LEGAL INVESTIGATIONS - CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASES

The role of a private investigator in criminal defense cases can be summed up this way. The private investigator is the bullet, the defense attorney is the gun. Without the information that the private investigator can provide (bullets) the defense attorney cannot effectively render competent representation. He can only pull a trigger on an empty gun.

An attorney's schedule is filled with deadlines: status conferences, depositions, calendar calls, meetings, and trial dates. They don’t have time to wonder whether witnesses have been interviewed, photographs of the scene have been taken, records have been obtained, or if evidence has to be secured and maintained. Our team approach of in-house retired lawyers and investigators provides our clients with the service they require and deserve. That’s why skilled trial attorneys choose Global Investigative Group.

A thorough criminal defense investigation almost always makes the difference between an acquittal or a conviction. People assume that lawyers gather all the evidence necessary to win cases. However, lawyers can only work with what they are provided or have access to. Many times, the information they have is incomplete or inaccurate. This is why it is important to hire an experienced private investigator. Our legal investigators are trained professionals who search out the facts that lead to the truth. They are trained in techniques of fact-finding and forensic procedure to assist the attorney in achieving a desired result for a client. A private investigator serves an important role in criminal defense investigation. In criminal defense investigations, that role is to find witnesses and evidence that will establish reasonable doubt. Our goal is to impartially find the facts that point toward the truth.

 

It is important that you have experienced investigators working on your side. Legal investigations require specific knowledge, experience and skill in order to properly prepare a strategy. Our investigators have first-hand experience investigating crimes, interviewing witnesses, working closely with attorneys, testifying in court, and the ability to identify “weak points” in the prosecution’s case. Our investigators have the experience to understand your theory of the case and to identify the facts you need to win. Our in-house counsel (a former State/County Prosecutor) keeps us fully-informed of relevant law and ethics to make sure facts hold up. Our investigators have over 150 years of combined criminal and civil investigative experience. They have been involved in some of our country's most high profile cases. We perform investigations for clients at virtually every stage of a criminal or civil proceeding, from investigation through trial to appellate.

We are a Florida Justice Administrative Commission (JAC) approved agency serving all your criminal defense needs. When we take on a case, we work closely with defense attorneys to develop a plan of action that will obtain the best results. Our staff manages the entire JAC process, from initial motions, court appointed court case paperwork, judicial orders, and to obtaining payment from JAC.

LITIGATION SUPPORT INVESTIGATIONS

 

  • Locating Witnesses

  • Background Investigations

  • Witness Interviews

  • On-Scene Photography and Video

  • Witness Statements

  • Developing Evidence

  • Record Searches

  • Gathering and Verifying Facts

  • Access to Experts

Pre-Trial Investigations

  • Address Histories

  • Criminal Records

  • Civil Filings

  • Locating and Interviewing Witnesses and Associates

  • Obtaining Statements

Criminal Defense Investigations

  • Fact Finding

  • Locating Witnesses

  • Interviewing Witnesses

  • Searching for Prospective Witnesses

  • Obtaining Statements from Witnesses

  • Background Investigations

  • Surveillance

  • Polygraph

  • Post Conviction Investigations