Being an attorney or a lawyer is a difficult job requiring accurate information and so much research. Because of how sensitive handling information is and how accurate this information would have to be for lawyers, they often need extra help in making sure that the evidence they gather is going to meet legal standards. This is where having a partnership with private investigators can be a great investment for an experienced lawyer. Private investigators can help a law firm gather vital information while making sure to use only the latest and legally acceptable processes. Below are some of the ways that private investigators can be a great asset for an attorney or a law firm.
Provide Courtroom Support and Serve Legal Papers
Most people are not aware that private investigators can serve legal papers says Michael Porter of Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc, a Toronto-based private investigation agency. They can find the individuals that are hiding from the law or hiding from their cases and serve them legal papers once identified. More so, private investigators know how to handle sensitive data such as those found in court documents efficiently, professionally, and safely.
While attorneys are well versed in the law, they don’t really know what is the truth and only have access to information that is shared with them by their clients. Having a private investigator help an attorney can mean that the private investigator will be the person who will comb through public records, digital data, and other sources of information to investigate serious allegations of incidents, child support issues, bullying, or child abuse. They can verify information and allegations of cheating, negligence, substance dependence, and many more. This type of information may be vital for a criminal defence lawyer to present a solid case.
Uncover Hidden Assets and Covert Asset Transfers
Asset checks are an important part of solidifying cases of business fraud and matters that involve family law. Some people hide assets; they hide properties, hide bank accounts, and many more. People do this in order to pay less alimony or child support or if they are involved in an embezzlement case. Knowing if someone has hidden assets and having the evidence that they did so can be especially helpful in a divorce proceeding, when asking for more child support or for a support payment investigation, or when trying to prove fraudulent behaviour.
Check Background History
Most lawyers are too busy to perform background checks or check the background history of people that are involved in cases that they are handling. Attorneys often go through a lot of data, reports, and other information and simply don’t have the time to go through individual history checks. A private investigator can do this as well as research police reports, family history, social media presence, and other information. A private investigator can look this information up for people who are involved in a case or for a pool of jury. Ensuring that the jury pool consists of people who don’t have attachments to people involved in a trial can make sure that the trial will be fair. More so, it is not uncommon for private investigators to stumble upon very important information that can change the outcome of the trial while performing a background check.