Private Investigators for Attorneys

private investigators for attorneysEven the most skilled and experienced attorney may experience challenges staying on top of all the work that they are handling. When working across a multitude of cases, there are times that an attorney may find it useful to hire a private investigator to gather the case-making facts needed to present to the court.

Private Investigators for Attorneys

Criminal defense investigation: Knowledgeable and skilled private investigators for attorneys take the time to understand the charges and laws associated crimes related to a case. The PI can review all of the details of a case that the defense has received from the prosecutor’s office.

The private investigator can review police reports, evidence, and witness statements to determine the accuracy and discrepancies throughout the case.

The private investigator may interview witnesses or recreate crime scenes to help ferret out the truth.

Objectivity

Hiring a private investigator helps ensure a fair and level playing field and provides the defendant with a neutral and impartial investigator to gather and assess the facts so that they can be presented for the defendant’s defense.

Attorney Investigative Services

There are seven ways we can assist an attorney:

1. Witness location: If you need to find a witness to interview, or need assistance with serving, or investigating someone, an investigator can help you succeed.

2. Locate Assets: We are experts at locating real estate, bank accounts, and other valuable property.

3. Negotiation Leverage: We locate sources and gather intelligence to aid your end of litigation, and uncover facts regarding any adversarial situation which may impact a favorable settlement.

5. The Complete Background: We can help you know who may be behind the corporation on the other side of a business deal.

6. Trial Prep: We can provide a detailed report regarding all potential witnesses and principles involved in an upcoming trial. The report will include facts regarding background, behaviors and strengths and weaknesses.

7. History: we can provide a report detailing the history of a family to assist in locating heirs or a corporate data as needed.

Phishing Scam

Recently, some of our clients have shared stories regarding phishing attacks within their organizations. Have you, your employees or your organization become a victim of phishing? There are a few steps you can take to help protect your company. Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly more common, costing organizations worldwide over $4.5 billion every year. Over fifty percent internet users receive at least one phishing email per day.

Here are a few tips to help prevent you, your employees and your organization from becoming victims of a phishing scheme.

Don’t trust the display name: Always check the display name – if it looks suspicious don’t open the email. Many phishing schemes will utilize a spoofed address – so make certain you are diligent.

Look but don’t click: Hover over any links embedded in an email, don’t click if they look suspicious or strange.

Are there spelling or grammatical errors? The email content of many phishing attacks will contain spelling or grammatical errors.

Are they asking for personal information? This is a huge red flag – never give up personal information.

Is the language in the email threatening? If you receive an email that your account has been suspended, don’t respond. If you feel the email is legitimate, you can contact your vendors directly to handle a potential suspension.

Is there a brand logo in the header? Many phishing attempts use an email template designed to imitate the legitimate brand. Be careful before clicking on any email and ensure that the email actually originates from the brand indicated.

Don’t click on attachments: Many viruses and malware are delivered via an email attachment. A good rule to follow is to not open an attachment you were not expecting.