Private Investigators in Northern California

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If you are looking into private investigators, look no further than Nighthawk Private Investigations. With more than 25 years of experience throughout nrthern California, the professionals at Nighthawk are ready to take any case. We have private detective services for cases of all sizes, large or small. And we have types of investigators to suit every need. So whether that means a background check for a client in San Jose or an insurance investigation in Mission Valley, we are ready to assist.

When you look for a private detective, you need more than just any private investigations company. You need a private investigation firm that gets results. You can trust Nighthawk to find the answers you're seeking, and fast. We have plenty of private investigators near you, everywhere from Sacramento to San Diego. So if you need a detective in Santa Ana or Mission Valley, you can be confident that Nighthawk will be working for you.

"My company has used Nighthawk Investigations on many occasions over the past 10 years for all our pre-employment screening as well as suspected cases of fraud and various other jobs. They have always been prompt, professional and efficient so we don't hesitate to call them."
-Jack Adams
About Us
Private Investigator

Our investigators are required to stay current of the latest developments in areas that impact our fields such as law and technology. We are passionate about our work. We have a deep appreciation for the fact that each client that trusts us with their case is quite often doing so with their life on the line. We are members of the community as well, so rest assured that when you call us you won't be speaking to an investigator in another city or state that contracts out your file to the lowest bidder. You have our guarantee that you will be treated with respect and confidentiality. Once we agree to work together, all our resources, experience, and intelligence will be immediately put to use in your case. Take it from one of our previous clients;

"I called Nighthawk at the recommendation of a police sergeant friend. Within days they had the information I was seeking and my entire case was made which saved me thousands of dollars. Their fee was more than reasonable and I couldn't have been happier." -Ryan Z., Master Chef

The cost of doing business is where asset investigators specialize. The global nature of business in the modern economy means that assets travel faster every day. And that goes for Nighthawk just like anyone else. Thankfully for you, we have some of the best rates around. You can look from Berry Park to Irvine and you will not find better asset search costs. On top of that, you know that you'll receive the most professional and thorough investigation possible.

Some high profile cases we've been involved with
  • 2002 People v Scott Peterson
  • 2002 The Disappearance of Chandra Levy
  • 2009 U.S. vs Mark Christian Anderson
  • 2009 U.S. vs Vang Pao, et al
  • 2013 Isaiah Fowler murder trial
Memberships and Affiliations
California Association of Licensed Investigators
Innocence Project
Professional Investigators of California
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
National Council of the Investigation and Security Professions
"I suspected my fiance was cheating and hired them. My suspicions were true and I got the proof I needed. Better to have known before saying I do."
-Chris M
Our Services

Within our private detective services, there are various types of investigators. Each has their own specialty with regard to the cases that they are assigned. Private investigations come in all shapes and sizes. We match the service that we offer to your need so you get the experience you deserve and the results you are looking for. We know that private investigations can be very personal matters, especially when it involves child custody or marital infidelity. Here at Nighthawk we utilize the types of investigators that will handle cases with tact and professionalism.

Asset Investigators

Are you concerned that a business you've invested in isn't telling you everything? Or do you need more information before going to trial with a case? Maybe you haven't heard back from the business partner that manages your book keeping? There are times when you need to locate assets like property, vehicles or bank accounts. At times like those, you need an asset investigator from Nighthawk Private Investigators. This licensed individual will make sure that you get the information you need for things like a business venture, civil litigation, or an investment opportunity. We conduct our asset searches with the utmost integrity and professionalism, taking care to get all the facts and information. And with our competitive pricing, the asset search cost is affordable, no matter your budget.

Our dedicated team of investigators have more than 25 years of experience in private investigations. They represent the best that California has to offer in terms of getting to the bottom of any issue or problem. We pride ourselves on providing asset investigators that will work tirelessly to get the job done right, and fast. When you call or see us in person, you can have confidence in the licensed professionals that will walk you through the entire process of and asset investigation.

Asset Searches

There are many avenues that we take to track down assets. Whether that means searching through public records or tax returns, our private investigators will do everything in their power to get the information you need. Asset searches are critical to making informed decisions for your business or personal finances. With our asset investigators throughout California, you can find a local detective that fits your case. That way, you know you're getting the right person for the job.

