Private Investigations and Personal Security/chase


In one scene in my book, I wanted to have the private investigators go to the home of a friend to ask questions about a missing person. The friend runs and the investigators chase him. Turns out he thought they were cops trying to arrest him for something (not serious) I thought he could be an illegal alien, but I wanted something else. For what other reasons could a person be hiding and running from police?


A person could run from the cops for multiple things. Although, the issue is determining what you mean by not serious. Nonetheless, here are a couple of ideas:
1. Bench Warrant
2. A crime (big or small/Felony or Infraction) that they believe Law Enforcement would come to there resident to make an arrest. However, Law Enforcement will only visit your house to make an arrest (generally) on felony related crimes or to interview a person based of a reported crime (generally a felony) that the person may have knowledge about.
3. Bail Skip (Generally PI's/Bounty Hunters and or Bail Bondsman will visit a residence to make an apprehension, not Law Enforcement although they will aid in detaining these suspects.
4. Felony crimes like (some are low level felony or misdemeanors) like Receiving Stolen Property, Drug Use & Sales and or theft. If a person is a thief and has stolen items on his property, he might want to run if said property is on the premises. Although, theft in CA under a certain amount would be a misdemeanor.

At the end of the day, a Bench Warrant for anything from a Failure to Appear for a traffic violation to a more serious crime might be the answer you are looking for. However, most people are generally surprised when they get picked up for a bench warrant, because they never showed up to the court hearing and don't know what powers the judge has.

Hope this helps...

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I enjoy answering questions relating to private & general investigations including but not limited to locates, skip tracing, surveillance, stalking, child custody, criminal defense, civil, corporate security/executive protection, workplace violence/threat assessments, personal security, security surveillance systems and GPS tracking/monitoring products & services. Specifically, I answer questions regarding state laws concerning private investigation practices, as well as the best practices & standard operating procedures used by most reputable private investigative firms. I can give you state & federal references when dealing with issues that may or may not be legal in your specific state. IE- Some states have laws which conflict with federal law such as California's "2 party law" for surreptitious audio recordings. I offer tips on how to identify the right investigative firm for your particular case and what type of questions that investigative firm should be asking you. QUICK TIP #1: NEVER hire a Private Investigative firm that is not concerned about providing you a written contract that specifically outlines the agreement and responsibilities of both parties!!! A written contract should be expected & demanded by both investigative firm and client 95% of the time. I have numerous resources and will point you in the right direction. Whether it is hiring an attorney, a specialist or offering tips on conducting LEGAL investigations & research yourself. I offer advise regarding the kind of info you can legally obtain, what's not legal for you to obtain and when you need to hire a professional to obtain the info on your behalf. Lastly, I have over 20 yrs of experience as a Security Professional/Consultant and 12+ yrs within the Investigative profession. As the 2009 President of a state Private Investigation Association, I have professional knowledge, experience & established resources that supply me with the most recent legislative issues & industry trends.


Corinthian Group experience includes but not limited to all areas of surveillance including Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud, Domestic Infidelity Cases, Computer Investigations & Forensics, Personal Injury & Automobile Liabilty, Loss Prevention, theft interviewing & interrogation techniques, Under Cover assignments, Stalking prevention & suppression, surveillance tactics & countermeasures and surveillance system & lighting consultation experience. Corinthian Group also has experience in security consultation & protective services to the corporate & private sector. These services include Bodyguard/Executive Protection, identity theft prevention, work place violence & volitale terminations, GPS tracking/monitoring services, TSCM/Debugging( Technical Surveillance Countermeasures) and security system products & diagramming experience.

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Elected as the Association President of PICA in 2009. PICA was an Association that focused on legislative bills that would have a negative impact on our profession if passed at the state level... PICA was a member oriented association that was positioning itselt to provide its members with resources to help them successful grow and or sustain their businesses. Awarded for presentation of GPS Tracking devices. Honored for service as the 2009 PICA President and the 2008 & 2007 PICA 2nd Vice President respectively.

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