Private detectives are always up to adventure and excitement in movies and TV. They can usually be found chasing down the bad guys or secretly sitting outside someone's high-profile apartment taking photographs.
Private detective work in New Jersey can be a lot of fun, but it's generally less eventful than what you see on the big screen. Private detectives - or private investigators, private eyes or PIs - are hired by law firms, corporations, insurance companies and private parties not affiliated with the government. They are hired to help with an investigation.
A private detective can be a great asset to your investigation. Many PIs work for law firms and have the responsibility of collecting information on civil or defense cases. They might look into suspicious claims, such as workers compensation fraud. Private eyes also commonly work for private individuals, helping them locate missing friends or family or conducting surveillance on a cheating spouse or partner.
On the big screen, PIs have action-packed days, but much of the work that a private detective does is on paper. In order to get the facts and collect the right evidence, a private eye has to conduct interviews, read through files and do surveillance work. Computer searches, background checks and phone calls are also regular tasks.
Once the evidence has been collected, private detectives put together detailed reports on the information they have found. They may be asked to testify in court on behalf of their client.
Private investigators must follow the laws in NJ, too. While they do have the right to obtain information that isn't accessible to the public, they are ordinary citizens.
The three big things that a private eye can't do include wiretapping, posing as law enforcement and acquiring cell phone records by pretexting. Private investigators can get phone records, but they need a court order first.
Private investigators are also not allowed to practice without a license. In the state of New Jersey, all PIs must be licensed and properly trained. This training includes working under a licensed private detective, passing an exam and also filling out an application and getting fingerprinted.
If you are in need of a trusted, reliable and licensed private detective in New Jersey, All State Investigation can meet your needs. We have an extensive network of experienced PIs, and we're happy to provide video and photos on all surveillances.