Getting the right information is critical to making the right choices for you and your assets. Trust your local investigators to track down previously undisclosed information, such as hidden assets or a record of fraud. If there's anything to uncover, we do whatever we can to find it and bring it to light.

Asset Search Cost

The cost of doing business is where asset investigators specialize. The global nature of business in the modern economy means that assets travel faster every day. And that goes for Nighthawk just like anyone else. Thankfully for you, we have some of the best rates around. You can look from Berry Park to Irvine and you will not find better asset search costs. On top of that, you know that you'll receive the most professional and thorough investigation possible. Take it from one of our previous clients;

Criminal Background Check

When you hire a new employee for your business, you need to be sure that individual comes with a sterling record. The same is true when you look for a babysitter for your children, or a renter for a property that you own. There are times when you need a federal background check to have an accurate and detailed picture of who you're dealing with. In terms of business partners and family connections, it can be a matter of your livelihood and safety. It's a matter of finding possible sex offenders, past criminal records and other important information. At those times, you need a criminal background check done on the individual in question. That's where Nighthawk steps in. We offer the best background check service available.

From the local to federal level, we have you covered. Whether you're in Deer Run or North Highlands, criminal background checks cover any public website or databases. We also search private sources from across the globe. When it comes to your business associates or family, you deserve nothing but the best. You deserve to know if a potential employee has a criminal past. Make sure you know what you're getting when you hire someone. We can find anything from their aliases, known associates, maiden names, court records and national criminal records.

Federal Background Check

We know that you want the most accurate and complete information about the people you do business with. And it's also true that some records can be inaccurate or incomplete. That's why we offer federal background checks as part of our services. With a federal background check, you have access to far more information and records that cross state lines. Similar to a criminal background check, that means if a contractor had to leave another state because of shady business practices, you'll know about it. Or if a renter from out of town is delinquent on other payments, you wont be left holding the bag. Federal background checks make certain that situations like those do not fall through the cracks. That way you can steer clear of suspicious individuals, and save yourself the headache of dealing with them later.

Best Background Check Service

Nighthawk Private Investigations is a premier background check company, and offers the best background check service that you will find anywhere in California. We search billions of records from multiple databases. Whether it involves a criminal background check, a check for employment, or your own personal use, our investigations are comprehensive and accurate. We have access to any of the many publicly available websites and databases that aggregate information. And we sift for the information that is the most relevant to you. You can be confident going forward with hiring that nanny or going to a new doctor, and you can trust your home to a renter that passed one of our comprehensive checks.

"They have always been prompt, professional and efficient so we don't hesitate to call them every time we are in need of investigative services."
-Jack Adams, Owner of Consumer's Choice Pest Control.

Infidelity Investigations

There's no way to know exactly what your spouse does when he or she is away. But if you have suspicions about your significant other, infidelity investigations can get you the clearest picture of what is actually going on. Infidelity investigations are comprehensive and fast, giving you the answers that you need to make an informed decision regarding your marriage. Hiring a private investigator for a cheating husband, for example, can give you the peace of mind that you wouldn't otherwise have. In addition, it can give you the hard evidence you need if you plan on going to court. Cheating spouse investigations are one of our specialties. We use state of the art techniques and tools to bring all the facts to light. And we know that these are very personal situations, so we work hard to ensure discretion in all cases.

"These guys are terrific! They were able to catch my former husband and his little bimbo secretary cheating on both their spouses. They got all the evidence I needed to take S.O.B. to the cleaners and for that I am grateful."
-Krista R, Walnut Creek CA

If you are wondering how to catch a cheating spouse, the answer is very simple. A private investigator for cheating husbands is the fastest and easiest way to find the truth about your marriage. At Nighthawk, we don't waste time with hearsay or rumors. Through our infidelity investigations, we get the facts, and let you do what you want with them. Our private investigators are diligent and thorough, leaving no question as to the conclusion they reach. That's what matters the most when you hire a private investigator for a cheating husband. The detectives at Nighthawk have been doing infidelity investigations for more than 25 years, and know all the best methods for tracking down the truth. Whatever your suspicions about your spouse, you can trust that our detectives will find answers.

