Criminal Investigation

A criminal case is a matter in which a person is charged formally by the government on behalf of the people.  It is not the victim’s responsibility to bring forth a criminal case and sometimes there is no specific victim.  The result of a criminal case is a decision or finding that could include a monetary penalty, imprisonment, or supervision in the community.  The government usually determines investigation methods rather than the individuals involved.

Common scenarios for needing to initiate a criminal investigation are:

  • Law enforcement investigations provide little or no results
  • When you need evidence gathered
  • To find and interview witnesses to a crime
  • To gather impartial facts
  • If you need surveillance or record searches

Private Investigations can assist in a variety of offenses that result in a criminal trial such as: fraud, theft, kidnapping, assault, and homicide.  In some cases, criminal defense investigation is necessary for the wrongly accused.

A Criminal Investigation is an undertaking that seeks, collects, and gathers evidence of a crime for a case or specific purpose. The Investigator may look for clues and evidence to determine whether a crime has taken place, this also includes checking into the background of the accused.

A Private Investigator will use the following techniques to gather evidence for a Criminal Investigation:

  • Interviews with witnesses, family, and friends
  • Crime Scene photography
  • Surveillance
  • Background checks
  • Document Searches (Business, personal, public, social media, etc.)