Military Investigations

For those friends who are active duty Military.

Our active duty military, while protecting our country and freedom actually have very little rights when it comes to be accused and/or criminally charged with a crime. They are charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, (UCMJ), a federal law enacted by Congress. It defines the military justice system and list criminal offenses under military law.

When a service member is criminally charged in the military they will usually face a court martial (Military court) Military court-martials are the most severe sanctions under military law. A court-martial conviction is the same as a federal conviction and can (depending on the offense) result in jail time (at hard labor) or a punitive discharge, (such as dishonorable discharge), as well as fines and reduction in rank.

Military court-martials come in three levels:

  • Summary
  • Special
  • General

The level chosen usually depends on the severity of the offense and the rank of the accused.

What most of our servicemen don·t know is that their rights are not the same in the military as they are in the civilian court. For example in civilian court the defendant has the right to have witnesses subpoenaed so they can come and testify for the him/her. Their attorneys can send out the subpoenas and have them deposed and/or have them appear in court. In Military court, the prosecutor has to be asked to do this for the defendant by the attorney defending him/her possibly giving away defense tactics. This is just one of many rights a service member doesn’t have. If you’ve been wrongly accused of a crime such as sexual assault, (these types of false accusations happen all the time), Indecent liberties, murder, breaking and entering, etc .. don’t just sit back and think it’s going to be “ok because I just didn’t do it”.

We’ve assisted military attorneys with cases such as these and once you’re charged they aren’t going to listen to you say 111 didn’t do it” One case comes to mind where a high ranking gentleman just brushed by a woman and she filed a sexual assault charge against him. “Insane”? Yes, but it happens all the time. If you’re being accused and/or charged don’t wait! Call us for a free consultation on how we can help you with your case. If you don’t have an attorney we will direct you to a great one!



Legal Investigative Services

In the last couple months we’ve talked about how Scout Solutions offers private investigator services and business investigative services.  This month we’re going to tell you about the legal investigative services we provide.

Legal Investigative Services

Legal professionals can’t do everything themselves.  Lawyers and their aids spend a lot of time in books and getting ready for trials, and that’s why they often hire private investigators to do some of their legwork.

  • Locate people or assets – Whether it’s a witness, a stolen item or that missing something (animate or inanimate) the lawyer needs to close their case, a skilled private investigator can help track down whatever is needed.
  • Evidence – When most people think of private investigators they think of a guy spying on a cheating spouse.  Investigators are known for their ability to find evidence someone needs to find the truth, and the same can be applied in legal cases.
  • Process server – Having a hard time finding someone to serve them legal documents like a subpoena or divorce papers?  That’s another thing we specialize in.
  • Paralegal – Here at Scout Solutions, we’ve got our very own in-house paralegal.

If you are a legal professional in need of a little extra help, give Scout Solutions a call at (910) 762-4374 to get peace of mind, because peace of mind is priceless.

Business Investigative Services

As we mentioned last month, a private investigator does a lot more than spy on spouses while wearing a trench coat and fedora.  At Scout Solutions, we provide a wide array of services to private individuals, but we are also often hired by businesses who need a number of tasks done for them.

Business Investigative Services

Many people don’t realize that businesses have special needs that a private investigator can help them with.  Here are some of the services we provide to businesses.

  • Corporate Background Checks – We make sure the person you’re considering hiring isn’t hiding anything that might harm your company.
  • Criminal Cases – Employee theft can have a huge effect on your business. We can get the proof you need to find out who’s stealing from you.
  • Employment Verification – There are several reasons you might need to verify someone’s employment status.  We can fid out for you if a person works where they claim they do.
  • Fraud – Are you an insurance or mortgage company and suspect that someone might be lying for monetary gain?  Or maybe you have an employee who is faking injury to claim workers comp.  Either way, we can get the evidence you need to stop the fraud. 

If you represent or are in charge of a business that can use any of these business investigative services, give Scout Solutions a call at (910) 762-4374 to get peace of mind, because peace of mind is priceless.

Personal Private Investigator Services

A lot of people think of a private investigator as a guy in a trench coat and fedora staking out a place and spying on spouses on behalf of a jilted lover.  At Scout Solutions, we don’t wear fedoras and we do a lot more than skulking in shadows taking pictures of people.  There are three general categories of services that we offer: personal, business and legal.  Below, we’ll focus on some of the personal investigative services that we provide.

Personal Investigative Services

Personal investigative services are performed for private individuals.  The most commonly thought-of service is the infidelity investigation, where we try to determine if one spouse is cheating on another and provide solid proof of the fact.  We do a lot more than just that, however.  Below are some of the person investigation services we commonly provide.

