Private Investigation FAQ's
Are you licensed?
Yes, through Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Will you personally handle my case?
Unlike many agencies, WB Investigations is very selective of the cases it undertakes as such we don’t subcontract your case and work will be completed by us and us alone. You can and will have the ability to reach us at any time and receive answers to your concerns immediately.
Are there any hidden charges?
When you hire us, we tell you up front what the charges are and what you should expect to pay on the average. All cases are different and we try to work with all clients no matter their fiscal standing.
Is the service expensive?
Investigative costs are never cheap, but in most cases hiring a professional can save you thousands later down the line.
Do you work off a retainer?
Yes, in fact most if not all investigators do. Again we are open to working with the client based on what their necessities are.
Can you guarantee the outcome of an investigation?
We can guarantee that we will do the best job possible and hold ourselves accountable to making sure that you as the client come first before anything else.
Will you provide me with a Free Consultation?
Yes we do provide a free no-obligation telephone consultation and will dedicate the needed time to understand your needs. During the consultation we will explain our services and discuss our rates. Every phone call, including your consultation is confidential. There is no way someone will learn from us that you contacted our agency unless you confessed to a crime. We do not sell or share our customer or potential customer information to anyone. Your identity will be safeguarded.
What are your areas of Specialization?
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS including Criminal History Search, Civil Record Checks, SOS Searches, Professional License Verification, Reference Checks, Social Security Verification, Bankruptcy, Judgments & Lien Searches, Asset Locates and Property Searches
SURVEILLANCE including Telescopic Lenses, DVD Video Transfers performed by Seasoned Surveillance Professionals.
INSURANCE INVESTIGATIONS including Workers’ Compensation Investigations, General Liability Investigations, Disability Investigations, Activity Checks, Alive and Well Checks, First & Third Party Fraud, Witness Locates, Subpoena and Notary Service
MATRIMONIAL INVESTIGATIONS including Infidelity Matters, Office Relationships, Undercover Operations, Domestic Investigations, Spousal Surveillance Services, Family Law, Child Abduction Issues and Asset Locates
CRIMINAL DEFENSE INVESTIGATIONS including Witness Locates, Interviews and Statements, Alibi Reinforcement Interviews, Crime Scene Investigations, Correctional Institution Interviews
SCHOOL DISTRICT SERVICES including Address History Checks, Primary Residence Checks, Utilities Checks, Landline Reverse Searches, Student Residency Checks, Surveillance, Neighborhood Canvasses.
What does a private investigator do?
How much does it cost to hire a Private Investigator?
Determining the cost of an investigation, any investigation, missing persons, liability or any other, before commencement is impossible but once we have a clear understanding of your situation we can estimate how much an investigation could possibly cost. During the free consultation we will better estimate the approximate cost. Some determining factors of cost will be the nature of the investigation, the duration of the investigation, services requested (surveillance, research, background checks, etc) as well as the difficulty level of the investigation.
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How long will the investigation last?
Each situation and each case is different and until we get started we can only estimate the duration of an investigation.
What are the next steps?
You need to call us to obtain a free consultation or provide us with a number that we can call you. After assessing your situation we will determine a course of action and then prepare a contract for service.
Do Private Investigators have to identify themselves?
Laws governing Private Investigators are different in every state. In Michigan there is no laws that requires a Private Investigator to identify themselves. However, any professional Private Detective should identify themselves and which company they work for if requested. Confidential information such as whom the client may be or the case the investigator is working on likely will not be disclosed.
Can you sue someone for hiring a private investigator?
Every state is different but generally it is not illegal to hire a private investigator nor does it open you up to civil liability. If the investigator is unethical and does something illegal the investigator can be civilly liable and could be charged criminally.
Is it legal for someone to hire a private investigator?
Is it against the law to hire a private investigator?
Is it legal to hire a PI?
How do private investigators do surveillance?
Public Surveillance of an individual is legal in Michigan. It entails viewing and, in most cases, following the surveillance target. It is mostly conducted as covert and could involve multiple investigators to perform surveillance properly. The surveillance detective might be observing from a certain distance or using a disguise to be able to approach the subject without being detected or looking suspicious.
Can private investigators follow you?
Are Private Investigators worth it?
Absolutely, a private investigator is often useful for a number or reasons, but when a case or claim is necessary in a court of law, Private Investigators are invaluable at finding information and revealing the whereabouts of needed witnesses. It is important to contact a Private Investigator when anything that requires extensive research or surveillance is involved.
Can a private investigator tap your phone?
Generally, it is illegal for a Private Investigator to record phone conversations. Michigan is a one party consent state when it comes to recording conversations. Which means if one of the parties involved in the conversation is aware the conversation is being recorded, it is legal.