What to know before you hire a private detective

Due to the growing professional intrusion in this area, it is important to make sure that when you hire a private detective, you are relying on a legally-qualified private detective. Hiring a person without the required authorization can be charged as an offense, and any evidence found would have no validity before judges or the courts, as it had not been obtained by a qualified private detective. You should request a contract for provision of services which should include the private detective's credentials and details of the services to be contracted.

  1. WORKING TOOLS.

    A private detective is the only person with the right knowledge tools to resolve your case.

  2. LEGAL TRAINING.

    A private detective is the only person with the legal training needed to carry out the required investigation.

  3. VALID EVIDENTE.

    Only evidence gathered by a private detective can be legally used before judges and courts.

  4. ADEQUATE PROCEDURES.

    The procedures used by a private detective will always be tailored to the legal regulations.

  5. FULL INDEPENDENCE.

    Contracting a detective ensures that they will act completely independently, outside the influence of external interference.

  6. INTERESTS OF THE CLIENT.

    A professional private detective will serve the client's interests, even when they are in opposition to the detective's own.

  7. PROFESSIONAL DISCRETION AND SECRECY.

    Contracting a private detective ensures the utmost discretion and confidentiality during the investigation.

  8. OBJECTIVE DATA.

    A private detective provides only objective and proven information.

  9. REASONABLE QUOTE.

    Magna Detectives provide reasonable quotes.

  10. ETHICAL CODE.

    Only a professional private detective will act according to the Code of Ethics of the Professional Association of Private Detectives of Spain (APDPE), to give the client peace of mind.

For more information, see the article "How to know if I have hired a real private detective" (Spanish) on our blog.

Also do not forget to visit our section on Legislation for private detectives in Spain and private security.