Private Investigation Services for Attorneys

Sharp Investigations, LLC works with attorneys in Columbia, SC and around the state to help with investigations and process service for their clients. All findings are admissible in court and gathered in a professional and discreet manner.

Process Service

Process Service

Successful service is often part and parcel of any favorable judgement, but locating and identifying a specific person should be left to the professionals, especially in large metropolitan or high crime areas.

Of course, a seasoned professional knows that location and identification are merely two steps in successful service of legal documents.

Sharp Investigations, LLC extensively trains, tests, and then licenses our service personnel, continuously ensuring that all steps in our service are successful.

We offer process service statewide. Fees are competitive and customer service is always sensitive to your expectations.

Child Custody

Child custody cases can be complex and highly emotional for the individuals involved. Sharp Investigations, LLC has successfully used surveillance to determine what happens when a parent is with a child. Investigators can document or video tape any abuse or neglect that they see and gather other evidence that suggest whether the child is being treated well or not.

Investigators can find out whether a parent indulges in reckless driving, criminal activity, alcoholism, neglect or other activities that may affect the child's welfare. A private investigators findings always has more credence in court that a parents accusations.

Video surveillance and GPS tracking are the primary tools used when conducting a Child Custody Investigation. However, having a private investigator that can also conduct background checks on individuals can be just as important. Sharp Investigations, LLC uses every available tool to ensure that children are protected.

Domestic Infidelity

Sharp Investigations, LLC has successfully proven motive/inclination and opportunity in domestic infidelity cases and presented the evidence in Family Court. To obtain the evidence needed, we normally use a GPS tracker system, covert and overt cameras, surveillance and database searches. Each case is different and the time to successfully complete a Domestic/Infidelity case varies, but on average a case can usually be completed in three to four weeks. All findings are admissible in court.

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

In a Personal Injury investigation, it is important to document all aspects of the investigation to ensure that all evidence is located. To ensure that a complete investigation is performed, our investigators conduct surveillance, interview witnesses, obtain statements, check for stationary cameras at the incident location, obtain any available video and document the scene.

It is important that your private investigator obtains all the information that you will need to settle your case or win in court.

Sharp Investigations, LLC use the experience obtained from over 25 years of documenting crime scenes as a police officer to direct the course of their investigations. Without proper experience vital pieces of evidence could be overlooked. Sharp Investigations, LLC takes pride in our thoroughness and professionalism in these matters.

Skip Tracing

Skip Tracing is a term used to describe the process of locating a person's whereabouts for any number of reasons. With recent advances in technology, the availability and quality of information has expanded dramatically.

Reasons you may need a skip trace or person located:

  • Locate a debtor who has defaulted on payments.
  • Find a current address for a long lost family member or schoolmate.
  • Locate a person that need to be served with family court documents (i.e. child support, divorce) or with other civil papers.
  • Locate a client or defendant who has missed a court date or hearing.
  • Locate a witness in an upcoming case. Locate an individual to inform them about assets or an inheritance.

The availability of information is the key to conducting a successful skip trace. Sharp Investigations, LLC subscribes and has access to many private and public databases some of which are only available to licensed private investigators.

Price can certainly be an issue, but many times the price is very inexpensive when measured to the benefit gained by it. Skip tracing services start at $45.00 per search, depending on the information needed.