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Lynchburg Private Investigators

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  • 16 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Mr.Trever Brown did a fabulous job helping me with a private investigator problem and was a true professional in helping me.

  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack

Over 49 years combined experience. Standards of work ethics. Reputation with the Courts.


I give professional personal service to every case. My law enforcement experience allows me to understand the civilian and legal sides of most cases.


We are experienced, personable, and dedicated. Investigations is our passion, but the client always comes first.


I am private and professional at all times. I have been involved in thousands of legal cases that I have used surveillance techniques to get physical evidence to get guilty verdicts in criminal cases. This is done by use of undercover video and audio for prosecution of such cases.


Located in central Virginia, ARCH INVESTIGATIONS LLC is a professional private investigations firm serving the Commonwealth of Virginia. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, we stand ready to meet all of your investigative needs. We offer free consultations and extremely competitive fees. Whether for your bottom line or your peace of mind, all investigations are handled in a confidential and professional manner. We serve criminal and civil attorneys, businesses both large and small, as well as individuals with all their investigative needs. We handle each case with great discretion and care. We keep our clients' needs first. We are licensed (DCJS# 11-6396).


Paralegal Services Private Investigator Services Employee background checks Court Abstractor Document retrieval, prep and filing Research specialist Retainer hourly plus expenses

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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.
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