No matter how good an attorney’s assistant is, how many experts are willing to help, or how strong is an attorney’s track record in winning cases, there is still hidden information that private investigators can provide to make a case stronger. When you need an analytical mind, a fresh set of eyes, or just someone who loves uncovering new evidence, a private investigator is exactly the professional you need. With this said, how much help can a private investigator provide to a lawyer? After all, lawyers are usually skilled at interviewing, research, forming arguments, and presenting evidence. So will a private investigator be worth it to hire for a lawyer? Below are some things that a private investigator can do for an attorney.
A Private Eye Can Find New Leads and New Evidence
A private investigator can see things that the attorney may miss because he is looking at details with fresh eyes. Because a private eye doesn’t know the details of the case, he can review new avenues that can lead to the discovery of new leads and evidence. Examples are inconsistencies in investigation, witness statements, claims, emails and texts, medical records, and police reports.
A Private Investigator Can Help with Computer Forensics
In this digital age, uncovering information that may be hidden in computers and smartphones can be of great importance to a case. A private eye may be able to review someone’s online chats, downloads, purchases, browsing history, financial transactions, photos, emails, texts, and more to piece together helpful information. Even erased files may be retrieved and can help in cases that need to prove infidelity, theft, intellectual property theft, fraud, destruction of information, blackmail, and sexual harassment.
A Private Investigator Can Find Hidden Assets
Knowing what assets are involved is important in civil cases such as divorce. Although an attorney may know there are hidden assets, obtaining the evidence to prove this legally is a job for the private investigator. The private eye can check for offshore accounts, undisclosed income, hidden real estate, and more to help a victim claim money after a judgement.
A Private Eye Can Conduct a Social Media Check
Social media can help reveal a person’s real identity and create a comprehensive background of a person. A good private investigator can connect the dots between a social media profile and other publicly available information that can, in turn, help create stronger legal arguments that can win a case.
A Private Investigator Can Do Surveillance and Produce Video Evidence
May it be for fraud or cheating, video evidence is compelling proof that such may be happening. A strong evidence that leaves no doubts can really turn tides in a case.
One thing is clear, both lawyers and private investigators are experts in their respective fields. An attorney knows the law and how to present facts in a way that the law will favour. On the other hand, a private eye has access to techniques and skills that can uncover some very useful information in a legal manner. It just makes sense for both professionals to work together!
Are you an attorney in need of private investigation services? Contact us at Haywood Hunt today so we can discuss how we can collaborate with you as soon as possible. We can assist with in-depth background checks, private investigator help in a divorce case, finding a missing or hiding person, gathering evidence for business fraud, and more.