Not all private investigators are created equal, so it’s important when searching for an investigator that one does their homework. Experience and credibility are a pair of critical credentials that should be at the top of your must have list.
Because of this, you have to wonder why some investigators wouldn’t disclose their name, or the owner’s name on their website. Frankly, if this is the case, you must find this information out and research that individual, particularly if you want to use the evidence obtained by the investigator in court.
It may seem obvious, but experience matters. With each new case an investigator learns, and over the course of time refines their craft. While each case presents a unique situation and therefore unique challenges, an experienced investigator can tap into their previous work as an index of information that can serve as a guideline for how to handle future cases.
Experience in giving witness testimony is also extremely valuable, because a positive track record can ensure that the investigator is a credible reliable source of information. Furthermore this credibility takes into account that the investigator gathers evidence in accordance with the law so that their work (and your hard-earned money) will bear fruit in court.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you choose an investigator with a history of unethical behavior, they will not only fail to provide you the best service, but they will get grilled in court by astute divorce attorneys.
Some investigators may claim to be the best, but in reality their tactics are flawed and their corresponding track record is equally as poor. A legitimate investigator will have no skeletons to hide and will not make irresponsible promises. The right investigator, much like any honest hard-working individual, will pride him/herself on performing their job the right way to the best of their ability.