Private Investigations

What is a private investigator?

A private investigator is a person you hire to find information.  You need a special license to practice in North Carolina.  If you don’t follow the State’s rules, you will lose your license. If you work without a license, you risk jail time.  An investigator uses different methods to get information.  Some methods include:

  • Surveillance
  • Interviews
  • Research
  • Documentation
  • Observation 


What can a private investigator do?

Some things a private investigator can do in North Carolina include:

  • Investigate crimes 
  • Research the actions and conduct of people
  • Find lost property
  • Determine the cause of fires, accidents, etc.
  • Secure evidence
  • Protect people from serious bodily harm or death


What is surveillance and do I need it?

Merriam-Webster defines surveillance as “close watch kept over someone or something (as by a detective).”  In other words, it’s watching for something to happen.  If your case requires surveillance, you should know how it works.  And you should know surveillance does not guarantee results. Surveillance relies on the actions of the watched person. An investigator can help increase the chances of success by using tools. A GPS tracker lets an investigator track a vehicle from a distance. Camera systems can monitor a location around the clock. An investigator can access some camera systems from afar. An investigator must use research and technology in surveillance.

Do you need surveillance? Most cases do not require it. In our experience, interviews and research provide better results. The details of your case affect the approach. We suggest contacting us to discuss your case to determine the best plan.


What is Aubor Group’s specialty?

Our firm focuses on criminal defense cases. We understand the criminal justice system and the players involved. We work with defense attorneys to review criminal investigations. Law enforcement officers make mistakes just like the rest of us. Sadly, their mistakes can ruin lives. You can benefit from hiring an investigator no matter the crime. You may also be able to have the State pay for the investigation. If you would like to learn more, please give us a call. 

What other types of cases do we work?

We do work other types of cases on a limited basis. These types of cases include:

  • Child custody 
  • Divorce
  • Cheating spouse
  • Asset location
  • Fraud
  • Missing persons
  • Background checks

If we can’t take your case, we will connect you with an investigator who can.