Frequently Asked Questions
1) What paperwork must be done to obtain investigative services ? We require a
basic investigative contract to be filled out and returned with your retainer. This
contract maybe emailed or faxed to you upon request if you are out of state or in
another part of the state.
2) What is a retainer ?: A retainer is a pre-determined amount of money placed
with the firm for investigative services. Our firm pays it's investigators their
hourly fees and expenses related to your investigation from this retainer.
3) Are Private Investigators required to be licensed in North Carolina ? YES If
someone offers to provide you or provides you with investigative services
without being licensed in North Carolina it is a criminal offense.
4) I think my spouse may be unfaithful but not sure: A good way to start is by
seeing how many signs they are currently showing of Infidelity.
5) How do I tell my attorney of your findings in a investigation ?: A written report
is furnished to each client within 30 days of the conclusion and payment of their
6) How much does a investigation cost ?: No two investigations are the same
and cost the same. We have rates based on hourly and daily fees as well as flat
rate fees. Before we begin any investigation we take the time to discuss rates
and what rate we feel is best suited for your investigation. Our rates are both
competitve and reasonable. We work with each client's financial situation as
much as possible.
7) Can you guarantee results ?: No Private Investigation firm can give you a
guarantee that they can give you the results you need. They can only guarantee
you that they will conduct the investigation professionally, ethically, objectively
and obtain the information in a legal manner that can be introduced into a court
of law should it be needed.
8) Can you help me record phone calls ?: NO Our firm does not record nor does
it instruct clients on how to record telephone calls.
9) Can you assist me in getting copies of cell phone bills? : Unless you are the
actual account holder the answer is no. They must be obtained through a
properly issued subpoena done by your attorney.
10) Do you travel to other states during a investigation?: YES It depends on
which state they travel to and if North Carolina has an agreement in place with
that state at the time.
11) Once started can I stop or pause a investigation? : YES just by contacting
12) Will I get to confront the male/female involved if your investigation shows
infidelity by my spouse?: This is not recommeded at all. Always let your results
speak loud and clear and through your attorney and the courts.
13) Who all will know that you are conducting a investigation for me?: No one,
we do not discuss any investigation being conducted with anyone except the
client and the client's attorney when notified to do so.
14) What if I have questions or concerns during a investigation ?: Please let
them be known so that we can address them as soon as possible.
T.J. Conner & Associates
P.O. Box 1859
Enka, North Carolina 28728
N.C. Lic. #2034
N.C. Lic. #4449
S.C. Lic. # D0003468
North Carolina Investigative Help