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When contemplating the idea of hiring a Private Investigator in Nashville, Tennessee, you’re likely facing a situation you’d rather not encounter, correct? The reality is, things might take a turn for the worse before they improve, but it’s essential to stay focused on the ultimate goal. While the improvement might not be immediate, making intelligent decisions now can accelerate the process. We’re not here to inundate you with the typical marketing rhetoric about being the most trusted Private Investigator in the entire state, or claiming to be the largest, most exceptional Detective Agency the world has ever known—commonplace language found on websites these days. Instead, my intention is to provide you with factual insights about Private Investigators and the legal landscape in Tennessee, information that’s crucial for your journey into uncharted territory. Dealing with issues like infidelity or child custody battles can be undeniably challenging. Crafting a solid strategy is pivotal for achieving a successful resolution. If you’ve already taken the legal path, you’ve gained some understanding of how our court system operates. It’s a demanding and financially taxing process. Many callers express their frustration with having navigated the courts for over 18 months, feeling mentally drained while watching their hard-earned funds dissipate. Attorney fees for legal battles can be overwhelming for both you and your family. On the contrary, our fees can be significantly more manageable. While Tennessee doesn’t strictly adhere to a no-fault framework, the significance of legally documented evidence regarding infidelity extends beyond the realm of law. Information holds substantial power—a tool that should be wielded strategically. Consider this scenario: if you were to legally obtain damaging information about your spouse or the other parent of your child—information they would fervently wish to keep concealed—wouldn’t they be more inclined to pursue a settlement? In most cases, the answer is a resounding “yes,” provided the evidence is gathered correctly and isn’t vulnerable to being deemed inadmissible or sealed by opposing counsel. Amid break-ups, both parties often confide in friends and family, sharing narratives like “he or she is irrational, and I had to distance myself.” However, imagine possessing meticulously documented evidence that contradicts these claims, presented by a licensed Private Investigator who can testify on your behalf. Such evidence fundamentally undermines their credibility. Moreover, ponder a scenario where the individual they were involved with was married, perhaps even a colleague. Being embroiled in such a scandal can cast a shadow over their reputation for years. This becomes especially pertinent when children are involved, as they often become privy to such information. Interestingly, 90% of our cases are resolved without entering the courtroom—they are proactively settled. We proudly hold a “Tennessee Licensed” status and are ready to handle cases throughout the state. Would you like to explore an alternative strategy? We offer free and amicable consultations. Reach out to our office now to delve into “The Country Investigations Difference.”
HOW DOES A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR WORK?
"It all starts with our exclusive and complimentary consultation, meticulously crafted to gain a deep understanding of your current situation. During this consultation, we'll inquire about important aspects, such as your spouse's associations, profession, daily routine, marital status, and family dynamics. This initial step lays the groundwork for collaborative efforts aimed at devising the most effective strategy to resolve your case promptly. Once you're satisfied that our services can benefit you, we'll proceed by gathering essential information needed to kickstart your case. This information may include work schedules, vehicle details, physical descriptions, and any other pertinent details we collectively deem crucial to achieving your goals efficiently."
WHAT SHOULD I BE LOOKING FOR?
Coming home late from work on a consistent basis
Unexplained or new reasons why he/she is abruptly leaving the residence or work
New clothes and sudden change in how he/she values appearance
Cellular phone and personal electronics are often hidden, heavily used and guarded.
Deletion of historical events, messages, voicemails.
Lack of intimacy and emotional disconnection
Negative attitude & changes towards you, family and friends
Overall disinterest in daily household activities and responsibilities
WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE
The scope of our services is quite extensive, as we're equipped to address a wide range of inquiries. Whether you require assistance with a pending child custody hearing, navigating a divorce process, or simply aiming to alleviate suspicions surrounding a boyfriend, girlfriend, work colleague, or family member, our objective remains constant: to unearth the truth and provide you with concrete information, rather than relying solely on intuition. As a Tennessee Licensed Private Investigator, Country Investigations commits to furnishing comprehensive documentation of all activities. We meticulously collect photographic and/or video evidence throughout the course of your investigation. Furthermore, we're prepared to collaborate seamlessly with any legal representation you might have, and we're willing to offer testimony in court proceedings if necessary. In essence, we become an integral part of your team, arming you with factual data to guide you in making informed and sound long-term decisions.
DIVORCE & CHILD CUSTODY BENEFITS
Just like many things in life the more information you have the better off you are. Rather the purpose being to satisfy a suspicion or a court related matter our job will remain the same “obtain efficient factual information”. If you’re hiring us for a divorce or child custody case, many of our cases never see the inside of a courtroom. The reason being we obtain enough information to place your in position of power to negotiate a settlement to you liking. This saves you time, money, and of course a lot of continual aggravation.
