Covert Results investigations division attracts all walks of life. We go above and beyond to help every single client in every way possible. Many times we get a request to conduct an investigation and we always ask if the client is working directly with an attorney or lawyer on their case. A potential client does not have to have a lawyer to engage with our firm, but it is best to achieve your goal if the investigation is worked in tandem with a lawyer. 

Many times lawyers rely on the licensed private investigator to communicate with the client and relay accurate and updated information so that the client is up to date and the lawyer can work on other projects with that client or others. So how is a private investigator different from a lawyer?

A private investigator and a lawyer have different roles and responsibilities, although there may be some overlap in certain situations.

Here are some key differences between the two:

  1. Purpose: A private investigator is hired to gather information and evidence, while a lawyer is hired to provide legal advice and representation.

  2. Authority: A private investigator has no legal authority to make arrests, issue warrants, or prosecute cases. A lawyer, on the other hand, is licensed to practice law and has the authority to represent clients in court.

  3. Skills: Private investigators are skilled in conducting surveillance, interviewing witnesses, and gathering information through various means, such as online searches and background checks. Lawyers, on the other hand, are skilled in legal analysis, negotiation, and advocacy.

  4. Ethics: Both private investigators and lawyers are bound by ethical codes, but the nature of their work can create different ethical dilemmas. Private investigators must be careful not to violate people’s privacy rights or engage in illegal activities, while lawyers must ensure that they are representing their clients within the bounds of the law and ethical standards.

Overall, while there may be some overlap in their roles, a private investigator and a lawyer serve different purposes and have different skills and responsibilities. So how can private investigators and lawyers work together to help a client achieve their goal?

Private investigators and lawyers can work together in a number of ways to support their clients’ legal interests. 

Here are a few examples:

  1. Evidence gathering: Private investigators can assist lawyers by gathering evidence to support their clients’ cases. This may involve conducting surveillance, interviewing witnesses, or performing background checks to uncover information that can be used in court.

  2. Witness location: Private investigators can help lawyers locate witnesses who may be difficult to find, such as those who have moved or changed their names. This can be especially helpful in cases where witness testimony is crucial.

  3. Due diligence: Private investigators can assist lawyers in performing due diligence on potential clients, partners, or opponents. This can involve researching their financial histories, criminal records, and other relevant information to help lawyers make informed decisions.

  4. Process serving: Private investigators can serve legal documents, such as subpoenas or summonses, on behalf of lawyers. This can be especially helpful in cases where the recipient is difficult to locate or unwilling to accept the documents.

Overall, private investigators and lawyers can work together to provide a comprehensive legal service that includes investigation, evidence gathering, and legal representation. By combining their skills and resources, they can help their clients achieve the best possible outcomes in their legal matters. It is important to note that licensed private investigators with Covert Results are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice. Covert Results is comprised of consultants and experts in various fields that will consult with lawyers on the strategy of their case. It is a team effort! 

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