Cheating Spouse Investigations

What does it mean to conduct a cheating spouse investigation? It involves using state of the art technology and tried and true methods. By being diligent in our infidelity investigations, we can uncover if there is in fact a cheating husband or wife in your marriage. Following up with their close friends or coworkers, finding out the restaurants or bars they frequent, and learning their schedule are some of the easiest methods our detectives have for uncovering cheating in a relationship. Most importantly, we remain undetected while we gather information.

If we find evidence of a cheating spouse, you can take it to divorce proceedings or to court if need be. Although sometimes during our cheating spouse investigations, we may find that there in fact is no infidelity going on. In that case, you have the best result possible; your own peace of mind. So whatever the result may be, you have a definitive answer as to what your spouse is getting up to, and you have hard evidence to go with it, thanks to a professional infidelity investigation.

What do you do when the person that hit your car won't pay for it? What about when you find out someone isn't taking good care of a relative of yours? When people are negligent or accidentally cause harm, you need to start a civil investigation to get things straight. People file civil lawsuits for a variety of different reasons, and each needs it's own investigation. A case involving a personal injury investigation from a reckless driver for instance. That can cause physical injuries and cost you thousands of dollars. Or falling off a ladder at work could injure your back, resulting in you needing a workers compensation investigation. Even when it comes to personal matters like child custody investigations, you need to know all the facts. That's when it pays to have a child custody private investigator on your side.

Personal Injury Investigations

If you get hurt due to someone else's actions, you may have a case against that person. In that instance, you need to conduct a personal injury investigation to get all the facts about what occurred. That's where our investigators step in. We bring more than 25 years of experience in personal injury investigations to your team. Our detectives will get records, names and dates relevant to the case, and track down witnesses that may have seen what happened when the accident occurred. When it comes to civil investigations, our clients know that we check every possible lead. With person injury investigations in particular, there can be weeks or months from when the incident occurred to when any progress is made toward a settlement. We make sure that doesn't become wasted time, and that you know that progress is constantly being made.

Workers Compensation Investigations

Anyone can injure themselves at work. What's important is that if that happens, you get the compensation that you deserve. That means you need to know what your employer owes you. The best way to ensure that that happens is to open a workers compensation investigation. This form of civil investigation focuses on tracking down the coworkers and superiors that would have knowledge on the incident in question. We will interview any relevant personnel, looking for previously undisclosed information. Our workers compensation investigations are thorough and complete, to make sure you get the money you deserve.

Child Custody Investigations
Child Custody Investigations

At Nighthawk Private Investigations, we have years of experience looking into the details of child custody lawsuits. We take our time finding out exactly what happened, and forming those details into a complete narrative. All that information is brought to your lawyer, and helps bolster your case in court. Our highest priority is ensuring that you go to trial with the best information available to your lawyer. Having a civil investigation of that scope makes the job of your attorney simpler and easier. It saves time for them to focus on building your case. And it gives you the peace of mind that comes with having a trusted team on your side.

Child Custody Private Investigators

Nighthawk takes detailed and accurate notes on every aspect of the investigation. Our child custody private investigators work tirelessly to make exhaustive notes regarding witness testimony, family history and background checks on all relevant persons. Because of the personal nature of child custody investigations, we make your confidence our top priority. You can trust the child custody private investigators at Nighthawk to get results for you and your family.

Surveillance Investigators

What can you do when you need to find out vital information without being detected? You can call the best surveillance investigators in the state. Nighthawk Private Investigations is the professional private surveillance company that will consider any and all reasonable cases, no matter how small or large. We utilize the most modern surveillance techniques and technology to get the most information we possibly can. Combine that with a team of detectives that set the standard in efficiency and diligence, and you have some of the most effective investigators around. Our detectives have tools to grant unprecedented access and reach, all while remaining totally undetected. Hidden cameras, computer tracking, and listening devices are just some of the many gadgets that our investigators deploy when gathering information. We know that an investigation's best results come with careful planning and expert execution. So we stay one step ahead of the game at all times; we use specialized tools to predict movements and patterns in behavior. This allows our surveillance investigators to spend less time following bad leads, and more time capitalizing on a well planned strategy.

The detectives will also work through the late hours, using night vision to keep a watchful eye on any potential action. With this state of the art technology, Nighthawk ensures that our surveillance investigators are the best equipped in the business.

