Josh Farley writes:
Ever contemplated hiring a private investigator?
Surprisingly, there are a lot of rules and regulations involved
— and if you pick the wrong one, you could be in a lot of trouble,
according to some of the state’s most experienced
I’m sure most of you have an image in your head of a private eye
— a smoky office, trench coats, dark sunglasses, and long photo
lenses — but in reality, PIs operate like most businesses.
And that includes becoming licensed.
PIs specialize in all kinds of investigations, according to
Mike Hawkins, president of
WALI (Washington Association of Legal Investigators). They serve
lawsuit papers on behalf of law firms. They investigate insurance
fraud. They work for defense attorneys in criminal cases. And much
more, Hawkins says.
But there’s one big step Hawkins said a customer must make when
ensuring they hire a sound investigator.
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