Hiring a Private Investigator: What to Expect and How It Works


When you suspect that something is amiss in your personal or professional life, hiring a private investigator (PI) can provide the clarity and evidence you need. At ASG Investigations, we understand that taking this step can be daunting. Here’s what you can expect from the process and how it works.

Initial Consultation

The first step is an initial consultation. This meeting, often free of charge, allows you to discuss your concerns and objectives with a professional investigator. During this consultation, the PI will ask detailed questions to understand your situation fully. They will explain the services they offer, potential costs, and what you can expect in terms of results. This is your opportunity to ask questions and gauge whether you feel comfortable working with the investigator.

Defining the Scope

Once you decide to proceed, the next step is defining the scope of the investigation. The PI will work with you to outline specific goals and establish a plan of action. This may include surveillance, background checks, digital forensics, or other investigative techniques. Clear communication is crucial at this stage to ensure that both you and the investigator have a mutual understanding of the objectives and methods.

Conducting the Investigation

The PI will then begin the investigation. Depending on the case, this may involve various activities such as monitoring a subject’s movements, analyzing digital communications, or interviewing witnesses. Experienced investigators use a combination of skills and tools, including surveillance equipment, databases, and fieldwork, to gather information discreetly and efficiently. Throughout the process, the PI will keep you informed about progress and any significant findings.

Collecting Evidence

One of the primary roles of a PI is to collect and document evidence. This can include photographs, videos, audio recordings, documents, or other tangible proof that supports your case. PIs are trained to ensure that the evidence they gather is admissible in court, should you need it for legal proceedings.

Reporting Findings

At the conclusion of the investigation, the PI will compile a comprehensive report detailing their findings. This report will include all relevant evidence and a summary of the investigation. The PI will also be available to discuss the results with you, answer any questions, and provide advice on possible next steps.

Confidentiality and Professionalism

Professionalism and confidentiality are paramount in private investigations. Reputable PIs like those at ASG Investigations adhere to strict ethical standards, ensuring your privacy is protected throughout the process. All information shared and discovered during the investigation remains confidential.


Hiring a private investigator can be a crucial step in uncovering the truth and making informed decisions. At ASG Investigations, we are committed to providing thorough, discreet, and professional investigative services. If you’re considering hiring a PI, reach out to us for a consultation. We’re here to help you navigate this challenging time with expertise and care.