Private Investigator FAQs

Here at Reveles Intelligence Group, we pride ourselves on offering our San Antonio community the very best in private investigation services. Our team has more than fifteen years of experience in private investigation and we are fully licensed. We also undergo regular field training and educational courses.

Many of the people who enlist our private investigator services are working with a PI for the very first time. If you’re reaching out, you may be in a stressful situation, perhaps searching for a missing person or wondering if your ex is violating a custody agreement. Whatever your situation or your experience with private investigators, you probably have questions! In today’s blog post, we’re answering a few of the commonly asked questions our private investigator department receives. We hope you find what you’re looking for, and if you have any further questions or would like to speak with us directly, you can contact us here.

What Does A Private Investigator Do?

Essentially, we help you find answers to your questions. Everyone who hires one of our private investigators comes to us with a unique situation and a unique question for us. Our job is to search for clues and gather evidence using all of the tools available to us. We will interview people, verify information, conduct surveillance, track down missing persons, and gather facts for court cases.

We offer a wide range of investigative services, including the following:

  • Surveillance
  • Insurance fraud
  • Infidelity
  • Undercover ops
  • Financial assets
  • DNA analysis
  • Custody and abuse
  • Hidden bank accounts
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Background checks
  • Missing persons

Who Hires Private Investigators?

The short answer: anyone! Our clients are law firms, businesses, insurance companies, and private citizens. If you are a lawyer or law firm looking to hire a private investigator, we can conduct digital forensics, surveillance, interviews, social media and OSINT research, and more to help you find evidence to support your case. Learn more about private investigators for lawyers and law firms.

How Do I Choose The Right Private Investigator?

You shouldn’t jump into a relationship with a private investigator without doing your research. Here at Reveles Intelligence Group, we offer free consultations where you can ask any questions that are important to you, such as the types of services we offer and our charges for those services. While we hope that you choose to work with our San Antonio team, we want you to pick the right PI for you.

When Do I Need A Private Investigator?

Sometimes, your lawyer may recommend that you hire a private investigator, and we can be helpful in finding evidence to support you in your case. For example, if you are planning to get divorced, you usually will need to have your spouse served. However, depending on the relationship, you may not know where they are. A private investigator can help you locate that person so that you can serve them with the divorce papers.

In some civil cases, it can be helpful to know more about the other side, and private investigators can conduct surveillance or review certain information such as online activity to help uncover information. For example, in child custody cases, a private investigator may interview individuals about who is actually providing care and supervision for the child.

If you are currently in a divorce case or other civil case, speak with your lawyer about whether hiring a private investigator could help your case. If you aren’t in a legal situation but are looking for answers to your questions or trying to find a missing person, our team can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation.

Is Using A Private Investigator Legal?

The act of hiring a private investigator doesn’t inherently violate any laws, but you need to be careful about the private investigator that you choose to hire. There are certain types of conduct — such as wiretapping, trespassing, and impersonating law enforcement — that is illegal. Our private investigators are more than happy to talk with you about the types of techniques we use to gather information and the legal bounds of our duties.


Reveles Intelligence Group – San Antonio Private Investigators

Our mission in everything we do is safety, security, and professionalism. Nate Lee, our founder, is a veteran and served overseas in Afghanistan performing private security operations. We are a member of the United States Association of Professional Investigators, the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, and the Better Business Bureau. Contact us today to get started.