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Trial Litigation

A private investigator can be a valuable asset in a criminal trial. At TFI we can help gather evidence, locate witnesses, and prepare for trial. This often strengthen’s the client's case and increase the chances of winning.

Here are some of the many ways in which a private investigator can help in a criminal trial:

  • Gathering evidence: Private investigators can gather evidence that is not readily available to the public, such as surveillance footage, witness statements, and financial records. This evidence can be used to support the client's case or to refute the opposing party's claims.
  • Interviewing witnesses: Private investigators can interview witnesses who may have information relevant to the case. This can help to get the full story. Significantly, our investigators are highly trained in examining statements for inconsistencies. When exposed, inconsistencies can be powerful for our clients.
  • Locating witnesses: Private investigators can help to locate witnesses who may have gone missing or who are reluctant to cooperate.
  • Preparing exhibits: Private investigators can prepare exhibits for trial, such as photographs, diagrams, and charts. This can help to illustrate the evidence and to make it more understandable to the jury.
  • Testifying in court: In some cases, private investigators may be called to testify in court. They can provide testimony about the evidence they gathered and their findings. In criminal cases, our investigators can often critique the quality (or lack thereof) of the State’s investigation.

In addition to these specific tasks, our private investigators can also provide general support to the client and their attorney. They can help to manage the investigation, to keep track of deadlines, and to provide updates on the case. They can also offer advice and guidance on legal matters. In some situations, investigators can also work as a bridge between the lawyer and the client. Often, clients want to be heavily invested in their case. Clients may have ideas that are both helpful and unhelpful. It can be extremely useful to have trained investigators acting as an intermediary thereby preserving the lawyer’s valuable time to focus on more pressing matters.

However, it is important to note that private investigators are not lawyers. They cannot provide legal advice or represent clients in court. Their role is to gather evidence and provide support to the client's legal team.

We are listed among the 'Top 10 Private Investigators' on Expertise.com.