What does it take to be a certified, private investigator in California?
Groves Investigations is a proud member of the California Association of
Licensed Investigators. This means I have been thoroughly background checked,
I have at least three years of professional, investigative experience,and
I have passed the statewide exam on all laws, liability, and terminology
related to undercover investigations.
Are private investigators bound to confidentiality?
Yes. We cannot reveal the results of our findings to anyone besides the
client (unless they've authorized us to do so), nor can we disclose
our activities to the subject(s) of our investigation.
Do private investigators have access to information that is not generally available?
Yes, we can access a number of databases that are not searchable by members
of the general public.
How does client communication take place?
I can communicate with the client based upon their own preferences-either
by phone, text, email, or in person.
How is the cost of services determined?
The cost of each assignment can vary. During the initial consultation-which
is entirely free-I will listen to the specifics of your case and estimate
an overall job cost. If acceptable, you will then pay a retainer based
on that estimate. If the cost of services exceeds the retainer, you will
be notified and billed upon completion. If the cost of services winds
up being less, the difference will be returned to you.