Leading the Field in Protection
The first division of 1st American Protection is the private investigative agency. State of Florida certified, experienced, licensed, regulated, skilled and trained investigators to help the client to identify which services would apply in the circumstances or specific situation. These investigative services range from a wide spectrum of assisting you as an client on an individual basis, to enabling your business(es) to deal or handle situations which may require these services.
The lists of services can range from conducting background investigations on your attorneys, baby sitters, business potential clients, customers, or partners, debtors, doctors, employees, financial advisers, health care or nurses, lost relatives, missing persons, physicians, potential dating partner, spouse, lease or rental tenants and wealth care managers. Other investigations handle due diligence, assist on missing heirs, persons, probate related matters, and uncover difficult information for you.
Investigators can help in process serving, include tenant and employee screening, and uncover stolen research in the work place. Private investigators can specialize in counter-surveillance, protect against corporate espionage, business trade secrets, sabotage, vandalism and track down confidential copyright infringement theft.
They offer supporting evidence for additional services for automobile crash claims, property damage claims, or workers compensation or for wrongful death claims.
Private investigative agencies have expanded services to specialize into other fields.
These include many services directed toward the legal aspects of business today. To investigating for individual clients, insurance companies, fraudulent or suspicious claims, assist law firms for civil cases, witness location, or for testifying in court.
Private investigators have specialties to check into child custody cases to determine if the proper care and supervision is adequately being provided for the children.
A very common service for private investigators is to collect evidence with the proof of infidelity for cheating spouses, with surveillance and recording of video documentation for the unfaithful martial or partner relationships. These services are discreet with findings to be kept as much as possible to 100 % confidentiality.
The client should never tell anyone of hiring a private investigative agency to any co-workers, family, friends or close neighbors to enable better and quicker results.
Another service being provided is the skip tracing. Most have never heard of a skip trace and never will. A skip trace is a detailed search of multiple data sources not available to the general public giving specific information to help you locate “lost” or hard to find individuals or business / property owners. This resource will enable you to find whom you are seeking, giving enough current identifying information.
Having access to this type of service will give a huge advantage to easily locate your identified person. All available information you have is helpful but will need the first and last name, and the last known address to start a search in the data bases.
Hiring a private investigator begins after an in-depth analysis upon the free one on one consultation so you can determine the course of action and services needed.
With the expense in consideration, extent of involvement requiring the use of two or more investigators, client’s urgency time line, hours of extended surveillance, amount of travel expenses to various locations, the mutual agreement of services, the requested anticipated length of days to conclude the investigation, the expenses and fees with the best cost estimate to the client, the official contract placed order is accepted and implemented with everything spelled out in the contract agreement.
Private investigator work is billed on an hour rate plus state sales tax rate of 6.5%. This hourly rate fluctuates depending on the amount needed for one on one interviews and the amount of video surveillance conducted.
The incurred cost to client includes administrative, (with final supervisor review on report) field investigative, research and travel time. The expenses charged are for out of town, depending on the location, lodging as required, airline or rental vehicle use, and travel mileage of 45 cents per mile after reaching the 200 mile limit.
The expense of 5 cents is added for each copy and printing of documents after 100 pages. A non-refundable retainer of 50 % of quoted fees by cash or certified check will initiate contract after preparation of the necessary paperwork is completed.
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