No matter how much money is offered, a private investigator with integrity will not tackle any case that may go against the law, and if you’ve made the mistake and hired a private investigator that is not registered with the PSIRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority) you’ll be doing yourself and your case a great disservice.
The mandate of PSIRA is to keep up with and regulate the whole of the private security industry; this is to protect you and to ensure that the standards of private investigators are maintained at the expected level.
If the evidence is gathered by the private investigator using underhand, illegal and unprofessional behaviour, such as trespassing on private property, misrepresentation and illegal entrapment, it will of no value in court.
King Investigators in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town are committed to upholding the law, relying on extensive investigative experience and techniques, in addition to the use of state of the art technology to gather high value evidence.
The knowledge and use of state of the art technology is an absolute necessity for any private investigator worth his salt today, without this experience many investigations could be incomplete, aside from which, technology has also helped to shorten the time it takes to bring a case to a successful conclusion.
Here are a few examples of investigations King Investigators will turn down:
Planting GPS trackers illegally
The only way a private investigator can plant a GPS tracker on a vehicle is if the person you’re investigating is using a car registered in your name. You have to give permission for this to be done since planting a GPS tracker on a vehicle that belongs to someone else is illegal.
Undercover surveillance is the best way to ensure that any evidence gathered will be irrefutable, especially if it is to be used in a criminal or civil case that goes to court.
Illegal phone tapping
Know from the outset that tapping any phone is illegal! This is an undisputed fact and part of the rules and regulations as set out by PSIRA.
The only way anyone, including the police, can tap a phone, is to have a warrant signed by a judge, anything less than that will render the evidence gathered in the illegal tap useless.
Tracing people for the wrong reasons
Should you choose to hire an investigations firm like King Investigators to trace someone, you’ll find that the investigator will want to fully understand the motives behind the request for a trace.
Once the investigator has all the information necessary to start the search, and even if he is sure that the person being traced will not be put in harm’s way, he’ll still take each case on merit before taking the next step.
In the past, stalkers have used private investigators to find their victims who’ve relocated as a form of protection, which is exactly why the team of investigators at King Investigators will be very careful about which cases they’ll accept.
Start your case off on the right foot for a successful conclusion and the right results by contacting owner Jacques Botha at King Investigators. He will assist by providing the type of information you need to make informed decisions about the way forward.