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Frequently Asked Questions2019-08-12T00:10:29-05:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What information would a private investigator need to conduct surveillance on an infidelity case?2019-08-11T23:56:00-05:00

For surveillance on a cheating spouse, the investigator would need the following:

Name, age, height, weight, style and color of hair, sex, race, recent photograph, home address, place of employment and work address, work hours, and vehicle information.

How do I hire a private investigator to find someone?2019-08-11T23:54:00-05:00

Call Holliday Investigative Services, Inc. at (770) 428-5700, sign a retainer agreement, pay our locate fee and give us whatever information you have about the person. We would need the person’s legal name, date of birth, social security number if you have it, names of relatives and an old phone number and/or address.

What does a PI do?2019-08-11T23:52:42-05:00

A PI can conduct surveillance, locates, skip tracing, fingerprinting, interviews, courthouse searches, executive protection, as well as investigate child custody, missing persons and fraud cases.

Can a private investigator take pictures of you in your home?2019-08-11T23:51:55-05:00

A private investigator can take a picture of you in your home with a standard zoom camera, but it would be illegal if done with a superzoom camera.

Can private investigators track your cell phone?2019-08-11T23:51:10-05:00

There are lots of requests, but the technology is limited when it comes to tracking a cell phone. You also want to make sure what you are doing is legal and it may not be legal unless the phone is owned, for example, by a parent who is trying to locate a runaway.

What information can a private investigator obtain?2019-08-11T23:50:31-05:00

If surveillance is being conducted, a private investigator can obtain video evidence and photographs of what the subject of the investigation is doing in a public place. PI’s can obtain civil and criminal records from a courthouse. During an interview a PI can obtain a witness statement of what the witness observed during a criminal or civil situation.

How much does it cost to hire a private investigator?2019-08-11T23:49:50-05:00

The cost of a private investigator would depend on the geographical location, type of case, and the expertise of the investigator. Typically, a private investigator with law enforcement experience would range from $75 per hour to over $150 per hour as well as the mileage cost and out of pocket expenses.

Do private investigators have to identify themselves?2019-08-11T23:49:02-05:00

Private investigators generally do not have to identify themselves if confronted by the public. If a PI was going to interview a witness, an identification would be appropriate.

What do private investigators need?2019-08-11T23:48:08-05:00

Most Private Investigators have a law enforcement background and a college degree, with experience working various types of cases. They will need a company license, individual license, city business license, Liability insurance, access to databases and equipment.

Can a private investigator get text messages?2019-08-11T23:46:51-05:00

A private investigator cannot legally get text messages or cell phone records. It is a federal crime to do so, and if you are caught you will certainly go to jail.

Which methods of payment are accepted?2019-04-09T08:26:21-05:00

We accept all major credit cards.