Searching for a Private Investigator in New York?
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We are in the serious business of assisting local businesses, law firms, and private individuals in New York State, make the right choice when hiring a New York private investigator. When looking to hire the nearest private investigation firm or detective agency in New York for a business or personal matter, we can guide you through the process.
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We have some of the best New York private investigator firms listed in our directory, offering a range of professional investigative services covering: Fraud, Theft, Matrimonial, Divorce, Infidelity, Cheating Partners, Child Custody, Missing Persons, Accident Investigations, Background Checks, Asset / Property Searches, Corporate Investigations, Witness Interviews, Process Serving, Surveillance and more...
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much does a private investigator cost in New York?
A. The cost of a private investigator in New York State will be an average of $74.00 per hour. This average rate is based on 8 firms we checked across New York State. Keep in mind that this hourly fee is an average cost and that some services have a set-fee rather than hourly.
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Q. Do private investigators in New York need a license?
A. Yes they do. The management of licensing in New York State is by the Department of State's, Division of Licensing Services. Any private detective or private investigator working without a valid license will be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
Q. Can I get a New York State background check by a private investigator?
A. Yes. A private investigator can run a background check in New York for you in accordance with current background checking laws for New York State. A private detective or investigator can search the State's public and criminal records to perform individual or employment background screening. If you need to check on someone's background you should contact one of our listed New York detective agencies to assist you.
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Q. Can a private investigator in New York help me find a missing person?
A. Yes. New York private detectives will know NY State's regulations on obtaining public and semi-public information to locate missing people, including debtors. They will know the locations of State records not available on the internet, such as county court records. Contact one of our listed New York investigators to help you find someone.
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Q. Can I hire a New York private investigator for a child custody case?
A. Yes. If you have a child custody case in New York, a private investigator can help you build the vital supportive evidence you will need. A private investigator can also assist you with child support and custody modification cases. The Family Courts can be a battleground with both parties arguing their case; so to be prepared you need to build hard evidence that can positively impact your case during a custody hearing. Get in touch with one of our listed private investigators in New York to help you build your custody case.
Q. Can a private investigator in New York help me catch my cheating spouse?
A. Yes. If you suspect your partner is cheating in New York State you can certainly hire a private investigator to find out for you. A detective agency will be able to follow your spouse around as well as use investigative technologies such as tracking devices to find out if they are indeed cheating. You can get video or photographic proof of your suspected cheating spouse by contacting one of our licensed New York investigators.
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Q. Where can I find a local private investigator near me in New York?
A. The majority of private detective agencies you will find located in the major towns and cities of New York such as New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, New Rochelle, Cheektowaga, Mount Vernon and Schenectady. You can find your local investigation company in these areas. However, the best place to find a private investigator in New York is here.
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Q. How do I hire a New York private investigator?
A. Hiring a private investigator in New York is simple. You will need to build a list of questions you want to ask so you know you've hired the right one for your case. You should also check they are fully licensed for the State and ask for references. To get started contact one of our listed New York private investigations companies listed above.
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Q. Where can I find more information on hiring private detectives in NY?
A. We have an extensive resource of in-depth articles that answer questions and concerns about using investigation agencies for various reasons. These will hopefully answer any further questions you have, or if not, you can contact one of our listed New York investigation companies above.
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