Private Surveillance Company

What do you look for in a private surveillance company? Professionalism; discretion; tenacity. All of these are traits that describe Nighthawk Private Investigations. We work tirelessly to get the results that our clients need and expect from a thorough investigation. You know what you're getting with Nighthawk; trained professionals with a proven record of success as surveillance investigators. In addition, we keep accurate and detailed accounts of any and all activity that we observe. That way, you have the clearest possible picture of our work and progress on your case. This service is invaluable for when you need eyes on the ground, day after day, night after night. We ensure you the peace of mind that only comes with a steady hand at the wheel of an operation. That is part of what makes us the premier private surveillance company in California. Here at Nighthawk, we make use of every available opportunity to serve you better. That means showing up early and leaving late, and never settling for second best. And it means earning the respect and trust of our clients by going above and beyond with regard to our services.

Our surveillance investigators know that there are any number of reasons why a person might need the services of a private surveillance company. You could have property that needs to be kept secure, or suspect that you may be being followed. Or maybe it means safety for your family or business. So whatever the need, you can be sure that the surveillance investigators at Nighthawk Private Investigations will bring the tools, techniques and tenacity to reach the best possible result.

Criminal Defense Investigator

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, one of the best thing to do for that trial process is to get a criminal defense investigator. At Nighthawk Private Investigations, we provide trial preparation evidence gathering that works along with the work done by a defense attorney. As a result, you be more sure in your evidence when going to trial. We will ensure that all witnesses are interviewed. Not only by the prosecution, but also by your team to insure that we get the full story. Our criminal private investigators will check all the evidence that the police and their attorneys have presented against you. We will look for new leads that may point to a new conclusion. The fastest way to uncover those leads is to hire a criminal defense investigator.

Criminal Private Investigator

Our criminal private investigators are professionally trained to gather any and all relevant information for your case. That means they don't stop at the surface level of evidence gathering. We go above and beyond for our clients. We make sure that your attorney can best represent your case in court. When you look at criminal defense investigators, you need someone that knows the criminal justice system. Nighthawk detectives bring more than 25 years of knowledge and experience with law and police procedures. And that's what makes our investigations so effective when it comes to gathering evidence for our clients. And with criminal defense investigators helping your case, you can rest assured that your needs will be met. Don't settle for just a lawyer. Bring in the team of criminal private investigators that gets results in the field.

Trial Preparation Evidence Gathering

When it comes time to go to trial with your case, you need to be absolutely certain that your defense team has searched and evaluated every possible avenue for your case. In many instances this trial preparation evidence gathering will mean reexamining witnesses or finding new ones. Sometimes when the police or the attorney general interview witnesses, they stop looking after they feel that they have the right person. But that can leave good witnesses without being interviewed. As a result, the real culprit could to go free. The criminal defense investigators at Nighthawk will insure that any grand jury testimony is examined and reviewed thoroughly. And that they evaluate all testimony for contradictory statements or mistakes. That way, we can find cracks in the prosecution's case, and use it to your benefit.

Our criminal defense investigators look for new evidence, such as video or audio recordings taken at the time of the alleged crime. By using that sort of hard evidence can make a strong argument for your defense, and can only be recovered with proper trial preparation evidence gathering. So when it comes time to go to trial, you need to know that you've done everything you can to make your case. Hire the team that gets the best results. Get a criminal defense investigator from Nighthawk Private Investigations.

TSCM Services

If you believe that your home or business a target of surveillance, count on the Nighthawk Private Investigations debugging and technology surveillance counter measures (TSCM) services to get to the bottom of it. We offer TSCM services that prevent residents and business owners from being recorded without their knowledge. This could be as a result of a wire tap, hidden cameras, or any number of other recording devices. We also offer corporate TSCM services for large businesses. So that you can be sure that your competition isn't stealing your valuable information. Bug sweep services are also available for residences and businesses that may be being recorded without permission.

