Is It Legal To Hire A Private Investigator?

Is It Legal To Hire A Private Investigator?

POSTED July 30, 2023
BY Matt Aubin

Matt is both the company founder and a nationally renowned private investigator. Matt is an intelligence specialist who excels in detecting and preventing the illegal interception of communications and in providing high-tech covert surveillance. Matt has years of hands on experience in the investigation industry and has developed a reputation for incorporating state of the art technology and innovative ideas to provide effective solutions for his clients. Matt also serves as Treasurer for the Executive Board of Directors of FALI, The Florida Association of Licensed

Private investigators are special assets to citizens, allowing them to gather evidence, investigate situations. support legal action, and more. Whether a private investigator is interviewing known associates or diving past public records, you can be sure that no illegal activities are taking place.

The Goal Of Private Investigators

The mission of a licensed private investigator is to collect information, whether it’s for a case of privacy invasion, child custody agreement, or any other matter. In most situations where a private investigator is hired, there is some sort of court case involved, which means the investigator must follow all laws and regulations while collecting evidence. Otherwise, the investigation may as well have been for your simple curiosity.

Private investigators are not law enforcement officers, nor are they lawyers, but they can help you navigate the situation at hand by offering legal advice and ensuring you are within your rights. Quality private investigators will be up-to-date with all local and federal laws surrounding the services they offer, allowing them to provide legal advice pertaining to your situation, however, you should not expect them to carry your case through the system. They also cannot arrest, hold, ticket, or subpoena a person, and do not have the privileges of a law enforcement officer.

What private investigators do have is a natural ability to gather information, along with training, certifications, and licenses that allow them to serve as a link in the chain of evidence. Any evidence that comes from private investigators is considered legal evidence, while evidence provided by the individual would be discarded. Private investigators are also able to collect far more information than any other citizen can. Remaining within legal means, an investigator can perform surveillance, conduct interviews, run background checks and pull criminal records, dive into social media accounts, and more to find the answers you are looking for.

Hiring a private investigator gives you access to resources most people don’t know exist, as well as an understanding of federal and local laws to help you build a solid, legal court case. Some things cannot be done without a court order, but everything that needs to be found can be revealed with the skill, knowledge, and resources of a good private investigator.


What To Hire A Private investigator For

Hopefully, the day will never come when you have to hire a private investigator, but there is a multitude of scenarios where you will need to conduct a private investigation or seek out other PI services. Some of the most prevalent reasons for hiring a private investigator are:

Private investigators may not have all of the privileges of law enforcement officials, but they do carry a special set of skills, resources, equipment, and technology that make their services useful in numerous scenarios. A private investigation may consist of many things, from finding hidden assets to insurance fraud and private property investigations. In most cases, law enforcement cannot assist with your personal matters or in-depth investigations, making private investigators your best option for an actual resolution.

Private Investigators Are Worth It

If you are in a tough situation, don’t hesitate to contact a private investigator and find a solution. Quality private investigators will help you gather evidence and stay within the law while you build your case and prepare to carry on with your life.  Many of the services rendered by private investigators are against the law without being licensed in your area, so there may be repercussions for investigating on your own. Hiring a private investigator lets you get ahead of the situation with minimal stress and confusion. Contact a private investigator today and find out how they can help with your situation.


Mark A., Tampa, FL | Attorney, 16 years

I have worked with Southern Recon on several investigations. He is an excellent investigator who always gets the job done no matter how complex or dangerous the situation. His fees are very reasonable and he usually puts in more hours than he gets paid for in order to make sure he does a professional job. I highly recommend Southern Recon Agency.

Tina G., Ontario, Canada

Matt provided me with superior service. He handled my investigation in a very professional manner and was always available for me 24/7. He helped solve my case and provided me with accurate evidence proving the suspicion of my husband’s infidelity. I highly recommend his services. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for his services!

Chris G., Tampa, Fl

I requested a background investigation on person that I was looking to conduct business with. I corresponded with the professionals at the Agency over email and the telephone. At no time, was I confused or concern about the process of this investigation. The process was thoroughly explained. Matt Aubin potentially saved me thousands of dollars by giving me an accurate understanding of who I was looking to do business with. Needless to say, I will not be conducting any business with this individual. I am extremely grateful for the work performed by Matt and the agency. It was worth every penny. The level of service provided exceeded my expectations.

Donnie C., Orlando, Fl

These folks are professional and will get results for you quickly. They are not the run of the mill grinding hours for billing people that often fill this profession. Thanks!