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The Importance of Hiring a PI before Court 

When you think of Court, or perceive court proceedings, hearings and trials, you may not initially think of Private Investigators. However, Private Investigators can play a large part in obtaining justice for you and your loved ones in your court proceedings. 

Today we're going to explore the reasons why you should consider hiring a P.I. before you step into your next court room, because it could be the difference in a good, or bad result. 


Obtaining Evidence
Providing Evidence in a trial, hearing or proceeding is crucial for the judge or jury to decide on the best outcome for the situation. However, it can often be incredibly difficult to obtain evidence on your own. Say you're trying to divorce your husband, and don't want him to get full custody of your children due to certain situations and circumstances, but can't prove to a court as to why they shouldn't get custody. 
Maybe you're trying to obtain a restraining order for a stalker or unwanted person, but can't prove that you're being followed. Perhaps you're trying to reclaim a stolen vehicle, and need to locate this vehicle, or the person who stole it.  
All of these instances need evidence. In order to get justice for you, and in some circumstances your children, you need to provide as much evidence as possible. We offer investigative services for these instances, and much, much more. If you're looking to provide further evidence in a lawsuit or case, you need to invest into a team of professional investigators. You can't DIY it, and you definitely can't jeopardise your case by doing it illegally, or incorrectly. 
If you need evidence, highly consider a P.I. to obtain this evidence, because it could be the difference in you winning or losing a court case. 

Locating Witnesses
In addition to obtaining evidence, sometimes the best way to prove something is via a witness. Witness' play a pivotal role in trails as they often confirm the evidence, or statements in any given trail or case. But perhaps you need a witness that you haven't seen in years, and are unsure of where they are. It might be an old friend or relative who moved abroad, or it might even be someone who doesn't want to be found. Over the last few years, multiple cases have required old school mates, friends from one's past and even long lost family members to testify in court. These types of people can be difficult to locate, especially if they don't want to be found. But where there's a will, there's a way. And if it restores justice, then it's definitely worth it. 

Serving Documents
We frequently work with law firms and individuals to serve papers to those who are required to be in court. There are certain legalities that surround the act of serving documents, which is why we believe it's a necessity to hire someone who will do it correctly. 

Not only this, and it may or may not come as a surprise to you, but some people don't want to go to court! Who would have thought? But in all seriousness, many who are required for court will suddenly be hard to locate simply due to the fact that they don't want to accept the charges. But don't worry because not only do we serve documents to, but offer locative services. So if they've done a runner, we''ll be able to locate them. 

When entering into a court room, you always want to step in with your best foot forward. You want to walk in with the knowledge that you have enough evidence for your proceedings, and that all who are required in court will be in attendance. You want to walk in knowing that justice will be served, and that the right, and most informed decision will be made by the judge. 
If you are in the midst of a proceeding and need to obtain evidence, or are about to enter one and need to assistance with evidence, locative services or with serving documents, enquire with us about our services sooner rather than later.

Ryan Lim