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The TALI Winter Conference 2015

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The TALI Winter Conference 2015

Last month, the team of investigators at Owens Investigations attended the TALI Winter Conference 2015, sponsored by the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators. So why did we attend this, and why would I bother telling you about it here on our blog? There are several reasons why we attend; some you may be able to guess, and some you might not. People often think we attend to find new business, but that is probably the last thing I expect to find when I attend a TALI Convention. However, there are some important business related aspects. I talked with several vendors that I directly do...

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What Do Private Investigators Really Do?

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What Do Private Investigators Really Do?

One of the questions I get asked a lot from people who are not familiar with my business is about exactly what do we do. Like most things in life, if you don’t have any experience in a particular area, then the only things you know about that topic is what you have seen, heard, or read. Private investigators have long been the focus of movies, TV shows, and books. So I encounter people all the time whose only understanding of what a private investigator does is what they have seen on a television show. Unfortunately, what I typically do has almost no resemblance to what you have seen...

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We Have Moved to Las Colinas

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We Have Moved to Las Colinas

Moving is always stressful, but we are happy to announce that our offices have moved to Las Colinas. Located in the heart of the Irving, Texas business district, Las Colinas is the home of many Fortune 500 companies, law firms, and businesses of all sizes and types. We are excited about the new opportunities to make new corporate and legal connections, as we continue to expand our private investigator business. We are actually closer to downtown Dallas and the courthouses now, and the central location of Las Colinas gives us access to major highways to get us all around the metroplex. We are...

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Self Incrimination & the 5th Amendment: A Private Investigator’s View

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Self Incrimination & the 5th Amendment: A Private Investigator’s View

Self incrimination. The 5th Amendment. We are all very familiar with those terms, or at least we have all heard them. Many people think that when you “plead the 5th” that you do so because you are guilty of something. We have all seen a TV show or movie where the officer reads the bad guy his Miranda warning. But you might not be thinking of the right against self incrimination in the correct way. Read the definitions of incriminate below: 1) Make someone appear guilty of a crime or wrongdoing.  2) Strongly imply the guilt of someone. At first glance you might think these refer...

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Why a Private Investigator Can Be a Lawyer’s Secret Weapon

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Why a Private Investigator Can Be a Lawyer’s Secret Weapon

I am always being asked about what my job consists of, and what kind of things I do each day. One of the areas in which our company works is providing litigation support. We work with firms that have several attorneys and paralegals, and we work with attorneys that have single-person practices. While I may be biased, I do believe that we are incredibly useful in both scenarios. Because we are a small, privately owned firm we are able to adjust to the needs of our clients, and we don’t mind tackling a variety of tasks. Let me tell you why I think a private investigator can be a...

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The Drawbacks of Being a Private Investigator

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The Drawbacks of Being a Private Investigator

There are many things I like about being a professional private investigator. I like solving mysteries, putting the puzzle pieces together, helping people when they have a real need in their life, the thrill of finding THE answer, meeting new people, working with other professionals, learning new things… the list goes on. However, there are also drawbacks of being a private investigator. One of the biggest problems that just about every private investigator I know encounters is the perception that we can and will do anything to “get the job done.” I always try to explain to...

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