Criminal Defense Investigation Overview
Criminal Defense Investigations involve a private investigator working for a defendant in a criminal case. This means working alongside the client’s attorney to follow up on exculpatory leads, track down and interview witnesses, recover digital evidence, and ensure witnesses appear at important court hearings. Hiring an investigator to work on your behalf allows you to continue living your life while we handle the dirty work connected to proving your innocence.
Private Investigators commonly track down witnesses that are important to a defendant’s case. In addition to locating these witnesses, a Private Investigator can interview them and/or serve them with subpoenas to appear at hearings, court dates, and mediation settings.
Another important part Private Investigators play in a criminal defense case is tracking down digital evidence. Surveillance video, emails, social media posts, and other forms of digital evidence can prove invaluable in proving a client’s innocence or mitigating a tough sentence into something more manageable.
Private Investigators can utilize surveillance tactics to uncover exculpatory evidence proving their client’s innocence and follow up on alternative theories. P.I.s can alternatively use their surveillance skills to collect documentation of opposing witnesses engaging in impeachable or even criminal behavior.
The results of a criminal defense investigation can vary, but producing evidence of your innocence is the number one priority. Private Investigators also assist in ensuring that a case goes smoothly from a technical standpoint, managing witnesses, chain of evidence procedures, as well as other aspects to ease the burden on your attorney.
An Advocate For The Accused
A Private Investigator doesn’t work for the police, prosecutor, judge, or court system. They work for you. You are in control of how they assist in your defense. While the government has many people working on their behalf to help secure a conviction against you, your attorney and Private Investigator are your first line of defense against attacks on your freedom and liberty. When you need someone to fight for you, Marshall & Associates are at your service.