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Boise, ID, Feb. 02, 2022 — ( — From time to time, it may be necessary for members of the public to search the details of a specific license plate to find vehicle owner details . This could be for a variety of reasons, including collecting a debt from the owner of the vehicle or determining if the owner has assets to satisfy any judgments rendered as a result of litigation.

Whatever the reason, it is essential that when looking for a license plate, everything is done right. It might be difficult because there is so much misinformation out there. Worse still, vendors promise instant results, only to provide outdated and inaccurate information from a database of historical information.

Fortunately, Docusearch recently launched its 2022 Docusearch License Plate Search Guide which promises to provide the right information, key considerations, and some tips for members of the public. This information, in turn, will help them use the right service providers and find the exact information they need.

The first step in finding license plates

The first step when looking for a license plate is to make sure it is being done for a valid reason. According to Docusearch, there are several common reasons people might want to perform a license plate search, including:

· Accidents and disputes. It often happens that a person is involved in an accident and needs to find the information attached to a specific license plate to find the owner of the vehicle. With this information, it will then be possible to take legal action against the owner.
· Details of used cars. People often want to know more about a used vehicle before buying it. In other words, they want to know who owns it, how long it has been maintained, and if it has been involved in any accidents.
· Personal reasons. In other cases, personal reasons motivate people to use a license plate search to find out more about the owner of a vehicle. It could be harmless but, in many cases, it could be for nefarious reasons.

These are just a few reasons why people would want to use license plate searches and there could be more. It is important to note that the reason for the search will ultimately impact its legality. Basically, if the reason is not one of the exceptions listed in the Federal Driver Privacy Act, the search would not be legal.

Find the right service provider

Once it has been established that there is a valid reason to perform a license plate search, the next step is to find the right service provider. Unfortunately, that could be a challenge. It is simply because there are so many providers that promise free and instant results.

There are two problems with this. The first is that there is no free license plate search. According to Docusearch, sites that advertise free license plate searches entice members of the public by giving the impression that they will get the information for free.

In reality, the results are behind a paywall. In most, if not all, cases it would then be necessary to subscribe to a subscription service to obtain the information. And, according to Docusearch, these subscriptions are often difficult to cancel, leading to customers paying for months for a subscription they don’t need.

Moreover, since there are so many of these providers, the immediate question is how they can provide this information legally. This is where the second problem comes in.

According to Docusearch, the information sold by these subscription services does not fall under federal driver privacy law. But why is this? When a state DMV deems its vehicle records to be outdated, it sells that information. Data aggregators or information brokers then purchase this data and store it in their databases. This historical data is therefore not covered by law.

These data aggregators and information brokers then sell the information they collect to unsuspecting members of the public. The result is that customers who purchase this information by paying for the subscription get information that is inaccurate, outdated, and not worth much. The problem is also that subscription services do not advertise that they are selling outdated information.

Therefore, Docusearch advises to avoid these subscription services as much as possible.

The solution

According to Docusearch, the best way to do this is to hire a licensed investigator to perform the license plate search. In addition to knowing what the legal requirements are for a license plate search, Licensed Investigators also provide the most up-to-date and accurate information about the owner of a specific vehicle.

Given this, the benefits of using a licensed investigator like Docusearch to conduct a license plate search are:

· The most accurate updated results. Docusearch has access to the 38 DMVs which provide access to vehicle registration information. This means it can provide the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding a specific license plate.
· Although it is not free, its price remains affordable. Another benefit of using a licensed private investigator to conduct a license plate search is pricing. Although it is not free as promised by other unscrupulous providers, it is still reasonable. Docusearch pricing starts at $39 for the most accurate license plate information. Plus, it’s a one-time fee with no recurring payments. It is therefore more expensive than subscription services, but it is important to consider the value proposition of using a certified investigator. Here, although it may be more expensive, there is much more value compared to subscription services.
· Not instant results, but still relatively quickly. Although a certified investigator does not offer free results, they can still provide information quickly. In fact, in most cases, Docusearch can deliver search results in less than an hour. This is impressive considering that every search is done manually, which provides much more accurate results compared to data aggregators and subscription services.

Ultimately, hiring a licensed private investigator like Docusearch eliminates a lot of time, effort, and headaches. For more information on Docusearch’s license plate searches and other license plate search considerations, the guide is available here.


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