Thank you for visiting ThePrivateI.com!  This website is dedicated to sharing information related to private investigation, with a focus on some “do-it-yourself” options.  As a licensed private investigator, I fully encourage you to engage the services of a Private Investigator for all of the topics on this website.  BUT, I do know that a lot of people out there that need the skills and services of a Private Investigator are unable to afford professional services.  While you will not have access to all of the resources a licensed private investigator has access to, you will find tips, suggestions, pointers, and even links to some resources to help you make an informed decision.

Disclaimer: Hiring a licensed Private Investigator is always the best option when there are legal issues involved.  If you collect “evidence” yourself, this is rarely allowed within a court setting.  Thus, if you need the information for a legal reason (child custody, avoiding alimony, potential lawsuits, etc.) you need to hire a professional.

The information in this website is intended for informational purposes only.  Please consult the laws and regulations within your state and jurisdiction before taking any action.  Do not stalk, harass, or otherwise annoy people because you feel you have a right to do your own investigative work.  You would be surprised at the number of laws you can easily violate.  Some website will recommend downloading software on phones, computers, or other mobile devices for the intent of using GPS to track someone.  This is illegal!  Other websites may have pointers on collecting your evidence that involves forms of trespassing, voyeurism, or other illegal activities.  This website will strive to provide tips that are legal, but laws change rapidly.  Something that is legal today can be illegal tomorrow (or vice versa).

When in doubt, please consult an attorney.  If you have limited financial resources (in most jurisdictions, you need to qualify as “low income”) you should check into free legal resources.  Most public libraries can provide you information with free legal resources in your community, or you can call your local United Way.  Most communities, you can dial 2-1-1 to connect to a representative.

One last “about” consideration.  I have not published my name and will not provide specifics about my location since I am still an actively licensed private investigator.  Due to the delicate nature of my work, I hope you understand my need to remain anonymous.  I am always open to alternative views or methods to issues discussed in this website.  If you are a licensed private investigator and would like to contribute to the content, I would be happy to invite you to guest blog.  There are a lot of resources for Private Investigators, and a lot of mis-information about resources for individuals.  I hope you find the information on this website useful.

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