Find a private investigator near Owosso, MI

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Our Private investigations division is discreet and confidential, with over 30 yrs in the Investigations field we handle many cases that others will not. The integrity of our work is second to none and most of our clients value our personal and caring approach. Many times clients are in in a unique situation when they contact us, so we take great consideration in listening with care, concern to work through and develop a path to successfully investigate each case with results the client is pleased with. Our investigations are diverse and vary from missing persons, to background checks of employees, employers, and partners, to litigation investigations for attorneys, plaintiffs and defendants. We also handle surveillance for such cases as workers compensation, unique and discreet relational discovery for spouses, partners and even family. We are sure once you consult with our investigators you will find we are exactly what you were looking for. I enjoy being that investigator that discovers and provides information, evidence that others cannot. Making the client feel they are not alone reference to their concerns and pursuits that brought them to us. And finally, many times being on the right side of a dis-infranchised case and individual feels great to win a victory for the underdog. That is a lot of what we enjoy about what we do.See more
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

Why do people hire private investigators?

Not sure if you should hire a private investigator (PI) for your situation? Here are some common reasons why people hire PIs:

  • To perform background checks
  • To conduct surveillance
  • To investigate and confirm infidelity 
  • To locate assets
  • To gather evidence for trials
  • And more

To find out if hiring a private investigator is the right route to take, contact a few local PIs. Ask them about the services they offer (and how much they charge).

How do you find a private investigator?

You can find a private investigator on Thumbtack. Use the filtering tool to identify a PI who offers the services you need (e.g., background checks, surveillance, etc.), and you’ll see a list of top-rated PIs in your area.

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