  • Alimony Surveillance Investigation – If you’re paying alimony and think your ex may have a new companion who is helping pay the bills, or they’re helping pay the bills for their new companion, we can get the evidence you need to reduce or stop your alimony payments.
  • Background Checks – There may be times in your life when you need to find out more about someone in your life, whether it’s someone you’ve begun getting serious about or someone in your child’s life.  We can make sure the person is who they say they are.
  • Child Custody Investigation – If you’re separated or divorced from your spouse and you’re worried about the new person your ex is bringing into your child’s life, we can set your mind at ease or get the evidence you need to let the authorities know that your child is not in a safe situation.
  • Civil Case Investigation – This covers a wide range of incidences, from needing to prove a neighbor’s harassment to helping reclaim property that you can’t get returned.  If you’re having a hard time getting the authorities to take an interest, we can help.
  • Criminal Case Investigation – We are experienced in working indigent criminal cases for attorneys.  If you’ve been accused of a crime or are trying to prove a crime, including homicide, rape, robbery, assault, identity theft larceny or more, we can help find the evidence you need.
  • Missing Persons – Whether a person has gone missing on purpose or accident, or you just want to reconnect with someone from your past, we can help discover where they are now.

If you’re in need of any kind of personal investigation service, give Scout Solutions a call at (910) 762-4374 to get peace of mind, because peace of mind is priceless.

Child Custody: What to Do When You Suspect Your Child is in an Unsafe Environment

Child custody is a hot topic for many parents and it can be a heartbreaking thing to go through. Taking a child away from a parent is a horrific ordeal for both parents and the child. Divorce has become a part of life for lots of people and seems to be a growing trend. As parents, we have to make it as easy for the children as possible. We want them to know that they are loved by both parents. It is still, however, our duty as parents to make sure that our children are safe when they go and stay with the ex-husband or -wife and that they are in a safe environment.

Finding Out the Truth

It is common to be worried about your child’s safety with your ex if you had a bad relationship or if another person has come into the life of your child. Who is this person staying with your child? What kind of person are they? Are they addicted to drugs? Are they an alcoholic? Are they violent? These are responsible and adequate concerns. By hiring a private investigative company like Scout Solutions Group, LLC, you can find out whether or not your child is in a safe environment when they are with your ex. Whether it’s a thorough background check or surveillance work, our team can help you gain the peace of mind that your children are safe when they are away from you.

Remember that we are experts and are very experienced in investigating people in child custody cases.  We can help you confirm whether the fears you have over your child’s safety are founded or not.

Finding Legal Assistance

Depending on what is discovered during this investigation of the ex, you will be able to determine what kind of legal help you require. Scout Solutions can find legal representation with experience in child custody cases in order to help keep your children safe.

The safety of all children is of utmost importance. If you feel that “something’s just not right,” give us a call and we’ll discuss your “gut feeling” and come up with a plan that will help give you that peace of mind.

Who Do I Call to Help Find a Missing Person?

One of the most stressful experiences of a lifetime can be looking for a missing person. It is important to recruit as much help as you can from experts you can trust. We will discuss several factors to consider as you try to find the best people for the job.

How Much Experience do They Have?

It may seem obvious, but the first item on the list is to make sure that you enlist the help of someone that has experience. Be confident they have worked previously to find missing persons, and done so successfully, so that you can trust they will help you with your present situation.

If you are hiring a new company, then also make sure that you hire services alongside them so that you can make the most of the situation.

How Successful is Their Track Record?

It is also important to investigate the track record of the success and/or failures they have had in finding missing persons in the past. If you are contracting with a private investigator that has no history of ever accomplishing their goal in this field, perhaps you should re-think your choice. When an individual is missing you want to make sure you are using the best investigator for the job.

The thing to remember is that each company and private investigator might have different strengths and weaknesses. For example, if you are seeking a child, you will want to find people who have found lost children in the past.

How is the Payment Structured?

It may seem like one of the least important items at the time, but learning how much it costs to find missing persons can be important depending on your financial situation. You want to be sure that you are not going to be caught off guard with a large invoice that bears high interest. Take the time to look at how the company has handled late payments if you are worried about it, or ask them directly.

The bottom line is that you are going to want to find the best help that you can possibly find for your missing person issue. You want to be able to find the person as fast as possible. This is a good reason to find the ideal help, but you can’t waste time. Scout Solutions Group, LLC has experience and success. Give us a call at (910) 762-4374 so we can help you as soon as possible.

Because Peace of Mind is Priceless…

What Are Corporate Background Investigations and are They Worthwhile?

If you are a person responsible for the operation of a company and want to ensure that you enlist and hire individuals you can trust and rely on, it is a great idea to find an investigator to conduct a background investigation. The information provided may aid in maintaining the integrity of your company and also provide security and safety for the current and/or future employees. This has proven to be a useful tool and provides some history of potential employees.

Call the Experts and Benefit from Their Experience

If you are committed to excellence and obtaining the best for your company, it can be important to seek the background information for every individual that you recruit and/or potentially hire. In and effort to protect your company, it is always wise to conduct a criminal background investigation to avoid items that may be overlooked by some of the more traditional background investigations.

