Washington PI Practice Exam RobinKMullins October 3, 2017 Washington PI Practice Exam2020-04-20T03:52:16-08:00 Welcome to your Washington PI Practice Exam Name Email 1. A specific and important relationship exists between an attorney, his or her client, and the investigator. This relationship extends to and protects communications between these parties and resulting work product. The relationship is termed ______________.ConfidentialSpecialPrivilegedPro Bono2. Court dockets and case files are generally available for review by:Attorneys and their clients.Attorneys, their clients, and the police.Any citizen who can prove a need for the information.Any citizen, regardless of their need for the information.3. The relationship that exists between a private client and the investigator is deemed under RCW 18.165.160(8) to be:PrivilegedPublicConfidentialGratuitous4. County Superior Courts in Washington State have two basic divisions:Juvenile and AdultCriminal and CivilDomestic and CriminalPlaintiff and Defendant5. Municipal Courts in the State of Washington are the venue for infractions and crimes committed within a:CountyUnincorporated county areaNeighborhoodCity or township6. In Washington State, municipal courts handle criminal cases involving:Homicides committed on municipal propertyFeloniesMisdemeanorsTheft of municipal funds7. All felony trials in Washington State are handled by:District courtMagistrate's courtSuperior courtFederal court8. Bankruptcy court is under jurisdiction:StateFederalMunicipalSuperior9. Questions and requests regarding docket information at the court should be directed to:Attorney of recordBailiffCourt reporterCourt clerk10. A Private Investigator is required to exhibit the state issued Private Investigator's license:At the start of an interview.When retrieving court files.Upon request while performing the duties of a Private Investigator.Each time a law enforcement officer is encountered.11. In the State of Washington, a Private Investigator is required to have either a surety bond or certificate of insurance on file with the state. The respective amounts for the bond or insurance are:$5,000 bond or $10,000 each liability and property damage insurance.$10,000 Bond or $25,000 each liability and property damage insurance.$25,000 bond or $50,000 each liability and property damage insurance.$100,000 bond or $1 million each liability and property damage insurance.12. Which law governs the public's access to records possessed by local and state agencies?Freedom of InformationPublic Disclosure ActPrivacy ActGramm-Leach Biley Act13. Under the Freedom of Information Act, the burden of proving whether or not a request falls under the exemptions for denial is the responsibility of:A court of law.The person requesting the information.The agency holding the requested information.The Federal Bureau of Investigation.14. Which law governs the public access to records possessed by federal agencies:Privacy ActPublic Disclosure ActGovernment Records ActFreedom of Information Act15. Which of the following classifications of records are not available via the Freedom of Information Act?Active Department of Justice investigations.Consumer complaints registered with the Federal Trade Commission.Information regarding government employees' travel expenses.Quality control data collected by the Department of Agriculture.16. Real estate deeds, liens, powers of attorney and other real property related documents are found in the records of the:County Recorders and/or Auditors officeCounty Assessor's officeCounty Court Clerk's officeDivision of Uniform Commercial Code17. The value of buildings and land can be obtained via the:County Court Clerk's officeCounty Recorder's officeCounty Assessor's officeCounty Building and Planning office18. In Washington State, Private Investigators are regulated by:The Office of Professional ResponsibilityThe Department of LicensingThe Washington State Board of Private InvestigatorsThe law enforcement agency where the Private Investigator resides19. Private Investigators have the same powers and authority while making an arrest as:A law enforcement officer.A security guard.A private citizen.A Port Authority officer.20. Commercial credit bureaus may release certain information from their files without the written authorization of the consumer. Releasable information is:Credit onlyUnsolicitedDebt onlyNon-credit21. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (Amended) outlines a number of permissible purposes for obtaining credit reports, however a non-permissible purpose would be:By order of a court with jurisdiction to issue such an order.For purposes of private investigation in a criminal case.For employment purposes involving the consumer.In the connection with a business transaction involving the consumer.22. A Private Investigator who is asked to obtain a credit report must have and retain in his or her files:A copy of previous credit reports.An authorization and release signed by the consumer specifically naming the investigator to obtain the report.A letter of request from the investigator to the credit-reporting agency.Documentation from the consumer's insurance company case.23. An investigative consumer report under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (Amended) may include:Reports of psychological records.Reports of reputation, personal characteristics and mode of living.Reports of medical records.Reports of adoption records.24. A Private Investigator may legally monitor the following:Cordless telephone conversations.Computer data and data streams.Tapes made with the consent of those interviewed on the tape.Pager and/ or cell phone transmissions.25. Under the "reasonable expectation of privacy" doctrine, which of the following situation would permit a Private Investigator, stationed in a position where he or she is not trespassing, to videotape and/or photograph:Subject is sunbathing in his/her street level, enclosed front yard.Subject is working in a screened and enclosed back yard.Subject is washing his/her hands in the restroom of a department store.Subject is walking on a sidewalk in a downtown business area.26. Under