More “private investigators” are breaking the law by claiming they are exempt from the state law requirement that they have a private investigator license because they claim they’re an “employee” of a law firm, but in reality they’re just a contractor getting a 1099 at tax time!
Employees of a law firm (or just about any business) may not need a P.I. License to conduct investigations for the company as “in-house” investigators, but… if you’re a “contractor” and not truly an “employee” as defined by law, then you may be committing a misdemeanor!
Don’t think you’ve out-smarted the system. Regrettably, the system is stacked against you if you don’t already have your P.I. license. And if the state discovers you doing investigations without a license, I can almost guarantee any “reason” you have the state has seen before and will handle with extreme prejudice.
You can still do it! People get their licenses everyday. But it’s tough.
Keep it legal and ethical and, as always, do the right thing, even if it’s the hard thing.
Committed to your success,
Private Investigator &
#1 Best Selling Author
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