Welcome to the site of AC DETECTIVES.
Whether you are in the legal profession, in business or simply a private citizen, sometimes your problems need help otherwise not easy to obtain. Whatever your concern, AC DETECTIVES offers a fast and reliable service to meet your own particular needs. As the longest-established firm of professional investigators in Bordeaux, our approach to the search and collection of information locally, nationally and internationally is well known.
Founded in 1985 by Alain ROUSSEAU, the managing director, AC DETECTIVES complies with the law of 2003 governing the activities of French private investigators. AC DETECTIVES is approved by the Conseil National Supérieur Professionnel des Agents de Recherches Privées and respects fully the New French Code of Civil Procedure.
Accordingly, on completion of an assignment, each client receives at least a detailed report which can be used in Court or for any other legal purpose. This practice, with its objectivity and thereby all of the relevant facts and circumstantial evidence, has been consistently recognised by the French Supreme Court of Appeal as legally valid since 1962. Attached to each of our reports is also an inexhaustive list of references to jurisprudence.
AC DETECTIVES specializes in the search and collection of data and information for and about all types of individuals and businesses, as well as in securing the proof needed by judiciary.
This includes, but is not limited to, the following :
- Commercial, industrial and financial protection
- Solvency, status and professional background
- Property valuation
- Counterfeiting, trademark and patent infringements
- Theft, fraud and embezzlement
- Accident and insurance claims
- Existing and prospective employees
- Missing debtors and absconders
- Divorces and alimony
- Missing persons
Equipped with the most up-to-date means of data processing, AC DETECTIVES has access to all of the specialized databases needed for investigations, and accordingly uses digital photography, video recording and the latest surveillance techniques. AC DETECTIVES has also the best-tested network of agents, operatives and advisors in the field.
As expected, we offer a 24-hour service, 7 days a week, whether in France or overseas, and undertake all of our work with utmost discretion.
AC DETECTIVES undertakes assignments on a contractual basis strictly in obeyance with the law and in respect for privacy. Initial consultations are free, without commitment. The strictest confidentiality is guaranteed at all times.
Depending on the degree of complexity and the means required, fees are agreed in advance and can be obtained by .
Normally AC DETECTIVES works directly for businesses and private citizens, or with their lawyers, and, in accordance with the ordinance of the Commercial Court of Bordeaux in 1999, also undertakes investigations for the Courts.
As such, AC DETECTIVES is recognised and accepted by :
- lawyers and barristers
- the courts
- finance houses and brokers
- insurance companies
- wine producers/chateaux
- property managers and agents
- all trades and professions
- diplomats and consular staff
- inheritance genealogists
- debt collection agencies
- commercial and industrial enterprises.
2 cours du XXX Juillet
33064 Bordeaux Cedex
(Consultations by appointment)
Phone : +335 56 44 85 62
Fax : +335 24 84 86 83
We can communicate in English by mail, fax and .