the same standards of privacy outlined above, which of the following situations would allow videotaping or photography of a surveillance subject:Hidden camera placed by a business owner in the private office of a manager.Hidden camera placed in a dressing room of a department store.Hidden camera at the cash register in a gas station.Hidden camera placed in the men's and women's locker rooms of the business.27. A Private Investigator may not:Display or wear a law enforcement-style badge.Use a vehicle or any other equipment displaying the word "police."Make any statement that would reasonably cause another person to believe the investigator is a police office.All of the above.28. A Private Investigator is permitted to:Use hidden microphones and/or other audio equipment.Obtain audio recordings of conversations where both parties have consented to the recording on the tape.Obtain a court order for a wiretap.Install equipment or tape a line-holder's telephone call upon request of the line holder.29. A Private Investigator is permitted to:Sell "bugging" or "telephone intercept" equipment that the client agrees to use legally.Monitor cell phone transmissions.Obtain court and other public documents.Use police-style insignias on badges, vehicles and clothing.30. "Chain of Evidence" is defined as:The required handling and storage of personal restraints.The progressive documentation in the handling and disposition of physical evidence.A term used to describe the chronology of the acquisition of information or leads.The tape or other material .used to restrict public access to crime scene investigations.31. Investigators are frequently asked to testify in court regarding the work conducted in their case investigations. In testifying, investigator should limit him/herself to:FactsOpinionAssumptionHearsay32. The term "Perjury" is defined as:Asking someone to make false statements under oath.Falsification of records.Intentionally giving false material information while under oath.A false statement made under oath which one believes to be true.33. In the early stages of either a criminal or civil cases, witnesses on both sides may be interviewed and/or deposed and documents provided to both side. This period is known as:InterregnumProfessional courtesyDiscoveryWrit of Inclusion34. A violation of client confidentiality would be:Using information secured for a client or former client to the detriment of that client.Discussing the facts of an investigation with any person who is neither the client or the attorney.Publication of investigator/ client relationships contrary to the wishes or without the knowledge and permission of the client.All of the above.35. In a civil proceeding, proof must be established:Beyond a reasonable doubt.By a preponderance of the evidence.Beyond any doubt.To the satisfaction of the sitting judge.36. In a criminal proceeding, proof must be established:Beyond a reasonable doubt.By a preponderance of the evidence.Beyond any doubt.To the satisfaction of the sitting judge.37. While engaged in their duties, an armed private investigator may carry a concealed firearm if he or she possesses:A concealed pistol license.An armed private investigator license.An armed private investigator license and a concealed pistol license.A Criminal Justice Training Commission certificate of training.38. What is the minimum age to qualify for an unarmed private investigator license?1618212539. All of the following persons must obtain a private investigator license EXCEPT?An off-duty commissioned law enforcement officer working surveillance for a private investigation agency.A paralegal or legal assistant employed by a law firm and also working for a private investigation agency interviewing witnesses.An employee of an insurance agency who interviews witnesses.An employee of a licensed collection agency "moonlighting" as a "skip tracer'' for a private investigation agency.40. A private investigators license must be:Laminated.Photocopied and sent to the law enforcement agency where the investigator resides.Shown when requested while working as an investigator.Used for identification at crime scenes.41. Washington State Law requires a minimum pre-assignment training for all private investigator applicants of ____ hours:48121642. Under the Washington licensing law for investigators, private investigators may do the following:Interfere in a law enforcement investigation.Assign or transfer their license.Aid unlicensed activity.Testify in court.43. A person operating as a private investigative agency without first obtaining a license is guilty of a:FelonyPerjuryGross misdemeanorMisdemeanor44. Misdemeanor/ traffic citations issued by the Washington State Patrol are adjudicated at which court level:The municipal court of the city where the offense occurred.The district court where the offense occurred.The superior court where the offense occurred.The State Magistrate's office.45. Which of the following would be proper procedure under the description and regulations issued by the Department of Licensing for a licensed Private Investigator?Identifying oneself as a police officer.Divulging confidential case information.Notifying the Department within 120 days if you discharge your weapon while on duty.Reviewing documents regarding property sales, assessments and liens.46. Which of the following techniques can be used by private investigators?Search warrantsSurveillancePolice insigniaCovert microphones47. Juvenile court is a separate department of which court:MunicipalSuperiorDistrictFederal48. Best practices for an investigator include:Preparation of a report on each and every activity.Maintenance of all handwritten notes.Issuing timely statements for services that clearly state all services rendered.All of the above.49. A critical job of an investigator is speaking with witnesses. Professionally this is termed:InterrogationInterviewingInterregnumInterrogatory50. The federal government has a medium for notifying the public of the official actions of its various federal agencies. It is called:Freedom of Information ActSecretary of State's NewsletterThe Federal RegisterCongressional ReformsTime is Up!