Are the findings of a private investigator admissible in court?

Private investigators are no longer viewed as shady characters willing to go to any lengths to obtain evidence in any type of case, so if yours skirts the borderline of this pretty tarnished view of private investigators, then you’ve definitely picked the wrong one to help with your case!

Since more people are approaching private investigators to be of assistance in what are generally very personal investigations, it’s important to note that you have every right, and in fact should, find out as much as possible about the private investigator you are planning to hire, before taking the next step.

King Investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa, offer a free consultation, which will give you the time to ask all the questions you need to, before you go any further.

As a licenced investigations company with a strong code of ethics focused on integrity and honesty in all matters under investigation, King Investigators offers high quality services to all clients, combining over ten years of experience with state of the art technology to round out highest level of professionalism.

With more and more people turning to private investigators for professional help with very important matters, especially in divorce hearings, custody hearings or hearings involving business intelligence matters, it’s important to know if the findings of your private investigator will be valid in court.

Here are a few points you need to know about whether the findings of your investigator are admissible or not in court:

  • Admissibility in court:

For any information gathered and presented in a court to be admissible, it has to be gathered legally by your private investigator.  Any information acquired without violating the laws governing the private security industry will be considered admissible in any court proceeding.

  • When is evidence considered illegal by courts:

The courts are very strict about what is deemed illegal evidence gathering by a private investigator.  In fact, this could do more harm than good to your case, and any true professional will know this from the outset of the case.

Actions such as illegal phone tapping, invasion of privacy, false representation and entrapment are just a few of the points that would invalidate any evidence gathered by a private investigator.

This is where the integrity of a good, reliable private investigator could prove pivotal to the success of your case in court proceedings.

  • Does a private investigator give you an advantage in court proceedings:

Yes, for a number of reasons.  A private investigator has the experience, time and anonymity to carry out surveillance or gather evidence without alerting the person being investigated.

Private investigators are not above the law, but they do have a lot more freedom to investigate than the police, who need warrants if they need to investigate further, or attorneys who are also governed by other codes of conduct that may not be overstepped.

A professional, highly trained and experienced private investigator is not going to make any mistakes that would jeopardise your case, but rather contribute legally acquired testimony and an in-depth account as an eyewitness during court proceedings.

Not sure about whether a private investigator will help or hinder your court case:

If you aren’t sure about whether you are ready to hire a private investigator, speak to owner of King Investigators, Jacques Botha, to set up a free consultation to discuss the situation confidentially in order to find a starting point.

As specialists in surveillance for infidelity, divorce, child custody, protection and business intelligence, the team at King Investigators make your privacy a top priority, keeping all information confidential and secure.

King Investigators is not limited to working in Johannesburg and Pretoria. This team has worked many high risk investigations around the world, in countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique and more.

If it’s peace of mind you want when you walk into a court with admissible evidence, then King Investigators will give you just that!