Corporate TSCM Services

When it comes to your business, you should not allow any competitor to listen in on your private meetings. Nor should they be able to steal your intellectual property. Make sure that you arm your business against such intrusions. Get corporate TSCM services from Nighthawk. We can ensure that you have the most secure work place possible. Our investigators bring more than 25 years of professional experience. So you can be sure that they have seen and handled nearly every situation that may come up. And when detectives find evidence of wrong doing, they work tirelessly to correct the issue by removing the listening devices. In addition, you will always be notified of any intrusion into your business's private matters. Our corporate TSCM services are thorough and reliable. We aim to protect your hard earned property and information.

"I have recommended them to other offices in need of similar services and have always been thanked for my referrals to Nighthawk."
-Brent L. Bixby, Attorney at Law

Bug Sweep Services

There are times when our residential bug sweep services are the only way to make sure that you can't be recorded in your home. When that happens, the best way to sweep your home is by getting Nighthawk to send an investigator. We can find and remove any unwanted recording devices, regardless of their recording equipment. That means cameras, listening devices, or any means of recording you or your loved ones. Our TSCM services will find it, whatever the means of recording happens to be. And that means giving you the peace of mind that comes from a safe home. That's the power of using the professional bug sweeping services that we offer.

The services that Nighthawk delivers to clients is second to none. So a homeowner in Lake Forest can have the same feeling of security that a business owner in San Jose has. And the corporate TSCM service that finds a camera hidden in a conference room will prevent just as much hardship as the bug sweep service that catches a wire tapped phone at home. And that is what these services are meant to do; prevent bad actors from doing bad things. We know that your home and business are important to you, so you can trust us to keep them safe. With Nighthawk, you know you're getting the best.

Asset Search Cost

If you own a business, you know that hiring honest employees is one of the hardest parts of the job. And when you get the wrong person in your company, it can have serious consequences. And some of the most serious problems with personnel don't happen face to face. When an employee violates their non-compete agreement for instance, you have a right as a business owner to seek damages. Even worse, dishonest employees can end up faking injuries or embezzling large sums of money from the business. Those are the times when you need a fraud investigator to determine what course of action you can take. Fraud investigations are targeted, narrow cases that look for details about the circumstances of a suspicious business situation. Our employee investigations are able to find fraudulent and otherwise unlawful activity within your workforce.

Fraud Investigator

What happens to a business when one of their employees doesn't come in to work, claiming they hurt themselves on the job? Often times the costly medical bills incurred by an employee will be force a business owner to cover their expenses by paying out large sums of money. But what happens when the employee in question was never actually injured to begin with? This kind of worker's compensation fraud can be devastating to a business, and warrants a fraud investigation. Not only is this fraud costly and time consuming, but it undermines the faith between the employer and their workers.

To help avoid that terrible outcome, you can have a worker's compensation investigation done. This form of fraud investigation is designed specifically to catch disingenuous injury cases in the workplace. Our investigators track down the medical records of the person in question, looking for dates that may or may not correspond to when they say the injury occurred. We also look into the employee's background, to see if there is a history of fraudulent activity. If anything looks suspicious, we follow up until we get you answers. All these things allow you to present this evidence to an attorney, and possibly prevent costly lawsuits.

Employee Investigations

It's important to know that you can rely on your employees with sensitive information and materials. Giving the keys to the building to an employee is demonstrating some serious trust in that person. But when you think that someone with security credentials in your business is acting suspiciously, it's time to open an employee investigation. These financial fraud investigations can prevent slow and hard to find scams, such as embezzlement. And typically those forms of financial fraud are the most costly to a business.

Our fraud investigators will comb through documents and look for patterns of spending that stand out. We make certain to account for all of your income. And we ensure that when it comes to your employees, you know that they are trustworthy. Don't let your business fall victim to a dishonest employee or a scam artist, get help from the professional fraud investigators at Nighthawk Private Investigations.

Insurance fraud can happen to anyone. In fact, more than eighty billion dollars is awarded each year in fraudulent insurance claims in the United States. That results in higher premiums for the rest of us, upwards of $950 per household according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. If you suspect that someone is fraudulently submitting a claim against you, you need an insurance investigator. Don't let someone take advantage of you when it comes to your finances. Trust the insurance investigator company that's been dealing with fraudulent claims for more than 25 years. Nighthawk Private Investigations is the foremost firm in California for investigating insurance fraud. We will send an insurance private investigator to handle all the details of the case, and to find out whether or not the claim has been made in good faith.

