Best 30 Private Investigators Detectives in Pittsburgh, PA with Reviews -

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By: Katie S.
Alabaster Investigations
I was very impressed with Gabriel and his PI firm. I have to say that I was extremely pleased with the high degree of professionalism, hard work, surveillance skills and confidentiality.I highly recommend Gabriel Alkhdour and Alabaster Investigations. If you need accurate information about your life or job, this is the man to hire.Thank you so much
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By: Sean F.
Empire Investigation
All the investigation issues that reach Empire Investigation LLC, are dealt with care. They have the best men working for them, and it needs some serious courage to go to such extent for solving the cases.
By: Linda H.
Empire Investigation
Professional and Confidential. I am very impressed with the work product provided by Mr. Kresson and his staff. I highly recommend their services. Thanks Bob.
By: sfagentrskaggs
Empire Investigation
You are truly the most outstanding group of professionals in your field...and i would highly rrcommend you for any of investigative needs.
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By: Leslie D.
Empire Investigation
Empire Investigators is top-notch. The way the professionals handled my child custody investigations is simply impressive.
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By: Mark A.
Empire Investigation
An experienced team of Empire Investigation successfully met my forensic needs. I appreciate their help.
Tips & Advices
There are many different types of PIs. The easiest way to differentiate is to break them down into specialties, which include, but are not limited to, background checks (for a potential hiring candidate or investment); civil investigations (gathering evidence for a civil trial); surveillance, (missing person, cheating spouse); insurance and insurance fraud (conning an insurance company); non-insurance related fraud (misrepresentation by a job applicant); corporate investigations (loss or theft of proprietary information); accident reconstructions (to determine cause, location, liability); domestic investigations (divorce, infidelity, drug, sexual or physical abuse); and infidelity and/or cheating spouses.
The best way to find a PI is through a referral. If referral is not an option, begin by researching online  to find PIs in your area. After identifying candidates, check their qualifications such as history, education, and practical experience. Interview the candidate, check affiliations and certifications, and, of course, costs and fees.
In certain instances, PIs can and do work in concert with law enforcement in criminal cases. However, PIs do not have the same authority and, therefore, are limited in the scope of their investigative authority. On the other hand, not being a member of law enforcement allows the PI to work outside some of the strict rules that law enforcement and the legal sector are bound by. Often the PI is working in concert with law enforcement where information sharing is vital to all parties.
It is absolutely legal to hire a private investigator, as long as both parties are operating within the boundaries of the law.
Laws allowing PIs, or any private citizen’s right to carry guns, vary from state to state. Concealed weapons permits are a separate license. Laws on carrying weapons and concealed weapons vary from state to state, so research and understand the laws in your state addressing weapons and concealment.

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