How much does a private investigator cost?
California Private Investigator Lance Casey & Associates states "private investigator costs can range between $75 - $200 per hour. Most firms charge an up front retainer from $1,000 - $5,000. Our firms rate for private investigation is $125 per hour. The amount of our up front retainer depends on the type of case.
What do private investigators do?
California Private Investigator Lance Casey & Associates states "private investigators serve legal papers, witness interviews, skip trace searches, in the field locates, cheating partner surveillance."
How much is a private investigator to find someone?
California Private Investigator Lance Casey & Associates states "The price to find someone can range from $25 - $500. The lower price searches are from online people search websites. I don't recommend these because they are mostly trying to sell you the higher price report. Lance Casey & Associates charges $75 for a private investigator database search. We search private investigator databases, property ownership records, County courthouse records and come up with the most current address. The best way locate someone is to find them in the field. This involves using the information obtained from the skip trace search and attempting to locate their new address. Need to locate a persons current address and need more than a database search. In the field skip trace search is $300. This gives you up to 5 hours of in the field investigation attempting to locate their new address.