Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for private investigators in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

Most people luckily do not have cause to hire a private detective in Chandler Arizona that often, so when the need arises they may have many questions about the process. Unlike what you see on television, the daily proceedings of a private eye are much less exciting and require more leg work than action stunts. We have provided some answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive to help you better understand what to expect when you hire a private investigator in Arizona:

Q: Are there any fees for a consultation on my case?
A: No, every consultation is thorough and free of charge.

Q: What are the licensing requirements for a private detective?
A: Licensing requirements vary by state. In Arizona, private detectives must be licensed with a Private Investigator Employee registration certificate. To get this certificate, investigators must work for a licensed agency, submit fingerprints and a passport photo, and submit a fee. When the application is processed, a criminal history will be checked, including FBI records. This license must be renewed to continue to practice as a private detective.

Q: Can private investigators make arrests?
A: Private investigators are not legally authorized to make an arrest. However, they can make a citizen’s arrest, just like any other person. In order to make a citizen’s arrest, the person being arrested must be endangering the public or committing a federal offense. Many rules apply to making a citizen’s arrest, and violating any of them can lead to being arrested yourself.

Q: What types of investigations do you provide?
A: David Hutchings is the lead investigator at TBL Investigator, and he has 22 years of experience in law enforcement working as a detective on many types of cases. Upon being promoted he spent 18 of those 22 years as a detective. David and his team of ex-Federal agents and ex-military officers/soldiers conduct investigations into any type of recent crime and unsolved crimes where the victim feels the case has not had all leads exhausted and all avenues tried. Other common investigations include locating missing persons, obtaining information for divorce or child custody cases, background investigations and performing thorough and complete pre-trial prep for civil and criminal cases.

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