WHY CAN’T I JUST COLLECT MY OWN EVIDENCE OR HAVE A FRIEND/RELATIVE HELP ME? –If you or a friend/relative decide to conduct your own surveillance, interviews, or other research you are likely going to be in violation of the law. You are also depriving your case of the benefit of having an experienced professional, jeopardizing the out come of your case. For example, if you or your friend/relative capture a picture of your subject in some nefarious activity or violating a judge’s order, the subject’s counsel can and will likely subpoena the person that captured the evidence to court. The subject’s lawyer will do everything they can to prove some law you may not even be aware of was violated in order to have the evidence thrown out of court. You or your friend/relative will now have to take off work and be grilled under oath about the collection of the evidence as well as have their credibility questioned which may involve bringing up their criminal record or personal history. Most people would find this possibility unacceptable. Having your evidence admitted to court and avoiding criminal charges would be much better than any money saved trying to do it yourself.