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We are Private Investigators in Birmingham Alabama.
We are a local company; we live and work here!
Our office is located in Hoover AL.
We are also Process Servers in Alabama.
To see if a private investigator is licensed, visit the A.P.I. Boards website at the following link and check the roster.
If you find an unlicensed investigator operating in the State of Alabama, please report them to the Alabama Private Investigator's Board.
WARNING!!! Before You Hire A Private Investigator for a domestic situation, you should consult an attorney to assure that the services that you're seeking will benefit you.
We are Alabama’s leading Detective Agency and Private Investigative Firm for Divorce and Child Custody services In Birmingham, Orange Beach , Gulf Shores and the Florida Panhandle .
Jim Casteel is now licensed in three States.
Alabama License #31
Florida License # A-1400175
Texas License # A11847
Jim Casteel also serves as the current President of the Alabama Private Investigators Association and is a member of many Proffesional Investigative Associations
The Cousel of Investigative Leaders
The National Association of Investigative Specialist
Alabama Private Investigator's Association
Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
Texas Association of Licensed Investigators
California Association of Private Investigators
The National Council of Investigation and Security Services
Birmingham Alabama Private Investigators are required by Alabama law to be licensed through our State's regulatory board. This law is just a couple of years old and has already been instrumental in raising the standards in this state. The law requires that anyone conducting investigative services to the public must be licensed. There are some excerptions that are listed in the State law which can be found on the Regulatory Board's website (www.apib.alabama.gov) If you hire an investigator, you want to make sure that anyone who works on your case in a licensed investigator. There are no exceptions for trainees or apprentices. A licensed investigator cannot work someone who is unlicensed under his or her license. This does make it somewhat difficult to hire new investigators because they have to go through the entire license process before they can be put out in the field even as an assistant. The Alabama Private Investigator's Association is currently working on legislation that would implement an apprentice ship program and require a longer training period for inexperienced investigators. If you find that someone is using unlicensed investigators in the field, please report them. The evidence obtained by an unlicensed investigator is obtained illegally and may not be allowed in court. That is an unfortunate situation because the client is the one who ends up without the benefit of the evidence that he or she paid for. Alabama Licensed Investigator's license status can be verified online by going to www.apib.alabama.gov and clicking on the roster. Anyone holding him or herself out to be a licenses investigator should have an ID card (hard plastic like a driver's license with a State seal) issued by the "State of Alabama Private Investigation Board”. Don't let them pass off a city, county or state occupational license. At one time occupational license were all that were required but the new laws changed that. An investigator who operates a business may still be required to have an occupational license in the State, city and county where he or she holds an office; but that does not replace the State professional license. For more info on this, visit the State's website www.apib.alabama.gov.
Casteel and Associates has provided Divorce attorneys with professional presentations of evidence, with our Divorce investigations and documentation, for over 25 years in Birmingham Alabama and Gulf shores area. We are simply the best at what we do with a proven track record and many years of satisfied clients. Jim Casteel's personal experience now has surpassed 25 years, while the collective talent and experience of the firm, is now well over 75 Years! You cannot go wrong when retaining the services of this talented and experienced team of professionals.
Casteel and Associates has an inventory of specialized equipment. We use the latest technology from micro cameras to video recorders the size of a cigarette pack. We utilize the most accurate GPS vehicle tracking devices available in the world. We offer guidance on telephone recording equipment; this is intended to record conversations in which you are a party of in states where the laws permit. We service Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia, Mountain Brook, Inverness, Riverchase, Chelsea, Calera, Bessemer, Hueytown, McCalla, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Perdido and all of Jefferson, Shelby, and Baldwin counties and surrounding areas. Our sister comany covers the Florida coast.
Our night vision equipment is designed in house and has high quality resolution (Sony chip) with no grain or green tint.
We can custom build hidden cameras into existing objects, fixtures or even walls. We have video transmitters which range in size from the size of a postage stamp to the size of a cigarette pack. The transmission ranges from 100 feet to 3 miles.
Casteel and Associates can guide you in your decision to hire a private Investigator based on your case needs and your attorney's input. Our free telephone consultation will help you decide if you need to hire an investigator or not. If you are out of area we can guide you on how to find a reputable Private Investigator in your area. We help find missing birth parents, we do background checks, criminal history's, process service, surveillance and much more.
We service all of Alabama including Birmingham, Mountian Brook, Hoover, Pelham, Tuscaloosa,Montgomey, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Mobile, Huntsville, Florence and more.
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