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Nationwide Legal Investigations has been providing professional, licensed private investigation and private detective services, to businesses and individuals in California and beyond since 2007. Our clients include law firms, insurance companies, major corporations, and small businesses.

Our California-based private investigations, and our private detectives, also provide many services to private individuals. Our work for individuals includes discrete marital infidelity investigation, spouse and nanny surveillance, and child custody monitoring.


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Why Clients Choose Us?

Our detective work and investigative work incorporate state of the art technology. All of our undercover private detectives are hand-selected and use street-smart old-fashioned logic, shoe leather, effort and attention to detail to achieve results. Our gritty approach sets us apart from the rest. 


Our staff includes police-trained, seasoned professional investigators, document experts, interview experts, and industry experts in the credit, collections, lending, and legal fields. We take pride in employing only individuals who possess the utmost personal integrity. 


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How quickly can you start a private investigation?

    It is often possible to start a new case immediately. Usually, a 24-hour notice is plenty of time. When you call Nationwide Legal Investigations, you will go through a comprehensive free consultation with a private detective to gather all of the facts of your specific case. Nationwide Legal Investigations prides itself on fast turnaround time and prompt responses to all individuals.

    What information is required to start a surveillance investigation?

    Nationwide Legal Investigations needs very detailed information before starting a surveillance. It is best to gather all of the subject’s personal information (daily habits, photographs, physical description, vehicle description, work location, and home address). It is very important to our private investigators to have all this information to make a case profile of the subject and anticipate his or her moves. We will also need the best time a subject leaves for the gym, work, home, friend’s house etc.

    Nationwide Legal Investigations’ private detectives understand this may be the first time you are going through this experience, but rest assured we handle all cases professionally and discreetly. Surveillance is billed on an hourly basis plus a mileage charge. Rates depend on where the surveillance will take place. Before the case is started, Nationwide Legal Investigations will establish a strategy depending on the circumstances and your needs. Once this plan is in place, a budget can be discussed. We will never go over the surveillance time allotted according to your budget, without obtaining your permission beforehand. Private investigative services are payable in advance of the work being conducted. Payment can be made by credit card, cash, check, or money order.

    How many investigators are used on a domestic surveillance case?

    The number of private detectives used on a given case depends on a number of factors. Basic surveillance on an individual being followed from home or an uncomplicated work situation can be conducted by one investigator. More complicated scenarios, such as following someone from a high-rise office building, airport, or hotel may require an additional private investigator.

    Other factors in which we may recommend a second investigator include fast and aggressive drivers and extra alert drivers who always watch the rear-view mirror. An additional private detective increases the cost of surveillance, and this factor is also taken into consideration in arriving at your budget. For a proper frame of reference, consider the fact that no law enforcement agency would ever conduct surveillance with less than two cars and few do that. The more private detectives, the less likely the chance of detection.

    Is my information kept a secret?

    Yes, and any information submitted to us verbally or online is kept secret and confidential.

    How is the surveillance plan established?

    Planning is often more important than execution. The better job Nationwide Legal Investigations does of designing the surveillance, the more likely it is to be more productive and the more cost-effective it will be. Because you know more about your spouse’s behavior than we ever will, our private detectives will rely on you to assist us in developing the correct time and place to watch them. We need you to determine when they are most likely to be engaged in this behavior and where we should start surveillance. All these questions and more go into creating an effective surveillance strategy.

    Can I get a free price quote?

    Yes! Call Nationwide Legal Investigations at (877) 493-3463 and we will set up a no-obligation FREE CONSULTATION. 

    What if I am wrong?

    If our private detectives find there is no evidence that a subject for example “is cheating,” you will have gained peace of mind about your relationship. Since our investigations are 100% confidential, you will not have risked sacrificing the relationship if you are wrong.

    Is it legal to follow or conduct surveillance on another person?

    It is legal to conduct surveillance on a person for legitimate purposes. You must hire a licensed private investigator to carry out assignments. It is illegal in all states to record the voice without at least one person’s consent. Many states require all parties to consent to an audio recording.

    Will the suspected cheater find out if they are being watched?

    Our surveillance investigations are 100% confidential. Nationwide Legal Investigations does everything necessary to ensure the covert nature of the investigation. If we ever perceive that the security of the investigation is threatened, we back off and re-evaluate with your input.  One important point: Never threaten to hire a private detective. This could make the suspected cheater more difficult to watch. If you have done this, be sure to tell us ahead of time so we can prepare.

    How do you follow someone?

    The techniques of tailing people are an acquired skill. When our private investigators are following someone, we are constantly weighing two factors against each other. First, we want to stay close enough to make sure we do not lose the subject at a traffic light or in heavy traffic. However, we are constantly balancing this against staying so close that we run the risk of being observed by the subject. The art of balancing these two factors in a variety of situations can be executed well only by having an experienced private investigator working the case. In some cases, a second investigator is preferable or required which allows us to keep safer distances while not minimizing the chance of losing the subject.

    What do I do once surveillance is set up?

    Once you are aware that our private detectives have put the surveillance plan is in place, it is important that you do not do anything to alert the subject of the private investigation. Do not change your habits and do not ask too many questions about their activities.

    Is your firm up to date with security devices?

    Yes, we use the latest and greatest technology devices to assist in solving our client’s cases as quickly and accurately as possible. Nationwide Legal Investigations’ private investigators use the most advanced GPS tracking devices and video cameras.

    What evidence will I receive at the conclusion?

    The evidence collected in all private investigation surveillance consists of the videotape of the activities and the surveillance report, which details all of the activity in writing. Both are submitted to you, or if you wish we can maintain them for you.

    How can I reach your office?

    You can call our Los Angeles private investigators office at (877) 493-3463 or email us at Investigations@Nationwidelegal.com.  

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