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What kind of laws or even rights do private investigators have as far as their profession? What can't they do to the person being investigated?

Private investigators, since they are not commissioned law enforcement officers, can do things that police officers cannot do. They can search places without warrants, even if their entry may have been unlawful, and anything they find can be admitted to the court and not be thrown out based upon illegal search. They can question anyone they want to, now, the people they are questioning do not have to speak with them. You do not have to speak to them or allow them onto your property. If you see them snooping around on of your property, you can call the police and press charges for trespassing.

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