The number one common question we get asked is How Can A Private Investigator Help With Our Criminal Case. Private Investigators can serve a crucial role in a criminal defense investigation, as we work to find witnesses and evidence that will establish reasonable doubt– that will show the jury that there is reason to believe that the defendant is not actually responsible for committing the crime.
RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL HELP YOUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASE
As a young police officer, I believed that if a person is arrested, they were most likely guilty of their crimes, or the police officer who filed the charges certainly found the person in violation of the state code. I no longer agree with that feeling after working as a police officer, detective sergeant, and chief of police.
I support the law enforcement officers in our country. However, I have seen firsthand while working in law enforcement that a small minority of police officers and witnesses do make mistakes and do lie in court. In addition to the small minority of bad police officers, we do have good officers and police agencies who do make mistakes.
People will lie for many reasons, some to protect themselves or to protect another person, some police officers will lie in court simply protect their job by ignoring they possibly violated a constitutional law themselves in the matter of the arrest or incident.
Many police officers still hold the belief, that I had as a rookie police officer. These officers will believe the evidence does not lie. It can, however, be misinterpreted. I have seen such examples many times in my twenty-plus years of criminal defense investigations.
Are Private Investigators Worth It For Criminal Defense?
There are times in your case where it may be wise to use a Criminal Defense Private Investigator. When we defend clients, whether it is in Colorado, Iowa, Arizona, or anywhere else in the United States, we give clients the option to use private investigators in their criminal case.
Criminal defense lawyers often take on private detectives to determine the number of elements. First, they may need to confirm the information they have. Second, they could have the need to find new evidence. Finally, they know going into these cases that there’s nothing that the other side won’t do to get their conviction.
Our goal, of course, is to uncover the truth. Private Detective Chris only accepts criminal defense cases in the State of Iowa, State of Colorado, and the State of Arizona. Private Detective Chris will go through the investigative processes, will help the involved lawyer to build a watertight case. Using a variety of tactics and investigative techniques, we can help you and your attorney go through the evidence, seek out validation, or disprove it.
Comprehensive Review of Police Reports
Police reports are not written for civilians to understand. While lawyers certainly spend their fair share of time pouring over these reports, they’re still not clear.
It’s like asking a standard person to read a statute on tort law and explain it in plain language. These reports are written for police officers and police administrators.
Private Investigator Chris Brooks is a former police officer, detective sergeant, deputy sheriff, and chief of police.
Having someone with experience and skill in reading and interpreting these reports can drastically change a case.
Bring in an expert on reading these reports to learn exactly what the officers or detectives documented when handling your case.
It’s possible that their reports include information that’s relevant that the prosecution chose to ignore and move forward without acknowledging.
Scrutinizing Photo and Audio Evidence
Although private investigators don’t inherently have access to medical records and secure financial documents, they access hard-to-get information. Through accessing particular bits of information and evidence, they can cross-reference the two and determine whether the evidence is used in the correct context and reflecting the intent of the speaker.
Additionally, they will go through the evidence available to determine if it’s been altered.
Validating Witness Statements
A private investigator takes a more interview-style approach. Going through the witness statements is the beginning. After that, the private investigator will go through those statements and have a conversation with the person. Conversational patterns and techniques are private investigator’s bread and butter.
What happens after conducting interviews, having chats, and reviewing witness statements is a private investigator will arrange a report. Within their final report, they’ll have validation on witness statements, new information found, and old information they determined is likely invalid.
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