The most important things you need to expect from a private investigator you decide to hire, are that they’ll handle your case in absolute confidentiality, maintain a high standard of professionalism, and deliver evidence that is strong enough to be used in court and stand up to scrutiny.
Though you’ll find many private investigators listed in Pretoria and Johannesburg, you may need to do a little digging on your end to find out if they meet the criteria needed to instill trust in you before you hire them.
Asking your attorney to refer you to a private investigator is a solid place to start, since most attorneys work hand in glove with private investigators in many of their own cases, ensuring that evidence collected is done so legally.
Taking the time to do a background check on any private investigator may be want to hire could well protect you from dealing with a shady, fly-by-night investigator who cares little for the rules, which is an attitude to evidence gathering that’ll compromise your case from the outset.
Make the wrong decision and end up with evidence gathered in contravention of the legislation governing private investigators, and not only will you be making an expensive mistake, you could also land in hot water with the legal system.
Here are a few things to consider before hiring a private investigator
Is he licensed & registered with PSiRA?
It can be daunting to approach a private investigator for the first time, however, knowing what to be on the lookout for at the outset will make a big difference to narrowing down the list of investigators you may wish to bookmark in your search.
If a private investigator isn’t registered with PSIRA, give him a definite miss! 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. This governing body is also there to protect you should any problems arise with the investigator or investigation.
What’s his background?
It’s to check the background of investigators you may consider hiring. Knowing how long he’s been in the field will give you a good indication of the level of experience he’ll be able to bring to your case.
It’s also essential to establish whether he has experience in handling cases similar to yours, which is a good way of gauging whether he is able to handle the specific field of investigation your case entails or not.
Being able to make an appointment for a free consultation is a great way to get a feel for the investigator as well as to assess his communication skills. It’s important that the investigator is able to communicate on all levels due to the fact that investigations often take him into situations that will require this ability.
Can he provide you with references?
You have every right to ask private investigators for references from previous clients, as well as from attorneys he may have been involved with, 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 similar in kind to yours.
King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg meet the above criteria in full, and even beyond these, acting with the high level of professionalism, honesty and integrity that you should expect from any investigator worth his salt!
Contact owner Jacques Botha to make an appointment to meet, have a confidential chat online or call him, to find out more about whether he and his team of highly trained investigators are ready to tackle your case.