A civil investigation is an investigation to collect data and supporting materials for legal matters (ie. lawsuit claiming damages). Private Investigators provide expertise in the gathering of information and evidence relevant to the case by making use of their extensive databases, investigative skills and connections to obtain access to the most useful material.
A civil investigation may include interviewing witnesses, locating witnesses, taking photographs, gaining access to various records, and conducting surveillance. The P.I.’s goal is to gather as much information as possible for the attorney to sift through to determine what material will present the strongest case in court.
When police reports are deficient, evidence is lacking, and a more in-depth investigation is needed to bring justice to the court, a skilled Private Investigator is indispensable. Criminal investigators are highly trained and have the resources to a wide variety of tools that might not otherwise be available. These tools include networks of investigators, surveillance, records checks, and other sources that assist in gaining more evidence and information to help with the case.
A skilled P.I. adheres to laws and regulations surrounding investigations to ensure that information is obtained in a legal manner. A skilled P.I. properly preserves and secures evidence so that it will be admissible in court. Private Investigators can find useful evidence that law enforcement might overlook due to time constraints, lack of personnel, or jurisdictional limitations.
Litigation Support and Trial Preparation
For our attorney clients, Jackson P.I. Services offers a variety of support ranging from witness interviews, witness locate, evidence handling, background checks, service of process, to jury interviews and selection.
A skilled private investigator stays on task, delivering materials in a timely manner, while ensuring that all evidence is obtained properly, legally and ethically in order to ensure admissibility in court. Our investigators know how to properly interview witnesses, to draw out the important information that is needed. The best attorneys know that the more information they have, the more likely they are to control the outcome of their court case.
Having all the facts can make or break your pleadings, deposition or even your case. Our private investigators will dig deep to find out a person’s real background. Information obtained in a proper background check may include (but is not limited to: Criminal Records, Arrests, Prisoner Information, Convictions, Alias(es), Bankruptcy Filings, Relatives, Past & Present Addresses, Real Age, Lawsuits, Neighborhood Profiles, Phone Numbers, Judgments & Tax Liens, Corporate Ownership, Professional Licenses, Military Background, Sex Offenders, Property Ownership, Domain Name Ownership, U.C.C. Filings, Vehicle Ownership, Driving Records.
A true background investigation, when investigated properly by a licensed P.I., involves much more than a quick computer records search. You should never rely on outdated databases to gather pertinent information about the key-players involved in a court case. Proper background investigations require the investigator to go out into the field, locate and verify information before putting it into a report.
The asset search is used to reveal the financial profile of an individual or business. These searches can help you find hidden family assets after a family member’s death. It can prepare you for a filing a lawsuit to check for assets of the individual or business you are pursuing. It can help your attorney uncover a spouse’s hidden accounts or other assets for a divorce case.
The asset search can also reveal the integrity or desirability of a potential business or business partner with whom you are giving money to invest. There are several levels of the asset search, from a basic search of public records to a very thorough, deeper asset investigation, which can reveal hidden assets and offshore accounts. A Private Investigator is required to help uncover these hidden and often hard to find assets.
Nothing does a better job of demonstrating the truth than photos or video. When your case involves an individual engaged in some behavior they deny doing or are prohibited from doing, getting it on film provides the most compelling evidence.