Frequently Asked Questions
Need a Private Investigator in St. Louis?
At Markell & Associates, Inc., we provide high-quality investigative
services using the latest technology and careful attention to detail.
Whether you are a company or individual that needs to locate a person
or obtain information, our team is well-equipped to handle your needs.
We have over 60 years of combined experience and have served St. Louis
Our team is available to handle your request at any time of day or night,
so don't hesitate to
contact our office by phone or email. At Markell & Associates, Inc., our priority is
to answer your questions and meet your needs to the best of our abilities.
Start by getting answers to some frequently asked question about private
Do private investigators need to have a license?
Private investigators must pass a licensing exam and meet continuing education requirements.
They must also submit to a background check and have insurance for professional
liability. We have been in the investigation business for many years and
are licensed both in the state of Missouri and Illinois!
Can private investigators enter buildings without permission?
No. A private investigator may not enter private property without getting
consent from the owner.
Can private investigators carry a gun?
Private investigators may carry a weapon as long as they have a permit
to do so. Their private investigator license does not authorize them to
carry a weapon; they must obtain a license from the Sheriff's Office.
Can a private investigator find out if my spouse is cheating on me?
A private investigator is able to help spouses find out if their spouse
is cheating on them, which may affect child support, property division,
and other family law matters.
I don't think my employee is actually hurt. Can a private investigator
help me prove it?
Most private investigators are equipped to help employers identify fraudulent
workers' compensation claims and gather evidence need to prove the
deception to the court. At Markell & Associates, Inc., we use the
latest technology to capture subjects in situations that will prove they
are not injured as they have claimed.
Contact Our Private Investigators in St. Louis
No matter how complex your situation may seem, you can trust our investigative
team to help you get the information you need. Our founder, Mark Smith,
has been in the business for more than three decades and is licensed by
the state of Missouri and the St. Louis Sheriff's Office! Call our
office or submit an online form to get started.