“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

People are going the do-it-yourself (DIY) route on all kinds of projects these days. Everything from home improvement projects, art projects, fixing appliances and even legal documents such as bankruptcies. However, there remain a number of things it’s just better to leave to the pros instead of trying to DIY – removing a venomous snake from your yard is a good example and so is private investigation. What you don’t know could hurt you, could hurt your case, could invalidate your evidence and could even land you in jail.

DIY Private Investigation: What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

If you do decide to try your hand at DIY PI, there are a range of negative consequences that can result. Let’s take a look at some undesirable outcomes of trying to do your own PI work.

Why You Really (Really) Should Hire a PI

The list of reasons why you really (really) should hire a PI is a very long one. Aside from avoiding the negative consequences above, here are a few additional ways hiring a bona fide PI benefit you and your case.

Private investigation is no Pinterest project. It takes training, skills and certifications/licensing that the average citizen just doesn’t have. Attempting DIY Private Investigation for your case or situation could also land you in some serious trouble. Does hiring a private investigator cost money? Yes. You are paying for all of the skills and access listed above and so much more when you hire a PI. When you look at the long-term costs of the potential negative consequences you could face by trying to do your own PI work, there is no question that hiring a skilled and legally licensed/certified private investigator is money well-spent.