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WHAT CAN A NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR DO?
Our Private Investigator services revolve around surveillance cases. Generally our investigators will monitor one’s activities to determine their habits for our client’s specific needs. This may include something along the lines of where someone may be going, what they’re doing, and who they’re doing it with. The Private Investigator will document all the activities by keep timed notes, as well as taking photos and/or video. The investigator will strive to be as aggressive as they can, while keeping their presence confidential.
ARE NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS LEGAL?
100% yes provided they are licensed. We’re in an age that is experiencing a huge influx of non-licensed investigators advertising services all over the internet. The licensing boards are doing the best they can to stop this, however it gets complicated when the unlicensed investigator is not based in the State, they’re advertising in. Many of these agencies are acting as subcontractors whereas they take your case, then find a local investigator (generally the cheapest one they can) to provide the work and make a profit by doing nothing directly related to the actual task. Be sure to confirm any investigator you pay a fee to is licensed by that State in which the work is being done, as when it comes legal time, they may disappear on you, and there’s going to be very little you can do about it. Our Tennessee Agency License number is 1962, feel free to confirm with the Arizona State Licensing Board.
IS A NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR ADMISSBALE IN COURT?
Yes, absolutely. By hiring a “licensed investigator” you’re not violating any state laws. Any documentation or information during our investigation is legal and admissible in a court of law.
IS HIRING A NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR STALKING?
No is not, we are licensed by The State of Tennessee to provides services. Where you could get caught up in a stalking issue is by monitoring someone yourself (even your spouse), or having a friend, family or family member do it. Should that person catch you, then you’re opening yourself up to a possible restraining order.
DO NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS WORK WITH POLICE?
They’re going to be times when that occurs, however in most cases especially when working domestic related cases, law enforcement is not going to be involved. Law enforcement investigates criminal matters, whereas a domestic related situation such as an affair or child custody matter is going to be civil. There are times when our agency investigates someone been defrauded, and they feel law enforcement is not putting they effort in which they desire into the case, so they come to us. In this case any information we uncover can certainly be provided to law enforcement to further their progress.
CAN A NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR ARREST SOMEONE?
No, we cannot. Private Investigators do not carry badges or have any powers to legally detain or arrest anyone. We can certainly report a crime, but to intervene to the point of holding someone against their will would not be lawful.
DO NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR CARRY GUNS?
Being a Private Investigator in Tennessee does not provide any special abilities to carry a firearm over what the abilities of a private citizen. Many states require a special license for a Private Investigator to carry a gun during their investigation, thus in reality we have more rules placed upon us then a normal citizen. No one at our agency has been granted any permissions to carry firearms when working any case on your behalf at any time.
CAN A NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR GET PHONE RECORDS?
There are many misconceptions when it comes to obtaining mobile phone records, as they’re many companies online stating they can do such things. They cannot, this is a scam. Aside from the fact hacking into a company’s website, and extracting information is a felony, it’s just simply not possible. To obtain one’s phone records will require a subpoena from the courts, therefore you would need an attorney for such an action, however the courts rarely if ever will issue such for a civil matter. When a crime has been committed and law enforcement is investigating, that’s a different story. Don’t fall for someone on the internet stating they can get these records.
CAN A NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR HACK A PHONE?
We cannot hack a phone. Another misconception based on what some companies advertise to basically scam you. We get 100+ calls a month stating, “my phone has been hacked”. The only way this is generally done would be by someone having full access to your phone, placing an app on it that may send them data as to calls, or messages coming and going from the phone. Do a search for Apple vs FBI. Back in 2015 the FBI was investigating a case in CA that rocked the nation. They had an iPhone that was locked and requested Apple provide them with a path to get into the phone. Apple refused. If the FBI which of course is backed by The United States Federal Government can’t hack a phone, stands to reason a Private Investigator is not going to be able to do this either. If someone else has had access to your phone its recommended you take to your service provider to request they clean it out of any apps you may not be aware of.
CAN A NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR TRACK A PHONE?
Many times, what we may see in the movies we feel transcends to real life. What people generally mean by tracking a phone is doing what’s called a “ping”, whereas you’re telling the phone to send you a signal to provide its location. This can absolutely be done, however it’s not something a Private Investigator can do on their own. In most cases this would require a subpoena from the courts when a crime is being investigated by law enforcement. If someone is telling you they can do that, they’re not being truthful.
CAN A NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR PUT A TRACKER ON MY CAR?
It’s not legal without consent of “all” owners. However, even if you were to work around this, using the data from such is not going to 100% solidify say a charge of adultery which in most cases is the reason for using them in the first place, as there is no direct evidence to prove the person was driving that car. There is a lot various ruling in the courts when it comes to trackers. We generally don’t like them too much as we see no point in placing ourselves or our clients in a precarious position of legalities. We’ve managed to get along for 20+ years without them just fine.
