Category Archives: Private Investigation

5 Things Private Investigators Cannot Legally Do

No TresspassingWhen you hire a private investigator, he or she will do everything legally possible to get to the bottom of your case. However, the law does place some limits on a PI’s actions. Here are five things private investigators cannot legally do:

Impersonate a police officer or federal official.

It’s illegal for PIs to impersonate law enforcement. They can’t carry badges, wear uniforms, or use logos and phrasing that imply that they are with a local police force or FBI.

Record conversations or wiretap without a permit.

According to federal law, private investigators must receive permission from at least one individual in the conversation to listen in on phone calls. The same goes for monitoring emails or private social media accounts. Keep in mind that certain states have stricter regulations governing wiretapping and online surveillance as well.

Trespass on private property.

Private investigators can’t enter a private house, building or property without the owner’s permission. They also can’t film or photograph an interaction taking place in a private building through a window (although they can record interactions taking place in public).

Tamper with mail.

It’s a federal offense for private investigators (or anyone else) to open or steal someone else’s mail.

Place a GPS tracker on a vehicle without consent.

The owner of the vehicle must grant permission. For example, if a husband wants to place a tracker on his wife’s car, the car must be in his name, not hers.

A dedicated private investigator will do everything within their power to get you peace of mind and the answers you need. If you’re in need of a PI in the Oklahoma City area, contact RKJ Investigations today at (405) 562-6479.

Settle Custody Disputes With the Help of a Private Investigator

Settle Custody Disputes With the Help of a Private Investigator

Divorces are hard on all parties involved. They are even more complicated when the custody of children is in dispute. During these times, emotions and accusations make it difficult for courts and families to render decisions that are in the best interest of the children. Hiring a Private Investigator can help lend clarity, credibility and… Continue Reading

Three Cases Where Digital Forensics Prevailed

Three Cases Where Digital Forensics Prevailed

Through digital forensic techniques, experts are able to recover data from a string of electronic devices, including mobile phones, laptops, home computers, and iPads. Through this careful recovery, investigators have managed to solve cases involving intellectual property theft, espionage, and more famously, murder. Here are a few of the most famous cases where digital forensics… Continue Reading

Fact-Finding and Child Custody: How an Investigator Can Help Your Case

Fact-Finding and Child Custody: How an Investigator Can Help Your Case

The thought of no longer being able to see your children is devastating, and many child custody battles are fought bitterly and contentiously. Inevitably, these cases often result in one parent losing out on the opportunity to see their kids every day and, in some instances, altogether. Sometimes this is for the best, particularly if… Continue Reading