Criminal Defence Investigation
Not everyone charged with committing a crime is guilty, that is why we have court, a trial, for more serious offences a committal hearing, then a trial. If you need to gather evidence, to prepare for court, you need a private investigator, a criminal defence investigation. To investigate, phone 1300 966 103, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our 24/7 Contact Us form, free quotes.
We need something to work with to investigate, we need the accused to be available, to be able to work out a timeline, to find out where to search for information, witnesses, exculpatory evidence. We can either be engaged by the solicitor, or engaged directly by the accused, the defendant. For criminal matters there may be a Police Brief available, setting out what is alleged. There may be a complainant statement giving more detail. These are relevant to the investigation.
Having a client who is innocent is good, being able to show that they are innocent, that the criminal standard can't be reached, is better. Yes, innocent people get convicted; yes, guilty people go free. The court system is imperfect. We are Townsville, Qld, criminal defence investigators, a Townsville private investigator service. We follow the evidence. We get out and search for evidence, for witnesses, for information; a solicitor waits for it to be delivered.
Often a Police investigation is sketchy. They tend to zone in on one suspect, and forsake all other possibilities. Their objective is to prove the elements of the offence beyond reasonable doubt. A court isn't about truth, guilt and innocence, it is about what can be proved or inferred, what evidence is acceptable, and the precedent in a case. The burden of proof generally rests with the Police (although in an ever widening number of cases, once a low standard is reached the onus of proof can switch). To prove that you didn't do, or say, something can be harder than proving you did, under some circumstances.
Community attitudes also play a part, in a jury trial. Where the charged offence is topical, and community outrage stimulated, the jury tends to convict more easily, on less evidence; it can also lead to demands for a longer sentence, that the Penalty and Sentences Act, and precedence, suggests.
We also investigate in the related areas of traffic accident investigation, and civil case investigation (where the standard is generally a lower one, of the balance of probability). When you need your matter investigated contact us for a free quote. You suspect, we investigate and report.
We are a licensed Townsville private investigator service, experienced and local. If you require us to investigate a criminal matter, a civil matter, a traffic accident, please advise us as early as possible so witnesses are still locatable, physical evidence, scenes, and memories, are still reasonably fresh and untampered. We seek to complete a defence brief for court, a traffic accident investigation brief for insurance claim purposes, a civil action brief to either commence action or defend. Requesting assistance close to trial creates difficulties, with doing a thorough investigation.