Call the experts and take advantage of their many years of experience. Scout Solutions, Inc. and it’s staff, possess the knowledge and skills it takes to uncover and expose information as well as provide security for all of the details that matter most to you in your particular business.

Being More Cautious Than Necessary is a Good Thing

You may think that some folks are just paranoid and that is why they seem to care so much about corporate background investigations. However, all it takes is one negative incident to occur before you realize that all that extra concern is worthwhile. Never underestimate the abilities of some individuals to attempt to cover up their past. Get informed, be certain that the individual you are considering is the right person to hire.

Too many people get away with too much before their previous improprieties are discovered. If you want to catch someone in their tracks before it is too late, it will be wise to call the experts as soon as you can.

Will it Cost Too Much?

It is much more expensive to hire someone only to find out later that you shouldn’t have. In lieu of enduring the dreadful circumstances of the unexpected discovery of a potential employee’s past issues, get the corporate background check before you commit to the hiring of the individual.

The thing to remember here is that spending a small amount of money now can save you a lot of problems later on. You can make sure that each employee is as trustworthy as they appear, and that your company will be in safe standing for years to come. This should be kept in mind before you start filling a lot of empty positions without conducting background investigations.

Call the experts at Scout Solutions, Inc. at (910) 762-4374 before there is a problem. 

Advice For Hiring a Private Investigator in Wilmington, NC

If you are trying to find a private investigator in the areas around Wilmington and Jacksonville, NC, you will see that there are many choices. One of the things that you will want to do is to make sure that you are getting the very best investigator that you can find. Here are tips for hiring a private investigator.

Find Someone with the Right Experience

Every private investigator has their own story. Some worked as detectives for years, others were police officers or had different jobs. You want to find someone that has the right type of experience for your particular job. If you are trying to figure out if your child is doing drugs, you may want the person who used to be a narcotics officer or someone that used to be involved in that field in a different way.

Remember that the more experience someone has, the higher their chance of success. This is a great thing to remember so that you can find the best private person to investigate your affairs. At Cape Fear Investigative, we have staff with a wide range of backgrounds, so we can use the right person for your job.

Find Someone You Get Along With

Depending on the reason for which you are hiring a private investigator, you may be spending a good bit of time talking to them. You are going to want to be sure that they are someone with whom who you can communicate easily and effectively. Not every single person is able to talk comfortably with every other person, as each of us have our own communication styles.

Do yourself a favor and schedule an appointment with Cape Fear Investigative to discuss your particular case.  We know that if you’re coming to us, it may not be an easy thing to talk about, but we are experienced and personable, and we want to help.

Once you find the private investigator that is best for you, the situation can get to be much easier. You can find all of the answers in an easy and effective way because you did the work of finding the right person or group to work with.

The important thing is to remember that every situation is important, and the people at Cape Fear Investigative know this. That is why you can find detailed information about each of the services we provide on our website, This can make it easier for you to make the right choice about hiring us for your investigative project.  Give us a call at (910) 762-4374.

Tips for Finding the Best Mortgage Fraud Investigation Service

If you are interested in finding the ideal mortgage fraud investigations service, you have to take your time and make sure that you know what you are looking for. It is a good idea to make sure that you can find the ideal investigative services for the occasion. Following are some tips to help you do just that.

Consider What Services You Need

Are you trying to find a company that can perform the mortgage fraud investigations while also being able to do background checks on brokers or real estate agents? You want to be sure that you can find the services that will provide you with all of the things that you need.

One thing you want to not have to do is to hire one person for your mortgage fraud investigation and then have another person performing the asset protection and foreclosed property protection. This can get to be very confusing very quickly.

Instead, find the services that can provide the investigation of mortgage fraud and also the other services.

Be Aware of Your Deadline and Budget

There are many things that you want to do when you are going to hire a mortgage fraud investigations service. If you have a specific deadline, such as a court date, then be sure that you are taking the time necessary to be able to do this. You will want to tell the investigator that you have this timeline so that they can give you an honest answer of what to expect.

There are some things such as employment verification that can be done faster than other types of services. You will see that the right professional can work with real estate agencies and title companies to figure out what you need to know.

It is also good to be aware of your budget if you are on a relatively tight one. If money is not an issue for you, then you will not have to worry. If the budget is tight, then just get clear answers from the various investigative service agencies so that you can be sure that you can afford them.

Find a Legitimate Company

The main thing to do is to make sure that you are only using a legitimate company for your mortgage fraud investigations. This is a rather obvious thing to do, but some people are in such a rush they do not think about it. Always be sure that you are hiring legitimate services, especially when using the computer and Internet.

You can see that finding the very best company to do your mortgage fraud investigations is not very hard as long as you know what to look for. Scout Solutions can help with your mortgage fraud investigation.  Call us at (910) 762-4374 for more information and to set up a meeting.