Private investigators – digging for the truth wherever they need to go

When all general avenues of collecting evidence accessible to the public have been exhausted, we turn to private investigators to dig for the truth, no matter where they have to go in specific cases.

A private investigator has to be able to work across a variety of platforms, which could include investigations into cheating spouses, business intelligence investigations, background checks and carrying out polygraph tests.

In order to do these crossover investigations, the highest level of training backed up by years of experience has to apply to an investigator you hire, to make sure that the results will be the truth.

Evidence can be compromised through inexperience or a lack of training on the part of the PI, which means you’d end up with evidence that will be thrown out of court and be of no value to you.

In the world of a private investigator, all that matters is uncovering any information that’s hidden and inaccessible to the average man in the street, which is where the networks and tools PI’s use are of fundamental importance to any case.

Who hires private investigators?


There are many different reasons that attorneys will use a private investigator, and in most cases, they tend to stick with one private investigator they can trust for honest results gathered according to the law governing evidence gathering.

Private investigators are able to assist attorneys in locating people who have skipped bail or are avoiding appearing at court.  Private investigators also interview witnesses to ensure that no important information has been missed before a case goes to court.

Individuals in their personal capacity

Individuals hire King Investigators in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town in their personal capacity for a variety of reasons. These include anything from tracing missing people to uncovering evidence that a spouse is cheating. They are often hired to uncover hidden assets in divorce cases as well as to gather evidence of abuse or mistreatment of children involved in custody battles.

Owners of businesses

A private investigator is of immense value to business owners who are intent on taking a proactive approach to protecting his business interests.

The investigator will assess whether or not there is a risk to company security by providing detailed information on a potential employee. They are also able to in-depth background checks on a partner the owner may be planning to take on board,.  These are just a few of the ways in which private investigators are useful to business owners.

Police & law enforcement agencies

In general, private investigators can find further evidence need by the police in order to charge someone with a crime, due to the legal constraints that bind them.  This however doesn’t mean that Private Investigators are above the law.

Where the PI can assist is that when the police services have reached a point where they are unable to continue a criminal investigation, the private investigator can step in to gather further vital evidence that’ll assist them in making a case against a suspect.

There are many other roles that private investigators play, however, because some specialise in specific fields, it’s essential for you to ensure the private investigator you are going to hire has the necessary training and background to provide the results required in your specific case.

If you’re planning on hiring a private investigator in South Africa, start by contacting King Investigators to find out more about the wide variety of investigations this team is able to undertake on your behalf.

With ten years’ experience, both locally and internationally, the team PI’s working with Jacques Botha at the helm, have been trusted by thousands of business owners and individuals based on the reputation for honesty and integrity they can rely on when dealing with King Investigators.

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