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Criminal Investigations

What is a Criminal Investigation?

When Do I Need a Criminal Investigator?

  • If law enforcement investigations produce little or no results
  • When you need evidence gathered for criminal defense
  • To collect evidence for a criminal case
  • To find and interview other witnesses to a crime
  • To gather impartial facts about a crime
  • If you need surveillance or records searches to collect evidence

A criminal investigation is an undertaking that seeks, collects, and gathers evidence for a case or specific purpose. A criminal investigator looks for clues and evidence to determine whether a crime has taken place. If a crime has been committed, criminal investigators may look into the background of the accused and may try to uncover who committed the crime. Criminal investigators undertake several investigation techniques in order to find the necessary evidence for a case. Police agencies and law enforcement are committed to criminal investigations of every kind, but a growing number of individuals are choosing to launch their own criminal investigations with the help of professional investigators.

What is a Crime?

A crime is an intended action that is against the rules of law for a community. In most communities, sexual assault, physical assault, murder, theft, property damage and vandalism are all crimes. If a crime is committed, investigators will work to determine what happened and who is responsible. After evidence collection, it is presented to the police or to courts in criminal defense investigations. If the perpetrator is found, he or she may be brought to court and accused.

Why Should I Use a Criminal Investigator?

  • Criminal investigators operate within the law to find evidence 
  • Criminal defense investigators can gather evidence of wrongful conviction or accusation
  • Law enforcement investigators are often busy with other tasks
  • Criminal investigation divisions can be too short on resources to conduct a proper investigation
  • Exclusively dedicated criminal investigators are more persistent than law enforcment so they can provide better results
  • Criminal investigators are not limited by jurisdiction

What Kinds of Criminal Investigations Exist?

Types of Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigation Techniques:

How Reliable are Criminal Investigations?

Criminal investigators are highly trained and have the resources to a wide variety of tools that might not otherwise be available. These tools can include networks of investigators, surveillance, records checks, and other sources that can help them solve crimes. An investigator's experience allows them to know how to find the evidence that you are looking for and the best practices to perform their investigations effectively. Criminal investigators also adhere to laws and regulations surrounding investigations to ensure that your information is obtained in a legal manner. Crime investigators can find useful evidence that others might overlook. Criminal investigators also keep evidence preserved so that it is admissible in court. Since investigators take cues from you, they will generally continue to investigate until you are satisfied so that the chances that you will get answers and evidence are quite high.

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