the investigator can keep you updated as the case moves forward, which could include email reports or phone calls, but the manner of updating will depend on the size of the investigation and your personal requirements.

Will you get a detailed report?

If you’re taking a case to court then you will be furnished with a detailed written report, as well as with photographic or video evidence to support the written report, if necessary.


Do he have an ethical approach towards gathering evidence?

This is an important question to ask the private investigator, especially in light of the fact that any illegally obtained evidence will be of absolutely no value at all to you, and could in fact land you in uncomfortably warm water legally.

What will the investigation cost?

Here’s also where you sort the wheat from the chaff.  If the investigator is honest and upfront, he will present you with a few options that could possibly save you money, and will be only too happy to discuss costs openly from the outset.

Should he mumble and grumble about costs, look elsewhere! You’re looking for transparency in your private investigator.

Is there a guarantee you’ll get the result you want?

No private investigator can give you a guarantee about anything to do with the investigation other than to leave no stone unturned in getting to the truth. After that, all he can do is to present you with the unvarnished truth, no matter how you would have wanted it to turn out.

If you’re looking for the #1 cheating spouse detective in South Africa, please contact King Investigations for a free confidential consultation that’ll make the direction you need to take a lot easier to swallow.

8 reasons that law firms hire private investigators

Gathering solid evidence necessary to win a case in court is fundamental to the legal profession, hence the necessity it’s become for many legal firms hiring private investigators on a retainer.

The attorney does not have the time or resources to follow every lead that may bring about the required evidence, and it’s here that having a good relationship with a trustworthy, reliable investigations company allows the attorney to focus on all other aspects of any given case.

The legal aspects of what attorneys have to deal with in regard to the exhaustive research that goes into building any case take up a major chunk of their time, leaving them with little or no leeway to move out of and away from research regarding all the legal aspects of the case.

It is always a benchmark of success when attorneys team up with qualified, professional private investigators, and it’s a partnership that bears close inspection for attorneys that have not yet found a trusted private investigator.

So, what can a PI do to assist attorneys in building a solid case?

A private investigator isn’t tied to a desk. He’s the one that’ll do the legwork out in the field, going over evidence already presented regarding the scene of a crime, and finding missing witnesses, locating hidden assets and gathering any type of information that will be beneficial to the attorney on behalf of the client.

Let’s look at 8 reasons that law firms hire private investigators

No nasty surprises creeping in during court appearances

Making sure that there are no hidden surprises or secrets about a client that may compromise the case in the beginning stages of the case is invaluable to any attorney.

Experience that saves time & money

Billable hours is what it’s all about when it comes to any court case involving an attorney, a principle on which private investigators also operate.

Their brief is to cut down on billable hours and still build a strong case, built on watertight evidence.

Strengthening the case at minimal cost

Without solid evidence, any case an attorney is tackling is already getting closer to being up against a brick wall without necessary evidence, however, if the legal firm has the right private investigator on a retainer, this becomes a moot point.

Easing the burden of finding proof

As attorneys, much of the time spent on cases is focussed on the legalities, as discussed above, however, when working in tandem with a PI, the burden of proof shifts from the attorney to the PI in terms of evidence gathering.

This is a logical partnership that saves both time and money for all parties involved in any case.

Presenting the proof

Today we have the technology to assist private investigators with all they need to produce time-stamped, high resolution photos and videos, and in addition to this, a report is presented that includes all other activities that were not captured visually.

Finding information no one else can

No one can dig quite as deeply as a PI to get to all the information any attorney may need, based on their specialised knowledge and use of databases most have no access to, making them the best resource for finding people who don’t want to be found as an attorney prepares for trial.

Litigation experience

A seasoned, experienced and well-trained PI is able to follow the trail of fraud investigations that involve insurance companies, as well as to assist with finding hidden assets based on his own knowledge of the law and litigation.

The power of surveillance

Surveillance isn’t for the inexperienced, no doubt about that! Too much hangs in the balance in any case if the investigator is detected by the subject under investigation.

Undercover surveillance is an art, most often used in divorce cases, cheating spouse cases, custody cases and more, but, if not carried out by a seasoned investigator, any evidence gathered becomes tainted, especially if not gathered according to the rules and regulations of the industry.

Trust the best to build a watertight case

Having built up a highly respected reputation in the industry, the team of seasoned PI’s at King Investigators in South Africa have the experience, honesty and transparency that would be of high value to any legal firm looking for a team they can trust to deliver evidence that cannot be refuted.

Give them a call today for a confidential chat to discuss joining forces with them to bring court cases to a successful end for all.