The answer to that question is a big NO. You get what you pay for. Leave surveillance to the experts who has been trained to conduct surveillance in a discrete and professional manner. Surveillance is considered Stalking under Victorian Law , unless you are a licence Private Investigator operating only in Victoria and the licence is issued by Victoria Police. Legislation specifically designed to protect an individual from stalking was introduced in Australia in the early 1990s
The law was enacted and legislated in Victoria and states that a person is guilty of Stalking if their intention is to cause physical or mental harm to their victim, or cause the victim to feel fearful of their safety or for the safety of others.
Approximately 20 percent of people have experienced stalking-type behaviours at some stage of their life. Complaints to the Police are most likely to be female who are younger than their stalkers. Stalkers are most likely to be a male known to the victim.
Stalking often begin in an innocent and minor manner, often by a person who has been made to feel unwanted or undesirable by a former partner. Many Stalkers are from broken relationships and simply want to know how the other ex partner is coping without them. This may appear to be ok, but if you are caught out by the stalking victim you can find yourself in trouble with the law. The best way the Victorian law deals with Stalkers is for the victim to apply for an intervention order through the magistrates court against you .
This will prevent you from contacting, harassing, intimidating your ex partner or anybody else. You will also be prevented from allowing another person from doing any of what you are prohibited from doing. Now, here is where a Private Investigator can help you. Assuming there has been no Intervention order taken against you . You are within your legal rights to use our surveillance service. We are licenced private investigators operating in Melbourne and our licenced is issued by Victoria Police. We legally can follow and obtain photographs and video of a subject whether it is your ex-partner or somebody else.
However, we would like to think that you have a genuine and legal reason as to why you would want to place somebody under surveillance.
For example is your ex not paying child support and is working on the side but claiming to be un-employed ? Surveillance from Investigative Solutions Pty Ltd will provide you with the video and photographic evidence which then can be forwarded to the Child Support Agency.
To simply have your ex followed for peace of mind by using a licenced private investigator is not illegal. However, it is your money and how you choose to spend it is entirely your choice.
Remember, if you engage in the services of a Private Investigator, always ask for a copy of their Pi licence. If they hesitate or make excuses instead call Investigative Solutions on 0404 164 001
All our Pi’s are licencedfeel free to contact us