WHAT DOES A NASHVILLE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR HAVE ACCESS TO?
Based on the license our agency holds, we’ve been vetted by various data companies that provide us information the common person cannot obtain. We do not have access to people’s bank accounts, brokerage accounts, 401’s etc. This like other areas discussed above is an area where some companies advertise they obtain say people’s bank records. We’re not saying we don’t how to do it, what we’re saying is we never would as it’s 100% illegal. As time goes on with things such a 2-step verification, codes being sent to one’s phone for access permissions it’s very unlikely should you decide to hire someone practicing illegal activities you’re going to really receive accurate data. Such information would require a subpoena from the courts to provide any real accuracy, and usefulness in a court of law. Finding things like hidden bank accounts in the Cayman Islands or such, is simply not something an investigator is going to be able to do for you.
WHO DO NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS WORK FOR?
We work directly with individuals and law firms for various case request. We have cases where say a wife hires us to monitor their spouse, we have cases where a grandparent hires us to monitor the parents. We have people hire our service for background searches, trying to locate people, needing the owner of properties. Primarily we’re hired by people who require information to help them get clarity as to what is going on for personal reasons, legal reasons, or to assist in decision making.
WHEN TO HIRE A NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR?
There are many reasons why someone may want to hire a Private Investigator. For us 90% of our work is when someone needs information about another persons habits for various reasons. Some are for legal reasons; some are just for closure or personal information. If you want to know something, can’t seem to get to the bottom of it yourself, give us a call and let’s see what we can do.
HOW TO HIRE A NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR?
If you found this website, then you’ve already figured out the largest part. The next step to hire an investigator would be to contact them, go over your needs or goals, and see if they’re a good fit for what you desire to know. It’s simple.
ARE PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS WORTH IT?
There is no definitive answer to this question. If you just started dating someone, think it might be long term, but have some questions about their activities whereas you wonder if you’re just being too suspicious and there could be some validity to your thoughts, look at it like this. You’re involved in something that could effect the rest of your life, so what’s the value to you? You’ve been involved in a child custody matter that’s been dragging on for 2+ years, you’ve spent thousands with a legal team, does not seem to be going anywhere, and you feel there could be some information out there to close the process, what’s the value there? It could even be as simple as wanting to know where your neighbor goes to breakfast each morning. Might seem a little silly, however each person has their owns wants and needs, so again what’s the value. Most investigators have a free consultation to go over a potential case, so there’s no harm in calling and talking about it. It’s all confidential.
HOW MUCH DOES A NASHVILLE TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR COST?
In most cases a Private Investigator is going to charge an hourly fee for surveillance. There’s going to be a rather standard fee, ours start at 75 per hour, some agencies we’ve heard of may be $150 hour. It really depends on the individual agency and the area of the country you’re needing service. An investigator here in Tennessee may be much cheaper than say one in Beverly Hills. For things such as locating someone in most cases it’s going to be a flat fee.
TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR JOB DESCRIPTION
A typical day for one of our field investigators would be going to a specific location at a specific time as outlined by our client. That investigator would locate the person or their vehicle, and then monitor their activities based on the clients wants or goals. The investigator would take photos, keep legal notes, and report that information back to their agency manager for client review.
TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR JOBS
Most agencies are always looking for that next rock star investigator. Many people that take on the job of an investigator might come from being retired law enforcement, retired miliary, or in some cases having a career goal in mind and being an investigator works into that that goal. Some investigators work in the field providing surveillance services, some investigators work inside the office running searches or providing support to the field investigators.
HOW TO BECOME A NASHVILLE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR?
Each state is going to have different rules or laws when it comes to being an investigator, here in the State of Tennessee we’re licensed by the Department of Commerce and Insurance (TCDI). You can visit their website for more information, however here’s a brief understanding: A person who conducts a business that provides private detective services must be licensed by the TCDI. Unless otherwise provided, a person must be licensed by the TCDI as a private detective or as an agency before the person may conduct a business or provide private detective services in the State An applicant may be either an individual or a firm. An individual shall be of good character and reputation. If the applicant is a firm, each firm member shall be of good character and reputation.
TENNESSEE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR LICENSE INFORMATION
Before any business or individual can conduct private investigation services in The State of Tennessee, they must be licensed by the TCDI. If you’re interested in hiring such then make sure the agency your hiring is fully licensed by the state.
WHO IS THE MOST FAMOUS PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR?
Though only a fictional character our answer would be Sherlock Holmes
WHO IS THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR IN THE WATCHER?
Theodora Birch did work on The Watcher case in real life. The family hired another private investigator; however, he didn’t have a similar backstory to the show’s quiet star. Theodora is a retired jazz singer with an eye and a talent for investigation.