The most expensive private investigator advice.

The most expensive private investigator advice you can get is free advice.

Sure, there are a ton of things you can learn for free online, but you need to be very careful about the sources you trust.

Consider…

1. how long have they been doing what they are teaching?

2. How long have they been teaching?

3. Do they seem reasonable?

4. What’s their motivation for teaching for “free” online?

WARNING: It may not be an absolute “deal breaker”, but watch-out anytime someone online says, “It’s perfectly legal to _____________.” How do they know that?!? Are they an attorney? Are they really giving legal advice?

Bonus Tip: Here’s a guy I personally find trustworthy. He’s a P.I. named Andrew and you can find him here.

And this leads me to the next question I have for you…

What will you be in the news for?

If you are in the news because you followed “free” online advice, well… Ouch!

Try to be in the news for “the basics”. Showing integrity, honesty, good customer service and doing the right thing even when it’s the hard thing.

Do you know of a piece of “free” private investigator or process server advice people are “teaching” online that you know is wrong? Drop it in the comments!

Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye, P.I.

What to do when denied access to public records.

I would argue public records are the back bone of skip tracing, background checks and many other investigations for any real-world private detective, but if you are denied access, then you need to know what options you have to shake loose these valuable government records!

The paid databases have their place in our industry, but if you don’t have access, you need to be a public records ninja!

Also, the paid, online databases only have a fraction (a fraction!) of what’s available when you get the source document themselves!

Know these three things…

1. Know your state law.

Find your state law, read it and learn it. I have gotten access to MANY public records after receiving a “no” from a government employee simply by knowing the law! The employee may simply tell everyone who seems to be an “outsider”, “No.” I’ve seen it happen! But, when you know the law, things tend to go your way!

Pro Tip: Read the law directly and don’t rely solely on a summary prepared by a well-meaning organization or person – even a reliable organization. Understand the law itself and not just a summary of the law.

2. Know what is “exempt” under your state law.

You can make a big fuss and spend a lot of time trying to get access to something that is spelled out in law as exempt from disclosure.

“Exempt” means it does not have to be released by the government. These are typically records like juvenile arrest records or medical records.

3. Know the process set-up in state law to challenge a denied public records request.

This usually includes the “enforcement mechanism”. For example, it might spell out that challenges to a denial of public records can be submitted to your states Attorney General or similar office.

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Larry Kaye, P.I.

Don’t park here if you’re a private investigator.

No parking sign reminding private investigators about this simple but important surveillance rule.

I don’t care if your working a surveillance, a “cheaters” case, worker’s compensation fraud or “just” a witness interview… don’t park directly in front of the address you are interested in!

Simple advice? Yes.

But, is it easy to get lazy after a while? Well… maybe it is a little too easy to get lazy. Fight it!

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Larry Kaye, P.I.