Insurance Private Investigator

Our team of insurance private investigators are ready to assist with any case, no matter the size or scope. We have plenty of experience finding out everything detail we need for a case involving a staged accident for example. This is one of the most common forms of insurance fraud. Our investigators can also uncover if a repair shop used questionable parts to cut corners when repairing your vehicle. If that is the case, your car is less safe and your premiums are higher as a result. Our insurance investigators make sure that if this happens, we find all the evidence you need to take them to court.

Our local investigators know who to talk to for insurance fraud cases no matter what area of California it happens in. The range with which our detectives can investigate makes tracking leads faster and more precise. It means getting you to your answers quicker. Most importantly, it means that you can rely on Nighthawk regardless of where or when a case of insurance fraud occurred.

Insurance Investigator Company

Nighthawk is an insurance investigator company that is respected throughout California. And we aim to get the best results for our clients in every case that we take. We know that making you our top priority means listening and addressing your specific needs. So when it comes time to investigate a case for you, we know what you expect from our detectives. That way we can get the outcome that you need, in a timeframe that fits your expectations.

With insurance investigations in particular, we take time to find the facts, and track down all possible leads. Whether that means talking to the mechanic that worked on your car, or finding video footage of the event in question. If that leads to an inquiry into the finances of the people involved, you might have a case against that person. In many instances, it can be as simple as getting your story right the first time. No matter the method, we are the insurance investigator company that goes above and beyond for our clients.

Missing Persons Private Investigator

When you are looking for a friend or family member but are having trouble locating them, don't worry. Nighthawk Private Investigators is the go-to for missing persons private investigators. We have more than 25 years of experience serving northern California - like San Jose and Sacramento. Our professionals at Nighthawk are ready to take on any case no matter the size. We have experts for cases of all sizes, large or small including missing persons cases. Our private investigator cost to find someone is fair and reasonable. When you choose Nighthawk you get the following benefits:

  • Confidentiality guaranteed
  • Professional detectives
  • Fully licensed and insured
  • Access to the best resources
  • Equipped with the latest technology

There are many different layers to missing person cases. Sometimes you are just looking for long-lost relatives, lovers, or friends. Other times it is more serious like a missing child. Here at Nighthawk, our missing person private investigators have the know-how to find all types of missings persons including:

  • criminals
  • runaways
  • debtors or people who
  • owe you money
  • kidnapped minors
  • missing persons involved in cold cases
  • long lost relatives
  • people who have voluntarily disappeared
  • and more...

Nighthawk's team are experts at finding people and reuniting them with their loved ones. Not only do we search through billions of records and many different databases, but we also search through private sources. As a result, our findings are more up to date than anything you can find publicly on the internet.

When you are worried about a loved one's location, don't worry. Call expert missing persons private investigator like the ones at Nighthawk. We will help find the person you are looking for!

Private Investigator Cost To Find Someone

When looking for private investigator costs to find someone - look no further than us here at Nighthawk Private Investigators. We have found thousands of people over the years with a 95% success rate. Our reputation is solid and we think our customers agree too.

Kevin Bacon had this to say about out missing persons private investigator services, " I was in a jam trying to locate a woman. In the process, I exhausted every avenue I could think of to get a phone number/address. As a last resort, I went on the internet and by chance, I contacted Nighthawk Investigations and spoke with Wayne Patterson, Private Investigator. In a matter of hours, he located the woman and contacted me with her phone number. I don't know how he did it, but in my opinion, his performance was amazing. I'm grateful to him and Nighthawk and will turn to him again if I ever need to. Thanks, Wayne."

Whether the person is missing, has changed names, is hiding, has moved, is out of touch - it doesn't matter. We have many resources at our disposal both private and public. Don't waste your money on online searches that only end up costing you hundreds and return old, previously known facts. Call us today for a FREE private investigator cost estimate to find someone.

Locate Missing Heirs Service

At Nighthawk Private Investigations, we understand the complexities and sensitivities involved in estate settlements and inheritance issues. Our new service, "Locate Missing Heirs," is designed to support attorneys, estate executors, and trust officers in locating heirs who may be unaware of their entitlements or are difficult to find due to lost contact, name changes, or international relocations.

