What Private Investigators Do
Range of Services
At Sunset Blvd. Investigations, Inc. we believe in the importance of hands-on investigative work. By having direct access to the key personnel working on a case, our clients are guided through their situations and provided with current, real time information. Private investigators assist individuals, businesses and attorneys through the process of finding and evaluating information. Depending on the needs of each client, the private investigator is flexible in his or her work by providing a range of services.
For Lawyers / Law Firms
Private investigators assist lawyers and law firms with criminal defense preparation and investigation, with civil litigation case preparation, locating and interviewing witnesses, providing service of process and gathering and reviewing evidence. Investigators may also collect information involving the parties of a litigation matter, testify in court and assemble evidence and reports for trial, as well as searching for assets to recover damages awarded to individuals and/or companies in fraud or theft cases.
Private investigators are also efficient when it comes to assisting businesses with internal and external investigations. When conducting internal investigations, they may investigate sexual harassment claims and workplace drug use, as well as determine whether employees are stealing company assets, merchandise or information. Investigators may pose as an employee of the company to discover wrongdoing. When it comes to performing an external investigation, Private Investigators attempt to prevent criminal conspiracies from outside of the corporation. They also develop financial profiles of companies or individuals that are prospective parties to large financial transactions. Additionally, private investigators perform surveillance and searches; for example, when working on cases involving potentially fraudulent workers' compensation claims, a Private Investigator may carry out covert observations of the suspected individual.
Private Investigators can be used to perform due diligence for an investor who might be considering investing money with an investment group, fund manager or other high-risk business venture. The prospective investor can avoid being the victim of fraud with the help of a licensed and experienced private investigator. Private Investigators can unearth information indicating the investment is risky or there are suspicions surrounding the investor's history.
What Private Investigators Can Not Get for You
As you can see, there are countless benefits to hiring a private investigator, whether you are an individual or a company. However, it is important to realize from the beginning that there are also a number of things that private investigators are not legally able to do for you. Offices like this are well respected in the community, and upholding the law is of highest importance; though within the confines of the law we will do whatever we can to help you. If the information you are seeking is at a state of federal level, there is a chance that they may not be able to obtain it for you, though we will hopefully be able to point you in the right direction. Often times the location of the information is all you will need in order to negotiate terms with the party you are concerned with. Depending on the circumstance, there is also information that can only be obtained with the written authorization of the subject, and though it is limiting, we will use whatever resources we can to assist your needs. There are a various tasks that we are not able to do, here are four common ones that may arise:
- Bank accounts and other financial records are difficult to find and a PI may be able to help you search through the public records, conduct interviews, etc. in order to learn where the information may be located. Unfortunately, if you are looking for specific accounts information, this requires a court order for access.
- Telephone records are often concealed from the access of the public due to various laws at both the state and federal levels. A PI will again be able to help point you in the right direction in order to gain access that will lead you to the information you are looking for.
- Credit card information has become more difficult to trace in the more recent years due to tighter regulations by the government. Third parties are now restricted on many different levels from obtaining this information under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This act prevents PI's in two ways: requires that certain people be notified when this information is sought after, and the methods for how it may be obtained are much more restricted.
- National criminal record access is only granted to specific law enforcement agencies and other organizations that are authorized from criminal justice; PI's as well as information brokers are prevented from having access to this database.
Private Investigation in Los Angeles
Depending on the matter at hand, private investigators from Sunset Blvd. Investigations, Inc. treat each situation as unique. They begin by listening to the client's needs and providing customized service to bring about the best results. With direct access to key personnel at the office, the private investigators at Sunset Blvd. Investigations ensure that no matter what the circumstance, a responsive and effective solution will be provided. An investigator uses a variety of approaches, from making phone calls to visiting a subject's workplace; our team will do whatever it takes to solve your case. If the situation requires travel out of state or out of the country, our investigators will. Our team is committed to helping you obtain he answers that you desire in an efficient and timely manner. If you are in need of a private investigator and are wondering how one could assist your unique case, please do not hesitate in contacting Sunset Blvd. Investigations today.