Here are some common questions about investigations.
I think my partner is having an affair; are there certain red flags that I should look out for?
Can you get started on my case right away?
You won’t say anything about this to anyone, will you?
Can I get a copy of the pictures and/or video?
Are your videos and reports admissible in court?
Do you give free consultations?
In other cases, it makes more sense to meet face to face at our offices. We can set a time for you to come in and meet either myself or one of the lead investigators to further discuss your case. We do charge a $1,000 fee for a 1-hour, face-to-face consultation (This fee is waived if we both decide to move forward with an investigation).
Can you get video inside bars and restaurants?
What is the benefit to having a private investigator get proof that my spouse is cheating on me?
In some cases, it doesn’t make much sense to pay for an investigation. In other situations, people just need to know what the facts are. There are several reasons this might be the case. First of all, knowing the truth can give you the confidence to make decisions regarding your family’s future with more peace of mind. Another reason is that some people just need a little reassurance that they aren’t crazy or out of their mind…because that’s how you can feel when you’re going through a situation like this and you don’t know what the truth is.
Many of our clients have told us that the evidence we’ve uncovered in the course of our investigations has given them a lot of “leverage” in their divorce proceedings.
In other cases, concrete proof was the only thing that could force the unfaithful spouse to finally come to terms with the situation and admit the truth so that the healing process could begin to move forward.
Do you handle cases outside of New York City?
Additionally, current clients will often bring us in on an investigation out of town when they don’t know who they can trust in another geographic area.
We are licensed in both the state of New York and Ohio, two of the most difficult states in which to acquire a P.I. license. Being licensed in both of these states gives us reciprocal jurisdiction across most of the nation.
Do you handle child custody investigations?
I’m thinking of doing the surveillance myself. Is that legal?
Even though I’ve performed countless surveillances, I’d think real hard before trying to do surveillance on someone who knew me. In most cases, when you are the one being wronged, you are just too close to the action to think objectively, rather than emotionally. I guess it all depends on what the stakes are in the situation.
I don’t know where to turn. What is my next step to take?
Is it legal to put a GPS tracking device on someone’s vehicle?
One final advantage to having a professional install and monitor the device is that once we see and know where the problem is, you will have a professional and experienced investigator, armed with professional cameras suited for the situation, whether it be night vision, long-range or covert cameras ready to pounce once the opportunity arises. Our investigators have computers in the vehicles and can zero right in on situations to obtain the concrete proof and evidence that will give you the peace of mind you deserve.
What it comes down to is how important it is to find out what you’re after and how serious you are about getting to the bottom of the issue without taking unnecessary risks.
Can I get access to view the GPS tracker on my own computer?
For those situations, our clients are given a link to our IntegrityGPS website along with a unique username and password to use for access. We also have a mobile website portal so that clients can get real-time access on their iPhone and Android devices.
How will you get the device on the vehicle?
I think someone is tracking my vehicle...how do I find out?
Can you do a social media search?
Can you do a background investigation on someone without them knowing about it?
What does a background investigation include?
Do you conduct pre-employment background investigations?
What kind of information can you retrieve from a smartphone/computer?
Can you retrieve text messages?
Do you need the device to retrieve information?
I think someone is listening in on my phone calls. Is this possible? Can you see if it is bugged?
I have tried out some of the services and devices that are advertised on-line to “listen in” on phone conversations, to see if they actually work, and so that I could help my clients defend themselves from these types of intrusions, but I haven’t come across anything legitimate yet.
I think that my house is bugged. Can you do a bug sweep to find it?
Do you handle Criminal Defense cases?
This is not to be confused with the fact that we can and will investigate criminal matters from the prosecutor’s side of the table. If you take a look at our “Integrity In the News” webpage, you will see that we have actively investigated, prosecuted and sent to prison, numerous criminal offenders through the private investigation role.
How much can I expect to pay for a cheating spouse investigation?
How much is the retainer?
How much do you charge per hour?
Some services, such as asset research, GPS tracking and computer or cell phone forensics are handled as flat fees, whereas any time we have to put a person in the field, an hourly rate will usually apply.