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What does a private investigator do?

First and foremost, good private investigators follow laws. Unlike on TV, they don’t break in windows or hack into hospital computer systems to get you intel. When you hire a private investigator, you’re hiring a professional to gather facts and find information for you. Although they can’t obtain certain information (such as health records), they do have access to information that most civilians do not. Often private investigators are hired to perform surveillance or background checks or investigate cases such as adultery, child custody, missing persons, hidden assets, or debugging, and theft or other crimes.

Private investigators can be hired to interview people and provide that information to the client, perform photo or video surveillance, monitor activity at a location where you suspect criminal activities or questionable behavior, track a person’s movements, find missing people, do deep-dive background checks, and more. Private investigation can be helpful if you’re trying to get a court order but need evidence. Private investigators can also help find birth parents. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210 per hour.

What does a private investigator cost?

Private investigation isn’t just for blockbuster action movies. Hiring a private investigator can help in all kinds of situations ranging from finding a birth parent to improving personal security. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210, although pricing often hovers between $40 and $100 depending on the complexity of the services you need. Where you live in the country will affect your costs for private investigation; larger cities have higher business overhead and a higher cost of living, which in turn means higher service rates. The complexity of your case can also affect cost. A basic background check may have a flat rate, while hiring a private investigator to help with your child custody case may require more legwork and research, and therefore cost more. Some private investigators work on retainer. A retainer is essentially a nonrefundable deposit you pay to the professional — meaning you have retained their services — who then works against that amount. Here are some examples of average private investigation costs:

  • Hourly rate: $60-$70; costs can vary based on current fuel prices.
  • Flat rate: $100 for comprehensive background investigation services.
  • Retainer: $1,500 minimum retainer required by some pros before starting work.
Reviews for Kissimmee private investigators
James L.
This was the first time I've ever used an investigator, of any kind, to help me in sorting through things that I need to know answers about. This is a different world than the one I grew up in, and I find that I am not able to trust many. Anyway, I needed to have some surveillance done on a person who lived in a state 1700 miles from where I reside. The way I saw it, I had two options. They were to either purchase expensive air fare, put everything on hold and take 3 days out from my busy schedule to fly to an unfamiliar place, rent a car and try to do my own surveillance, which I know nothing about, or......go to Google and look up a professional investigator, who could do the work for me. Well, the choice was obvious. Being new to this type of thing, I wasn't sure how things would go, much less if I would even be able to find someone who could go to work for me right away, as that was crucial. Enter stage Right.. Carla, w/Today's Investigations. After speaking with Carla and feeling comfortable with her and her services, a deal was struck. At that point, I simply had to fill out a few forms, detailing the information she would need to locate the individual in question, as well as filling out and signing the contract we had agreed upon. After that was complete, Carla went right to work. Within an hour and a half, Carla had located the vehicle and the person, and was sending me pictures for purposes of verification, as well as to show me she was Hot on the Trail. I continued to receive text messages, together with more pics, throughout the day. Although I probably had enough information at that point, I decided to keep Carla on the job and so she picked up her surveillance the following morning. A few hours later I now knew I had enough information and thanked Carla for the quick, thorough and private work she had done for me. I told her I was happy(in some ways, the ways I needed to know) and would get back to her should I ever need her services again. I was very impressed with Carla's quick response and delivery of the information I hired her to obtain for me. The amount I was charged was not only fair but actually low for industry standards and extremely low for what it would have cost me had I been foolish enough to attempt doing the work on my own. I can not state strongly enough how happy I was with Carla and the quick results she provided. You can not go wrong calling Today's Investigations and asking to speak with Carla. Good Luck and Thank You Carla. You were a big help to me.
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