Our Approach: Our team of experienced private investigators uses a combination of advanced technology and extensive databases, including private and public records, to trace missing heirs. We conduct thorough searches that go beyond simple internet queries, ensuring that our results are both current and accurate.

Benefits of Our Service
  • Expertise and Experience: With over 25 years of experience in investigative services, our professionals are adept at handling the nuances of heir searches.
  • Confidentiality and Sensitivity: We handle all cases with the utmost confidentiality and respect for family privacy.
  • Comprehensive Resources: Access to a wide array of resources allows us to track down heirs not only across the United States but internationally.
  • Licensed and Insured: Rest assured, our operations are fully licensed and insured, providing you with a reliable and professional service.

Service Highlights
  • Diverse Cases: Whether heirs have voluntarily lost contact, moved abroad, or are simply unaware of their inheritance, we are equipped to handle various complexities in heir searches.
  • Tailored Investigations: We understand that each case is unique. Our services are customized to meet the specific requirements of your case, ensuring thorough and targeted searches.
  • Legal Support: Our findings are compiled in detailed reports that can support legal processes related to estate settlements.

Client Testimonials

Our clients trust us for our efficient and discreet services. Here's what one of our clients had to say: "I was impressed with how quickly Nighthawk located the heirs to a complex estate. Their professionalism and thoroughness made a difficult process much smoother." - Estate Attorney, John D.

Don't let missing heirs delay your legal proceedings. Contact Nighthawk Private Investigations today for a free consultation and estimate on our "Locate Missing Heirs" service. Let our expertise guide you through the process seamlessly.

Pre-Employment Background Checks

When hiring new staff, you want to be sure that they are a right fit for your company. Many businesses in the United States are now doing pre-employment background checks before hiring. These pre-employment background investigations are the new norm. People believe they can do these background checks on their own. This is because of social media and the internet. However, the info found isn't always correct. As a result, you should hire the expert pre-employment background check help of Nighthawk.

We are a full-service background investigation company in California. Our pre-employment background checks are always exact. When you trust us for pre-employment background investigations, you know just what you are getting with each new hire. Call us today at Nighthawk for a FREE pre-employment background check estimate.

Background Investigations

Pre Employment background checks are a very common practice today with new and old staff. However, they aren't one size fits all. They range from company to company and change for different jobs. Some common reasons employers run background checks are:

  • Safety - employers use background checks to check that the potential hire won't be a threat.
  • Legal reasons - sometimes employers run background checks because they legally must, for example, for a government job.
  • Liability issues - like safety, liability is also a common reason to run pre-employment background checks. You don't want to blindly hire someone that has a history of liability.
  • Company fit - they let employers get a sense of whether or not someone is a good fit for the company. They can use them as a way to see if their hire's values match with the company and if they will fit in.

Pre Employment Investigation

No matter the size of your business, pre-employment investigations are a basic hiring habit. As a result of background investigations, you can avoid likely lawsuits and costly hiring errors. The days of easy reference checks and phone calls are gone. Because of security worries, work scandals, and workplace problems - pre-employment background checks are gaining popularity. Pre-employment investigations can help prevent lawsuits. You and your company can rest easy knowing you've covered all your bases when you use Nighthawk. We are insured and have California state Private Investigator licenses. We don't take your needs lightly and we think our customers agree too. Corbin Grell had this to say about their experience with us here at Nighthawk, " Great company, reliable and helped me right away. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an efficient investigator. Saved me money too."

At Nighthawk, we aim to provide the expert services at great rates. We fit each pre-employment background check to fit your needs and within your budget. Have questions? Call us today at (858) 436-5286 for a FREE quote.

"Great company, reliable and helped me right away. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an efficient investigator. Saved me money too."
-Corbin Grell
General Questions

When you are looking for superior private investigative services in California, look no further than Nighthawk Private Investigations. With over 25 years of experience, the expert private investigators here have the training, experience, and knowledge to help with any of your needs. It doesn't matter if you need to find a missing person or suspect a cheating spouse - we are the experts for you. Reach out to us today for any question you may have about our services.

