Gathering solid evidence necessary to win a case in court is fundamental to the legal profession, hence the necessity it’s become for many legal firms hiring private investigators on a retainer.
The attorney does not have the time or resources to follow every lead that may bring about the required evidence, and it’s here that having a good relationship with a trustworthy, reliable investigations company allows the attorney to focus on all other aspects of any given case.
The legal aspects of what attorneys have to deal with in regard to the exhaustive research that goes into building any case take up a major chunk of their time, leaving them with little or no leeway to move out of and away from research regarding all the legal aspects of the case.
It is always a benchmark of success when attorneys team up with qualified, professional private investigators, and it’s a partnership that bears close inspection for attorneys that have not yet found a trusted private investigator.
So, what can a PI do to assist attorneys in building a solid case?
A private investigator isn’t tied to a desk. He’s the one that’ll do the legwork out in the field, going over evidence already presented regarding the scene of a crime, and finding missing witnesses, locating hidden assets and gathering any type of information that will be beneficial to the attorney on behalf of the client.
Let’s look at 8 reasons law firms hire private investigators:
No nasty surprises creeping in during court appearances
Making sure that there are no hidden surprises or secrets about a client that may compromise the case in the beginning stages of the case is invaluable to any attorney.
Experience that saves time & money
Billable hours is what it’s all about when it comes to any court case involving an attorney, a principle on which private investigators also operate.
Their brief is to cut down on billable hours and still build a strong case, built on watertight evidence.
Strengthening the case at minimal cost
Without solid evidence, any case an attorney is tackling is already getting closer to being up against a brick wall without necessary evidence, however, if the legal firm has the right private investigator on a retainer, this becomes a moot point.
Easing the burden of finding proof
As attorneys, much of the time spent on cases is focussed on the legalities, as discussed above, however, when working in tandem with a PI, the burden of proof shifts from the attorney to the PI in terms of evidence gathering.
This is a logical partnership that saves both time and money for all parties involved in any case.
Presenting the proof
Today we have the technology to assist private investigators with all they need to produce time-stamped, high resolution photos and videos, and in addition to this, a report is presented that includes all other activities that were not captured visually.
Finding information no one else can
No one can dig quite as deeply as a PI to get to all the information any attorney may need, based on their specialised knowledge and use of databases most have no access to, making them the best resource for finding people who don’t want to be found as an attorney prepares for trial.
A seasoned, experienced and well-trained PI is able to follow the trail of fraud investigations that involve insurance companies, as well as to assist with finding hidden assets based on his own knowledge of the law and litigation.
The power of surveillance
Surveillance isn’t for the inexperienced, no doubt about that! Too much hangs in the balance in any case if the investigator is detected by the subject under investigation.
Undercover surveillance is an art, most often used in divorce cases, cheating spouse cases, custody cases and more, but, if not carried out by a seasoned investigator, any evidence gathered becomes tainted, especially if not gathered according to the rules and regulations of the industry.
Trust the best to build a watertight case
Having built up a highly respected reputation in the industry, the team of seasoned PI’s at King Investigators in South Africa have the experience, honesty and transparency that would be of high value to any legal firm looking for a team they can trust to deliver evidence that cannot be refuted.
Give them a call today for a confidential chat to discuss joining forces with them to bring court cases to a successful end for all.