Q: How much does a surveillance investigation cost?
Answer: The answer can be complicated. The final cost for any investigation depends on the complexity of the investigation and factors outside of the investigation. Surveillance Investigations are typically billed hourly. To receive an instant emailed quote of our hourly rate click here. For each hourly rate you will get one professional licensed investigator, a case manager and support staff to work on your case. The hourly rate starts when our investigator departs the office and ends when the investigator returns to the office. Before you contract with our firm all costs and expenses will be laid out in writing; there are no surprises or hidden costs. Every surveillance investigation is different, but we will also try to provide you with an average total cost of your investigation before the case starts.
Rates among private investigators vary through California and the Nation. Factors of price will typically include, locality, experience, competition and quality of service. Some private investigators charge as little as $55 an hour while other have been known to charge $325 an hour. The saying, “you get what you pay for” holds true when hiring a private investigator for a surveillance investigation. Its is very important that you research many investigators before hiring one. Often we tell potential clients to research our competition, we trust that they will return to Hodson P.I. Investigative Solutions.
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Laws concerning investigations vary state by state. Please check your local laws before conducting any investigation. Hodson and Associates, dba Hodson, P.I., Justin D. Hodson is not an attorney and does not provide legal advice.