When a person's criminal record, reputation and even freedom is on the line, it's important to do the most thorough job possible finding witnesses and evidence that can prove his or her innocence. If you have been accused of committing a crime, or are an attorney representing the accused, you may not have time to pursue every lead, witness or piece of evidence that could pan out for your client. That's where the services of a criminal defense investigator come in.

Criminal defense investigators play a crucial role in an effective criminal defense case. The evidence gathered by an investigator can help a defense attorney establish reasonable doubt and earn an acquittal. When the attorney can focus on organizing and building a case, and can outsource the footwork to a trusted investigator, the odds of getting the truth and doing right by the accused are much higher. Attorneys who hire private investigators are able to focus on what they do best, leaving the surveillance, interviews and physical evidence gathering to those that are highly skilled in investigation techniques.

Why Hire A Private Investigator?

Can’t I Just Do it On My Own?

A typical law office usually has a handful of paralegals or assistants. Why can't they help with investigation? In all honesty, it takes a well-trained person with a good grasp on human behavior to be effective in interviewing witnesses and tracking down information. In addition, criminal defense investigators have access to proprietary databases and investigative resources that paralegals don’t have. In addition, it may be tempting to enlist the help of a friend or family, but without a proper understanding of the law, rules of evidence, and investigative procedure, it will more than likely do more harm than good.

An advantage to hiring a private investigator is that PI’s focus exclusively on the details of every case they are working. This singular focus allows them to review police reports, crime scene photos, witness statements and other documents to look for issues and inconsistencies. With their investigative backgrounds, criminal defense investigators can look for missing details and overlooked evidence that can exonerate you or your client.

Criminal defense PIs are also skilled in evidence gathering techniques like surveillance and witness interviews. They are professional and adhere to the law at all times so that the work they do is admissible in court.

Even innocent people could appear guilty at first glance. A good criminal defense attorney develops a sense for when people are innocent, but sometimes the available evidence isn't so clear. Using the services of a private investigator can supply the necessary details and evidence that will lead to acquittal.

At BrightStar Investigations in Denver, our team is trained to look for "holes" or gaps in the body of evidence and use those as a starting point for additional investigation. We might re-examine the crime scene or interview witnesses again to double check their stories. Trial lawyers appreciate being able to discuss additional options with trained professionals and assign additional methods of investigation.

Not just anyone can do a good job when faced with proving a defendant's innocence. BrightStar Investigation’s criminal defense investigators have the right skills and experience to gain the critical information you need to prove the truth! Contact our Denver office at 303-357-3262 to hire a private investigator today!