INVESTIGATIVE FEE SCHEDULE


After our initial consultation, we will develop an investigative plan based on your goals and objectives. In most cases, we will submit a proposal for services that outlines all estimated costs and fees to complete your investigation. In some cases, we may offer a fixed rate for some services based on the complexity of the assignment. 


Prior to the commencement of services, clients are required to sign an investigative agreement and deposit a retainer fee; or pay the agreed upon fixed rate upfront. We accept all major credit cards.

 

For surveillance assignments, we recommend  a minimum of 20 hours to obtain a pattern of evidence and documentation to use in court, especially in family law cases, child custody matters and co-habitation investigations. 


GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS Hourly Rate $100.00 

  • Civil Investigations, Corporate Investigations, Family Law Investigations
  • Criminal Defense (Case reviews, Witness Locates, Client Visits, Mitigation)
  • Investigative and Data Base Research; Intelligence gathering
  • Travel expenses, airfares and hotels are billed separately

$100.00 


SURVEILLANCE INVESTIGATIONS Hourly Rate

  • $150.00 per hour, for two investigators; $50.00 each additional investigator
  • Mileage billed at .58 cents a mile (IRS Rate)
  • Mileage outside SD County billed at .58 cents a mile
  • Includes investigative report with video/photo evidence

$125.00


COURT APPEARANCES & DEPOSITIONS Hourly Rate

  • 4-hour minimum per investigator
  • Applies to pre-trial preparation, appearances, case review and evaluations.
  • Travel expenses, airfares and hotels costs are billed separately 

$125.00


MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES Rates

  • Person Locate/Skip-Trace from $500.00 fixed rate
  • Background/Criminal Checks from $500.00 fixed rate
  • *GPS Tracking Device: $50.00 daily rental rate. Deposit: $250.00.
  • *GPS Tracking Device: $300.00 weekly rental rate (7 Days). Deposit: $250.00
  • GPS installation and removal by licensed investigator: $295.00 Flat Rate


*Under California law PC 637.7, all users of GPS trackers to monitor movements of vehicles MUST be the registered owner, lessor or lessee. We do require a copy of the vehicle registration prior to accepting any GPS tracking assignments or rentals to assure compliance.



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