Absolutely. In order to work in California as a Private Investigator an individual must have a California state Private Investigator license, or be an employee of a licensed qualified manager. Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services issues the license. There is a public website which lists all current license holders and through them you are able to ascertain if that individual had any disciplinary actions taken against them as well. If you simply click on our license listed on the home page it will take you to the state agency which will allow you to check any investigators license, including ours

We take confidentiality and discretion extremely seriously. We keep all records, contacts and files secure. The only individuals beside yourself who will have any knowledge of our contact is someone that you choose to confide in. We guarantee privacy in our contracts that under no circumstances, unless otherwise specified, would the subject of our investigation have any information that they are being investigated. We never compromise this rule.

Although not required we do carry a two million dollar General Liabilities insurance policy just to be prudent. We are more than happy to produce this prior to beginning work on your case should you request it.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigations tracks all complaints and licenses under its jurisdiction. This information is public and can be easily viewed on their website. In addition to the numerous positive online reviews and testimonials from clients we are proud members of The Better Business Bureau, Dun and Bradstreet, Angie's List, Linkedin as well as various reputable industry affiliated groups. Our reputation, built over 20+ years, is of the utmost importance to us and is second to none. We always endeavor to foster trust and confidence with each and every client. Although we can't guarantee results we do guarantee we will do everything within budget and ethically permissible when working for you when we agree to take on your case.

The state of California requires that in order to become licensed one must be at least 18 years of age, undergo and pass criminal background checks by both the DOJ and FBI, have 6,000 hours of compensated experience in investigative work; or have a law and police science degree plus 4,000 hours of compensated experience in investigative work then pass a rigorous examination covering laws and regulations, civil and criminal liability, evidence handling, undercover investigations and surveillance. Once that is out of the way we pay a fee and issued the license.

Each case that comes to us is unique but as a general rule, the more information you have, the better. Any information we develop takes time which translates to money. That said generally name, DOB, SSN, description, picture, vehicle(s) description and plate numbers are all relevant information. As are home address, work address, schedule, known acquaintances or activities. If all you have is a name we can work with that, but more information is better.

It depends on the service. We do have lists of fees and expenses which we carefully considered in order to remain both affordable and competitively priced. Our services won't be the least expensive nor will they be the highest. After discussion of your needs we can give you a fairly accurate quote. We discuss all fees up front and we require a retainer for service. We work with you to set a budget and in most cases it shouldn't be necessary to exceed it. If your case does require more work than initially projected we will always discuss the services to be rendered, their costs and the anticipated benefits

We provide a variety of payment options for your convenience. We accept all major credit cards, checks, cash, money orders, PayPal, and direct deposits.

Signs of cheating are not necessarily the same thing as proof of cheating. Without proof, few cheating spouses will admit the truth. Human perception is biased. Any behavior, or change in behavior, can be interpreted in many different ways. If you trust your spouse, you're likely to overcook obvious signs of infidelity. But, if you're suspicious, you are more likely to notice signs of cheating everywhere you look (even if they are not there). These lists can become like a Rorschach Test, where people see what they want to see. With this in mind, it may be wise to approach these lists with some degree of caution.

If your situation requires it we can begin working immediately, however as a general rule the more time we have to prepare and plan the better the chance of success

No, we've never been caught per se. On occasion the subject of our investigation may have been tipped off by something the client may have said or otherwise divulged and is suspicious. But confidentiality is paramount to us and even if confronted we would never divulge any information about our clients to anyone. We tell all clients, before and during the investigation, it is important they “act normally� around the subject so as not to put the subject “on guard.� We are very skilled at what we do, have dealt with even the most “aware� individuals. Generally by applying our finely honed skills, advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment we are able to be successful.

We do everything we can do to stay in touch before, during and afterwards up to the final report. All clients have different preferences and we allow for that. Of course we won't risk detection or distraction but generally as long as it's feasible to keep client's abreast of developments we don't mind doing so.

"I have worked with Nighthawk on several occasions and couldn't speak highly enough. They are extremely professional and honest with good ethics and provide best private investigation in northern California."
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Fact or Fraud? If there's any question in your mind, contact us today and get the evidence you need. Our staff can answer calls spoken in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

San Jose
Main: (408) 603-1850
Fax: (408) 432-7235
San Diego
Main: (858) 436-5286
Fax: (858) 794-1450
Main: (209) 204-5545
Walnut Creek
Main: (925) 510-3733
Main: (831) 999-0172
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