The two major things you’ll want from the private investigator you hire will be that they’ll handle everything about your case with a high level of professionalism, and that they’ll provide you with evidence that’ll stand up in court if needed.
There are many private investigators listed in Pretoria and Johannesburg, but how many of them meet the criteria needed to instil trust in clients?
Many attorneys work hand in glove with private investigators, which is why asking your attorney for a recommendation is a solid way to start. Bear in mind that not all attorneys work with private investigators though.
If you don’t have a recommendation, whether from an attorney or other people you know, you’ll need to do a bit of detective work yourself to find a private investigator you’ll feel confident about hiring.
If you don’t take the time to do a proper background check of the private investigator you’re considering, you could well end up with a shady, fly-by-night investigator who cares little for the rules, which is an attitude that’ll compromise your case from the start.
Bear in mind that if you make the wrong decision and the evidence gathered is in contravention of the legislation governing private investigators, you’ll be making an expensive mistake.
Here are a few tips to make the search a little easier:
It’s daunting to find a private investigator in the first place, no matter what the case may be, but knowing what to look at first is going to make a big difference in narrowing down the list of investigators you may accumulate in your search.
If a private investigator isn’t registered with PSIRA, scratch him off the list! This is the best way to ensure that you’ll be dealing with an experienced professional who understands and complies with the code of conduct set out for their industry.
It’s important that you do your own checking into the background of investigators you’re considering hiring. Find out how many years he has been in the industry as this will be a good indication of the level of experience he’ll bring to your investigation.
You’ll also want to know how much experience he has in handling cases like yours in the last few years, as a way of gauging whether he is able to handle the specific field of investigation required.
You should be able to make an appointment for a free consultation so that you can also assess the communication skills of the investigator, so that you’ll have an idea of what you can expect in terms of professionalism in the final report.
You’ll be doing yourself a great favour by asking private investigators for references. Ask for references from previous clients and attorneys if possible. It’s always a good idea to have recommendations from professionals included with those of private individuals. Make sure you ask the investigator for references from clients who’ve had cases that are specific to yours.
King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg are, without a doubt, able to meet the above criteria, and with every investigation they undertake, whether for private individuals or business, they act with the professionalism you should expect from any investigator worth his salt.
Contact owner/manager Jacques to ask all the questions you need answered and you’ll have absolute confidence in the fact that you’ve made the right choice.